Navigation Links
National Science Foundation awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication
Date:7/26/2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $999,531 grant to Virginia Tech to optimize the laboratory processes used to make custom DNA molecules with the tools and methods of industrial engineering. The interdisciplinary team led by Jean Peccoud, Associate Professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute also includes Kimberly Ellis and Jaime Camelio, Associate Professors in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, at Virginia Tech.

The concept of DNA fabrication has its roots in synthetic biology, an emerging area of biological research that applies engineering methods to design, build, and characterize artificial biological systems that meet user-defined specifications. DNA fabrication combines natural and chemically synthetized DNA fragments together in order to make larger DNA molecules that conform to computer-designed sequences.

DNA fabrication includes gene synthesis, the process of assembling chemically synthesized oligonucleotides into double-stranded DNA fragments. It also includes more traditional activities such as the development of mutant collections or libraries of plasmid expressing families of proteins. In this broad perspective, most biologists practice DNA fabrication, although they are more likely to call it molecular biology or genetic engineering.

"The reward of this project is a much-needed increase in productivity of the life science research enterprise. Our national R&D infrastructure needs to be more fiscally responsible in these times of constrained budgets. In order to enhance U.S. competitiveness, it is necessary to find ways of producing more data, more discoveries, and more applications with stable or shrinking resources," said Peccoud. "We are proposing a change of paradigm in laboratory management that will enable American biotechnology companies to create manufacturing jobs for people who did not have a chance to receive a college education."

DNA
'/>"/>

Contact: Aleta Todd Delaplane
aleta9@vbi.vt.edu
540-231-6966
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. International regulation curbs illegal trade of caviar
2. The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry presented its 2012 awards at CYTO 2012
3. International congress on behavior, animal husbandry and animal well-being in Vienna
4. Rice receives $1 million INSPIRE award from National Science Foundation
5. 500 international cloud researchers meet in Leipzig
6. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2012
7. Elsevier launches International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
8. Israel to set up National Center for Mediterranean Sea Research, headed by U of Haifa
9. WALTHAM® demonstrates commitment to scientific dialogue and exchange at international human animal interaction conference
10. Nitrogen pollution changing Rocky Mountain National Park vegetation, says CU-Boulder-led study
11. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
National Science Foundation awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication
(Date:8/19/2014)... Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) ... difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but ... genetic and epigenetic (when genes are turned on ... potential factors, researchers at Boston University School of ... a first of its kind study to identify ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... in college biology and other science courses are ... ways, and now they have a new textbook ... Life Sciences," published this month by Princeton Press ... for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), teaches readers ... be used to explore and explain biological phenomena. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant from the National ... of the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Department ... study of the energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of ... climates. , Radiant barriers are reflective thermal insulations commonly ... thereby reducing the amount of heat emitted in the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In-utero methadone, Subutex exposure could alter gene expression, cause severe Neonatal Abstience Syndrome 2New textbook introduces undergraduates to mathematics for the life sciences 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 2UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes 3
... Va.Catheter Lysis of Thromboembolic Stroke (CLOTS)an intensive five-day ... Oct. 24-28 in Dallas, Texasprovides interventional radiologists, neurointerventionalists, ... opportunity to review, observe and discuss all aspects ... the third-leading cause of death in the United ...
... 2010 A yearlong beach study led by a ... at sub-tropical beaches face an increased risk of illness. ... beachgoers face when exposed to recreational marine water at ... contamination. B.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Beach Environmental Assessment and ...
... Calif. , July 28 DigitalPersona, ... protection solutions, today announced DigitalPersona® Pro Enterprise, a ... protection and communication security.  DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise helps ... mobile workforces -- full disk encryption (FDE), two-factor ...
Cached Biology News:Explore stroke care with Society of Interventional Radiology's CLOTS 2Study suggests swimmers at sub-tropical beaches show increased risk of illness 2DigitalPersona Delivers New Centrally-Managed Solution for Notebook Data Protection and Remote Access Security 2DigitalPersona Delivers New Centrally-Managed Solution for Notebook Data Protection and Remote Access Security 3DigitalPersona Delivers New Centrally-Managed Solution for Notebook Data Protection and Remote Access Security 4
(Date:8/18/2014)... Global HIV Infection Drug Market and Pipeline Insight is ... HIV infection and the number of deaths due to AIDS ... across the globe. It has been estimated that the death ... 2013, with the rates for children being even much lower. ... rates has been the improved access to antiretroviral drugs and ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... , Aug. 18, 2014 TNI BioTech, Inc. ... pioneering the manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for ... Company is providing a second notice of TNI BioTech,s ... making the announcement, Noreen Griffin , founder and ... advance for your participation in the Annual Meeting. On ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... August 2014 Vier führende deutsche ... klinische Studie auf, in der eine Intraokularlinse ... das Sehvermögen bei allen Entfernungen verbessern, so ... keine Lese- oder Gleitsichtbrille mehr benötigen. Die ... FluidVision Accommodating Intraocular Lens (FluidVision akkomodative ...
(Date:8/16/2014)... a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times ... as the weight of an individual virus. , The ... (ANU), hinges on using laser beams to cool a ... level of sensitivity achieved after cooling is accurate enough ... virus that is 100 billion times lighter than a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 2Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 3Global HIV Infection Drug Market Overview 4TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 2TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 3TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014 4Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 2Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 3Implantation einer revolutionären akkommodativen Linse bei Katarakt-Patienten in deutschen Augenzentren im Rahmen einer internationalen klinischen Studie 4Laser makes microscopes way cooler 2
... , ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Biology Technology:PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 2PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 3PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 4PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 5PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 6PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 7PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 8PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 9PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 10PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 11PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 12PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 13PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 14PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 15PDL BioPharma Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Provides First Quarter 2010 Revenue Guidance 16AMA Honors NIH Chief Molecular Biologist Ira Pastan, M.D. With Top Government Service Award 2AMA Honors NIH Chief Molecular Biologist Ira Pastan, M.D. With Top Government Service Award 3YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 2YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 3YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 4YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 5
... The DNA Engine Tetrad thermal cycler ... the pioneering PTC-200 DNA Engine cycler. ... the capacity with a footprint only ... throughput for laboratories that run massive ...
The sealed ice cooling unit is used to absorb heat that is generated during transfers performed in the Criterion blotter....
The SVT3-2 diverter valve is a 3-port, 2-position valve for use with the BioLogic DuoFlow system....
... is for 2-D separations. The cell has a ... II xi multi-cell can be customized for several ... and cooling system. The PROTEAN II xi multi-cell ... XL multi-cell for a wider format that accommodates ...
Biology Products: