The ability to view protein molecules in cells and monitor changes in their structure, quantity, distribution, and interactions is key to understanding what causes diseases and to finding treatments and cures. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for its new Visual Proteomics Imaging Request for Applications (RFA), focused on supporting innovations in technology that will allow researchers to obtain near-atomic resolution readouts inside cells.
This grant program aims to advance the field of visual proteomics through 2.5-year challenge grants that will support the development of hardware, software, and methods. Examples of research themes could include hardware and software development to enhance contrast and resolution for electron tomography, high-resolution correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM), and FIB-SEM; sample preparation improvements for electron tomography; and development of software or new computational techniques and algorithms for identifying protein molecules inside cells and segmenting sub-cellular structures. Learn more and apply.
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 17, 2021 by 5 p.m. Pacific Time