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Number Crunch Finding Funding

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Michigan announced the recipients of $30 million from the Michigan Life Sciences Corridor — projects specifically involving genomics and proteomics garnered a good chunk of that. The news came on the heels of the state’s earlier announcement that it had slashed $12.5 million out of the group’s $45 million annual budget for 2003 and would lower 2004 funding even more, to $20 million.

Of the awards announced, GT rounded up those that appear most related to genomics, bioinformatics, and proteomics below.

Awardee Project Title Funding

Richard Everson,
Wayne State University

Streamlining genomics for personalized medicine

$2,354,979

Phil Andrews,
University of Michigan

Michigan Proteome Consortium

$2,084,012

Jack Preiss,
Michigan State University

Michigan Center for Structural Biology

$1,744,921

Tatiana Nikolskaya,
GeneGo

Platform technology for in silico reconstruction of disease states

$1,386,006

James Tiedje,
Michigan State University

GeneScreen: A low-cost and high-density DNA biochip for detecting up to 30,000 microorganisms

$1,137,449

Mark Hughes,
Wayne State University

Genomics Facility for the Life Sciences Corridor

$1,041,599

Mark Kielb,
DNA Software

Commercializing software for microarray and advanced PCR assay design

$364,000

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