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Funding Update: NSF Grants Awarded to UW-Madison, University of Michigan


Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research

Title: Amyloid Regulatory Networks
Principal Investigator: Regina Murphy
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Start/End Date: June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2016
Amount Awarded to Date: $390,001

Funds an effort to investigate the non-self association between amyloidogenic proteins, examining roughly 100 different pairs of proteins to determine if they interact. For interacting proteins, experiments will be done to identify the portions of the proteins involved in the interaction and to measure the effect of these interactions on progression on the amyloidogenesis pathway.

Title: Next-Generation Ion Mobility-Mass-Spectrometry of Protein-ligand and Multiprotein Complexes
Principal Investigator: Brandon Ruotolo
Sponsor: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Start/End Date: May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2018
Amount Awarded to Date: $250,000

Funds development of a mass spec technique combining nanospray ionization with ion-mobility mass spec to investigate drug molecule binding with multi-protein complexes.

The Scan

UK Funds to Stay Ahead of Variants

The UK has announced a further £29.3 million to stay on top of SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Guardian reports.

Push for Access

In a letter, researchers in India seek easier access to COVID-19 data, Science reports.

Not as Cold

Late-stage trial results are expected soon for an RNA-based vaccine that could help meet global demand as it does not require very cold storage, the New York Times writes.

Genome Research Papers on Microbes' Effects on Host Transfer RNA, Honeybee Evolution, Single-Cell Histones

In Genome Research this week: influence of microbes on transfer RNA patterns, evolutionary relationships of honeybees, and more.