NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said yesterday that five new member institutions have joined the RNAi Global Initiative, a partnership between the firm’s Dharmacon product team and international research centers.
The five new members are the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, India; the Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; the University of Georgia, Department of Infectious Diseases, in Athens, Ga.; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.; and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
The initiative was launched in 2005 to advance the use of whole-genome RNA interference screening. Members share information and develop common research standards to advance RNAi gene-silencing techniques, said Thermo.
With the addition of the five new members, the initiative now has a total of 31 members, all of which use the Dharmacon whole-genome small-interfering RNA library in their research.