My company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, is sponsoring a small research grant valued at $12,500 in Pierce Human In Vitro Protein Expression Kits. Currently there is a call for abstracts. The application submission deadline for the in vitro translation grant ends April 6, 2010. The application is not very long so the the abstract, experimental design and other information should be polished, brief and to the point.
To read more information and get an application: Call for Applications: Thermo Scientific In Vitro Protein Translation Grant Program
Why is this so important? Well, the Pierce In Vitro Protein Expression Kits are the first commercially available products to use Human cell extracts for in vitro protein translation. These kits produce high yields of functional protein with the proper post translational modifications, something that is missing from bacterial, yeast, insect and rabbit cell-based expression systems. There are four kit formats, two specifically optimized for in vitro glycoprotien expression and two for general in vitro protein expression. For each type of kit, there is one for protein expression from either DNA or mRNA templates – all producing much higher yield than the common Promega TNT® T7 Coupled Reticulocyte Lysate System