UC Irvine computer science professor Tatsuya Suda has been awarded a $478,000 grant by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology for his work in molecular communication – an emerging area that integrates computer science, biological science and nanoscience. Suda and his research team also received two grants from the National Science Foundation for a project titled International: Collaborative Research for Designing Molecular Motor Communication Systems, which will sponsor international collaboration between Suda’s group and researchers in Japan as well as a workshop on molecular communication.