Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Rockin’ the House NIH Style!

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-17-2013

You can be the director of the NIH and still have fun! Franis Collins Rock’s Tedmed with his balad “Disease Don’t Care.”

New strategies for decoding genomes

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-29-2012

Following up on yesterday’s post “New Layer of Genetic Information Discovered,” here is a talk by Professor Jonathan Weissman on applications of the ribosome profiling approach. The talk covers:

  1. Development of ribosome profiling protocols for a wide variety of eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms.
  2. Uses of ribosome profiling to globally monitor when chaperones, targeting factors or processing enzymes engage nascent chains.
  3. Deciphering the driving force and biological consequences underlying the choice of synonymous codons.

Jump on the proteomic bandwagon

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-06-2012

Proteomics is about to take a big leap forward, that is if the NIH can help it.

Last week, the NIH put out a request for information aimed at determining how best to accelerate research in disruptive proteomics technologies. The organization is hoping that submissions will aim to greatly outperform current mass spec technologies and introduce an all new way of advancing proteomic questions.

According to the proposal:

The Disruptive Proteomics Technologies (DPT) Working Group of the NIH Common Fund wishes to identify gaps and opportunities in current technologies and methodologies related to proteome-wide measurements. For the purposes of this RFI, “disruptive” is defined as very rapid, very significant gains, similar to the “disruptive” technology development that occurred in DNA sequencing technology.

These are exciting times for the field of proteomics. Don’t be left behind! Click here to find out more on how to get involved today!

Where have all the young profs gone?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-16-2012

In a very interesting study on Principle Investigator demographics, Dr. Sally Rockey, Director of Extramural Research at the NIH, found that over the last 32 years the average age distribution of NIH principle investigators has increased significantly. Watch the video below to see a shocking visual representation of the data. As a note to our PI population, although hearing loss is common in the elderly, your inability to hear what’s being said in this video is not a sign of aging. The video does not have any sound!

See Rock Talk for the full story.

Imagine where genomic technology can take us

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-04-2012

Inspiring words from NIH director Francis Collins.