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FEI and MPI to Improve Electron Tomography as Part of EU Proteomics Project

NEW YORK, April 26 (GenomeWeb News) - FEI will collaborate with researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried to develop new electron tomography technology for studying protein complexes in cells, the company said today.


The collaboration is part of a large-scale interaction proteomics project funded with 12 million from the European Union. Electron microscope maker FEI, of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will receive about 700,000 ($830,000) of the funding for the first 18 months, according to Ulrich Hartl, a professor and director at MPI Martinsried who coordinates the project.


The project, which has nine academic partners in several European countries, also includes Thermo Electron in Bremen, Germany, and protein array firm Jerini of Berlin. More details can be found in this week's ProteoMonitor.

The Scan

Unwrapping Mummies' Faces

LiveScience reports that Parabon NanoLabs researchers have reconstructed how three Egyptian mummies may have looked.

Study on Hold

The Spectrum 10K study has been put on hold due to a backlash, leading the researchers to conduct consultations with the autism community, Nature News reports.

Others Out There Already

Reuters reports that Sanofi is no longer developing an mRNA-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

PNAS Papers on GWAS False Discovery, PRAMEF2 Role in Tumorigenesis, RNA Virus Reverse Genetics

In PNAS this week: strategy to account for GWAS false-discovery rates, role of PRAMEF2 in cancer development, and more.