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PNNL Wins $10.3M NIH Biodefense Proteomics Contract

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., have won a $10.3 million biodefense proteomics contract from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Agents, PNNL said last week..


Under the five-year contract, scientists led by Richard Smith will analyze the proteins of orthopox viruses, Salmonella typhimurium, and Salmonella typhi using proteomics techniques.


Collaborators at OregonHealthSciencesUniversity in Portland will prepare the microbial samples, which will be analyzed by researchers at PNNL to determine which microbial proteins interact with which human host cells proteins.


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