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Max Planck Society Investing $6.5M in New Chemical Genomics Center

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - The Max Planck Society will provide €5 million ($6.5 million) over five years to support an interdisciplinary chemical genomics center that will search for therapeutically active compounds, the organization said yesterday.


Additional funding will be supplied by "pharmaceutical companies," the statement said.


The CGC will be housed in the Biomedical Centre Dortmund, near the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, and research will begin this summer, the Max Planck Society said.


Max Planck institutes participating in the center include: the Institute for Molecular Physiology; the Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden; the Institute for Coal Research in M lheim; the Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Köln, the Institute for Psychiatry in M nich; and the Institute for Biochemistry in Martainsried.

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