Teachers and high school students from 13 counties in Western and Central New York will conduct scientific research in bioinformatics during the next three years under a $1.1 million project supported by a National Science Foundation grant to the University at Buffalo.

Stephen Koury and his colleagues at UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received the grant to educate teachers and encourage students to pursue careers in engineering and the sciences. In all, about 90 teachers and 450 students will take part in a study of the marine bacterium Kytococcus sedentarius.