Proteomics, or the analysis of the total protein complement possessed by an organism, includes the identification, sequencing and structural characterization of proteins, the determination of their localization, modifications, interactions, activities, and their function.
The W. M. Keck Foundation is one of the nation's largest philanthropic organizations. Established in 1954 by the late William Myron Keck, founder of The Superior Oil Company, the foundation's grantmaking is focused primarily on the areas of medical research, science, and engineering. Eligible institutions in the fields of science, engineering, medical research, and liberal arts are accredited universities, colleges, medical schools, and major, independent medical research institutions.
"We are grateful to the W. M. Keck Foundation for its financial assistance to the Genomics Institute and its Center for Plant Cell Biology," said UC Riverside Chancellor France Crdova. "Thanks to the grant, faculty and students associated with UCR's Genomics Institute will be able to establish a proteomics laboratory to produce knowledge on plants, insects, and pathogens that is essential to enhancing the world's food supply."
"The award is an important validation of our activities at the Genomics Institute," said Michael Clegg, director of the Genomics Institute and Distinguished Professor of Genetics at UC Riverside, "especially because it comes at a time when many philanthropic foundations have had to scale back activities.
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