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Keck Gives $1.25 Million to UC Riverside to Equip New Plant Proteomics Lab

NEW YORK, Jan. 29-The University of California, Riverside is getting $1.25 million for a new plant proteomics laboratory, the university said on Monday.

 

The grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation will fund instrument purchases for a new proteomics center in the university's new Center for Plant Cell Biology, part of UCR's Genomics Institute.

 

With the genomics institute, the center operates a Finnigan LCQ Deca ion trap mass spectrometer, an HPLC system, 2-D gel equipment, an ABI 3100 DNA sequencer, a Ciphergen SELDI chip reader, and other tools. The plant cell biology center plans to use the Keck money to buy new equipment, including mass spectrometers and an automated protein sequencer, during the next 19 months.

 

Riverside's Genomics Institute was founded in 2000, and the Center for Plant Cell Biology, chaired by Natasha Raikel, was established in early 2002.

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