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Grants + Awards

External:

  • NSF ABI "Extending the RAST Server to Support Reconstruction and Modeling of Cellular Networks"
    • September 2009 - August 2011, $1,267,183
    • DeJongh M, Best A, Tintle N, Rodionov D and Overbeek R.
  • NSF MRI "Acquisition of Automated Genetic Analyzer for Interdisciplinary Research, Teaching and Training in Molecular Phylogenetics, Biology, and Bioinformatics in an Undergraduate College"
    • September 2008 - August 2009, $117,080
    • Best A, McDonough G and Evans T.
  • NSF "RUI: Automated Metabolic Reconstruction for All Sequenced Microbial Genomes"
    • August 2008 - August 2011, $235,022
    • DeJongh M and Best A.
  • National Genomics Research Initiative, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • January 2008 – May 2011, equipment and supplies
    • Best A and Stukey J.

Internal:

  • Interdisciplinary Course Development, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • January 2008 – May 2009, $10,000
    • "Phage Genomics Research"
    • Best A and Stukey J.
  • Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • June 2008 – December 2008, $10,000
    • "Nucleosome dynamics in Giardia lamblia: A preliminary search for histone modifications in a primitive eukaryote"
    • Best A and Pikaart M.
  • Towsely Research Scholar Award, Hope College
    • June 2007 – August 2010, $16,000
  • Interdisciplinary Course Development, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • January 2007 – May 2007, $5,000
    • Best A and Krueger B.
  • Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • June 2006 – December 2006, $10,000
    • "Evaluation and Implementation of Structural Equation Modeling as a Statistical Method for Refining Theoretical Genome-Scale Models with Experimental Data"
    • Best A, DeJongh M and Tintle N.
  • Interdisciplinary Case Study Development, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • March 2006 – August 2006, $2,500
    • "What's in the Cup?"
    • Best A and Barton A.
  • Faculty Development Grant for Interdisciplinary Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • June 2005 – December 2005, $10,000
    • "Development of a Software Environment for Comparative Genome Analysis and Annotation"
    • Best A and DeJongh M.

Awards:

  • Argonne National Laboratory Guest Faculty Research Program, Summer 2007
  • Towsley Research Scholar, Hope College, 2007-2010
  • Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) F21 Program, 2006
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Contact Details

Phone: 616-395-7376
Fax: 616-395-7125
E-mail: best@hope.edu
Office: Science Center 3015

Office Hours

Please make an appointment to see me.