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A multi-institutional team of researchers, led by John Gerlt, Gutgsell Chair, Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, received a prestigious and highly competitive 'Glue grant' from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. Glue grants provide resources to tackle 'complex problems that are of central importance to biomedical science but are beyond the means of any one research group,' so these 'glue' together multidisciplinary groups of investigators. This Glue grant, known as the Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI), will develop a strategy for discovering the functions of unknown enzymes discovered in genome sequencing projects. The EFI will receive $33.9 million in total costs for the five-year project.

Jun 01, 2010
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A multi-institutional team of researchers