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EC Issues 383M-Euro Call For Life Science, Genomics Proposals

NEW YORK, July 8 (GenomeWeb News) - The European Commission has launched a call for proposals under its Sixth Framework funding program that address a variety of topics in the life sciences, genomics and biotechnology fields.


Topics for proposals include gene expression and proteomics, structural genomics, comparative genomics and population genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics, diagnostics, and in vitro tests to replace animal experimentation. Conditions to be addressed include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, brain and nervous system diseases, aging, and resistance to antibiotics and other drugs.


The total budget for this call for proposals is €382.6 million ($456.6 million).


The deadline for submitting proposals is Sept. 11, 2005.


More information about the call for proposals is available here.


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