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NIGMS Awards $40.7M to Consortium for Functional Glycomics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institute of General Medical has awarded a $40.7 million grant to the Consortium for Functional Glycomics.
  
The consortium, formed in 2001, will use the funding to support its research into the mechanisms through which carbohydrate-binding proteins mediate cell function.
 
Since 2001, the consortium has been forming alliances and building resources, such as a glycan array. The second five years will focus on new initiatives, such as creating a pathogen glycan array, developing new technologies to conduct high-throughput glycomics analysis, and creating a reagent bank, the consortium said.
 
The group represents more than 25 countries, including University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Palo Alto Research Center, Emory University, Indiana University, Imperial College of London, Japan’s Kyoto University, Russia’s ND Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, and The Netherlands’ VU University Medical Center.

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