Agilent Technologies is fostering integrated, whole-systems approaches to biological research through two $75,000 grants. The application deadline is August 12, 2011.
Funds will support academic or nonprofit research projects covering the development of open source Agilent-compatible software tools for integrating data from different omics platforms—genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Click here for full details on eligibility, submission, and the review process.
Grant 1: Validating Protein Pathway Information—Integrating Proteomic Data with Transcriptomic or Metabolomic Data Sets. The purpose of this initiative is to support the development or improvement of advanced mass spectrometry informatics tools that drive integration of gene expression, metabolomic, and targeted proteomics data. Specifically, we are looking for proposals that focus on automation of targeted mass spectrometry-based proteomics experiments (e.g., SRM, exact mass) aimed at hypothesis testing or validation of protein pathways and/or interaction networks generated by integrating existing transcriptomic and/or metabolomic datasets.
Grant 2: Modeling Disease Progression—Combining Gene Expression and Copy Number Variation Data. The purpose of this initiative is to support the development of advanced microarray and next-generation sequencing-based informatics tools to drive the integration of gene expression and genomic copy number data. Specifically, we are looking for proposals that focus on the correlation of copy number events and whole transcriptome measurements aimed at hypothesis testing or validation of disease progression models.
Agilent Integrated Biology Grant Program