WASHINGTON,The Environmental Protection Agency has picked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a grant to create an environmental bioinformatics center.

The EPA is putting $9 million into the project. A similar center will also be created at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Piscataway.

The centers are to “merge computer science, biology, and toxicology to predict hazardous outcomes and advance the field of human health and ecological risk assessment,” the EPA said in a statement.