NIGMS (National Institute of General Medical Sciences) announced a ‘glue grant’ to support an interdisciplinary team of scientists who will use state-of-the-art biophysical and computational methods to understand how the structure and movement of membrane proteins determine their functions. NIGMS will fund the project through a glue grant totaling $22.5 million over 5 years. Glue grants are so named because they bring together large, interdisciplinary teams of scientists. This project, called the Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium, includes investigators from 14 institutions in four different countries.
The NIH recently announced a proposal solicitation for use of the Blue Waters petascale computing system.
They will be giving a videocast on December 17th and of course molecular modeling is at the top of the list of priorities:
“Because of the considerable NIGMS investment in protein folding and prediction of protein structure from sequence, we will explore this area during the videocast.”