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Funding Update: NSF Grants Awarded to CUNY, University of Puget Sound, and More

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

Title: Commercialization of Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography Resins Based on Nanomaterials
Principal Investigator: Michele Vittadello
Sponsor: CUNY Medgar Evers College
Start/End Date: Jan. 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014
Amount Awarded to Date: $50,000

Funds a customer discovery and business development effort to commercialize a new type of immobilized metal affinity chromatography resins based on graphene oxide nanosheets.


Title: Comparative Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of Phytochrome Responses in Tomato
Principal Investigator: Andreas Madlung
Sponsor: University of Puget Sound
Start/End Date: Feb. 1, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2019
Amount Awarded to Date: $625,623

Funds study of transcriptomic and proteomic changes in tomato seedlings and phytochrome mutants during early development with the aim of better understanding light-mediated responses during seedling development.


Title: Delving Deeper into the Proteome
Principal Investigator: Frank Jahnke
Sponsor: Sonata Biosciences
Start/End Date: Jan. 1,2014 – June 30, 2014
Amount Awarded to Date: $150,000

Funds proof-of-concept work on a new methods for removing abundant proteins from human fluid samples including blood to improve proteomic analysis.

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