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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics and Protein Research: Dec 21, 2006

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Recent NSF Awards in Proteomics
and Protein Research
Principal Investigator Sponsor
Start/End Date
Amount
Title
Eugene Kolker Biatech Nonprofit Research Center
Dec.1, 2006/
May 31, 2008
$200,000
Data analysis environment for microbial proteome studies
Ernesto Freire John Hopkins University
Feb. 1, 2007/
Jan. 31, 2008
$202,252
Cooperative interactions in proteins
Joan-Emma Shea University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan.1, 2007/
Dec.31, 2007
$149,678
Effects of the cellular environment on protein assembly
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