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Funding Update: Mar 11, 2011

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

Title: Modeling and Prediction of Protein and Protein/Ligand Behavior on Surfaces
Principal Investigator: Thomas Knotts
Sponsor: Brigham Young University
Start/End Date: March 1, 2011 – Feb. 29, 2012
Amount Awarded to Date: $81,884

Funds efforts to probe the stability of proteins and protein-ligand complexes in bulk and on a different variety of surfaces as a means of better understanding the factors affecting protein-surface interaction with the ultimate goal of improving the design of protein arrays.


Title: microMOSAIC Frameworks for Next-Generation Proteomic Technology
Principal Investigator: Amy Herr
Sponsor: University of California-Berkeley
Start/End Date: Feb. 15, 2011 – Jan. 31, 2012
Amount Awarded to Date: $74,450

Funds a project to develop microfluidic devices for proteomics research using microchambers that are regionally photopatterned with discrete nanomaterials in order to improve multi-step protein separations.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.