Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research
Title: Learning in Worst-Case Noise Models
Principal Investigator: Adam Klivans
Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin
Start/End Date: Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug 31, 2014
Amount Awarded to Date: $499,864
Funds a study to develop machine-learning algorithms that can succeed in the presence of noisy datasets, which could lead to more powerful classification tools for purposes such as protein identification and detection.
Title: Development of Fluorescent Probes for Protein Phosphorylation
Principal Investigator: Hung-Teh Kao
Start/End Date: Jan. 1, 2011 – June 30, 2011
Amount Awarded to Date: $150,000
Funds a project to optimize and market a fluorescent biomarker responsive to protein phosphorylation that could be used in the detection of protein kinase activity, allowing for better study of protein signaling networks as well as screening for pharmaceutical compounds like kinase inhibitors.
Title: Enzymology of Multi-Enzyme Systems on Self-Assembled Surfaces
Principal Investigator: Neal Woodbury
Sponsor: Arizona State University
Start/End Date: Dec. 1, 2010 – Nov. 30, 2013
Amount Awarded to Date: $406,206
Funds research into using ligands and self-assembled DNA nanoscaffold surfaces to optimize the orientations and conformations of surface-bound enzymes to improve their function in various biosensing and biocatalytic applications.