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Kentucky Research Partnership Wins $15M NIH Grant

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has extended its funding for a Kentucky-based network of research resource centers offering genomics and proteomics technologies through a $15 million grant, the University of Louisville said today.

The Kentucky IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY-INBRE), a multi-university collaboration, will use the new funding from the National Center for Research Resources to fund its programs through 2013.

The university said that the KY-INBRE programs have focused primarily on genomics and neuroscience, and that its genetic analysis and proteomics facilities are made available to scientists throughout Kentucky.

Louisville’s partners in the program in include Morehead State University, the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, North Kentucky University, and Western Kentucky University.

The network’s cores include a genomics core, a bioinformatics core, an administrative core, and an education mentoring and training core. A research core also may provide grants to independent researchers.

The microarray facility at the University of Louisville provides gene expression, genotyping, and DNA sequencing services, as well as real-time PCR and quantitative as well as qualitative nucleic acid analysis.

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