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Sweden, Canada to Collaborate on Six Genomics and Proteomics Projects

NEW YORK, June 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers from Sweden and Canada will partner on six genomics and proteomics research projects with a total of $2 million in funding, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research said today.


Swedish researchers will collaborate with Canadian scientists on projects related to forestry genomics that have already been funded by Genome Canada. The foundation said that one area of particular interest will be the integration of genomics knowledge related to poplar and spruce - model plants for tree biology in Sweden and Canada, respectively.


Other projects include an investigation into the immune response in Sjogren's syndrome and cytomegalovirus infections; the study of functional networks in yeast and C. elegans; and a structural genomics project to map 3D protein structures in human and other genomes using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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