WASHINGTON--The Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the Office of Energy Research of the U.S. Department of Energy, announced that it is accepting applications in instrumentation research supporting the Human Genome Program. The department seeks applications from a broad range of scientists with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering, including those not presently involved in the Human Genome Program.
To meet the needs of biology in the next century, the department seeks research in new instrumentation and technical approaches for DNA sequencing, automation and integration of DNA sequencing systems, validation of DNA sequencing accuracy, and the determination of gene function of newly sequenced DNA. The goals are to reduce costs and increase throughput while maintaining accuracy for producing DNA sequences and related analyses.
Preapplications should be received by DOE by June 8, and formal applications must be received by August 19. More information is available at http://www.er.doe.gov/production/grants/grants.html.