Progress Points

Launched in 2014, BIG has continued to expand its network and increase its partnerships. Here are some of the stories highlighting our progress.


UB offers industry and researchers a new tool for analyzing big data. The supercomputing technology can solve problems in fields ranging from genomics to supply chain management.

The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) has signed a contract with Garwood Medical Devices, an agreement designed to create 40 new jobs in five years.

Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields will become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to UB from the National Institutes of Health.


UB's Institute for Healthcare Informatics has a key role in the new state-funded genome research center — part of a statewide public-private partnership designed to accelerate advances in genomic medicine into clinical care.

Confirmation arrived today that the New York State Legislature has approved Governor Cuomo's $105 million proposal to advance genomic medicine in NY State.  This joint project involves the NY Genome Center and several centers at the University at Buffalo.
NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced his intentions to authorize a $100 million collaboration between UB and the NYS Genome Center in NYC. 
As reported in the Buffalo News article on 1/9/14
As reported by WGRZ TV News on 1/8/14