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Chicago-Based Proteomics/Bioinformatics Project Receives $1.95 Million in Funding

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust have awarded $1.5 million to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium for a proteomics/bioinformatics demonstration project, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University said today.


The universities have also agreed to contribute an additional $150,000 each to the project.


According to the universities, the proteomics/bioinformatics project is the CBC's first initiative, and will join "experimentalists, instrumentalists and informaticians to apply new technology and new analytical techniques to addressing the basic questions of proteomics."


Researchers working under the project will have access to a Fourier transform mass spectrometer, the universities noted. The FTMS is expected to be in place by the summer, but before then research teams and computational resources will be established to analyze the large amounts of data expected to come out of the proteomics/bioinformatics effort.


The universities noted that the FTMS would be available to all researchers throughout the Chicago area, not just those at the UIC, the University of Chicago, and NorthwesternUniversity.

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