Five New York City research institutions collaborate to study 3-D structures of proteins

llion for the first year. The Institute anticipates spending a total of around $150 million on these projects over five years, making NIGMS the world's single largest funder of structural genomics.

"These research centers are true pilots," said John Norvell, Ph.D., director of the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative. "Each will include every experimental and computational task of structural genomics and will develop strategies for use in the subsequent large-scale research networks. By the fifth year of the award, we expect each pilot center to reach a production level of 100 to 200 protein structures annually, which is significantly greater than the current rate of protein structure determination."


Contact: Joseph Bonner
Rockefeller University

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