NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (GenomeWeb News) - NimbleGen Systems has secured two National Human Genome Research Institute grants worth $2.5 million, the company said today. Both grants are part of NHGRI's Encyclopaedia of DNA Elements project, also called ENCODE.
The first grant, for $1.3 million, is called "Discovery of Binding Sites for Transcription Factors" and will have NimbleGen working with the laboratory of Peggy Farnham at the
"The NGS system is uniquely suited to accomplish the goals of the ENCODE project," Roland Green, CTO of NimbleGen, said in a statement. "The ability to create custom high-density arrays allows us to rapidly prototype and optimize array designs" in order to identify "all transcription factor binding sites in the human genome."