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German Research Ministry to Spend $11.4M to Build New Protein-Research Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research will provide €8.8 million ($11.4 million) to build a lab for protein and bio-molecular analysis, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory said yesterday.

The Integrated Facilities for Structural Biology will be an addition to Hamburg’s German Synchrotron Research Center, called the [email protected], and will focus on using synchrotron high-energy radiation to look at molecular structures.

The facility will also house hardware for high-throughput crystallization, sample preparation and characterization and data processing, EMBL said.

EMBL expects the facility to be available by 2010, and said it will be available for use by researchers from around the world.

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