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Scottish Universities Awarded 11.5M Pounds For Structural Proteomics

NEW YORK, June 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Three Scottish universities have been awarded nearly £11.5 million ( $21.1 million) for structural proteomics programs, the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council announced Thursday.


The funding, which is part of the council's Structural Proteomics of Rational Targets Initiative, includes over £6.8 million to go to the Membrane Protein Structure Initiative, a trans-UK effort led by Neil Isaacs of the University of Glasgow, and over £4.6 million will go to a structural proteomics facility that is a joint project of the Universities of St. Andrews and Dundee, for a multidisciplinary molecular and chemical biology scientific program, the BBSRC said.


The Membrane Protein Structure Initiative has the goal of developing strategies to increase understanding of cell membrane proteins, especially those that are molecular transporters.


BBSRC has £49 million in UK funds awarded in 2002, £14 million of which has been earmarked for structural proteomics.

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