NIH Chemical Genomics Center
The NIH Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC) was created in 2004 as a Comprehensive Screening Center in the Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network, part of the NIH Molecular Libraries Common Fund Program. The goals of NCGC in the NCATS Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation are to translate the discoveries of the Human Genome Project into biological and disease insights and ultimately new therapeutics for human disease through small molecule assay development, high-throughput screening, cheminformatics and chemistry.
In addition, NCGC is one of 12 centers that make up the National Cancer Institute’s Chemical Biology Consortium. These centers use the consortium’s high-throughput screening, informatics and chemistry resources to work on select cancer biology projects and move them through the therapeutics development pipeline, eventually into the clinic.
Through such programs, NCGC produces a variety of pre-clinical research tools, from informatics and software tools to an assay guidance manual and more than 200 molecular probes.
NCGC staff: 301-217-5733