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UK Research Council Sets Aside $26M to Fund Chemical Genetics, Metabolomics

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council this week announced two new funding opportunities in the areas of chemical genetics and metabolomics.

 

Under the "Selective Chemical Intervention in Biological Systems" initiative, a new program funded with with £10 million ($18.7 mllion), BBSRC will fund projects in the area of chemical genetics for up to five years  The deadline for the first round of applications is March 2.

 

BBSRC is also seeking proposals for the second phase of its "Plant and Microbial Metabolomics" initiative, providing funding of up to £4 million in total for three-year projects that will apply metabolomic approaches to relevant biological questions about plants or microorganisms. Applications have to be submitted by April 13.

 

BBSRC is one of seven research councils in the UKdistributing government funding for scientific research.

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