The primary objectives of the Biochemical Function Technology Core are to 1) produce and purify high-quality gene product targets, 2) perform biochemical/biophysical characterization of these targets, 3) conduct or facilitate the analysis of complex protein sample mixtures by mass spectrometry. Our technology core, located at Argonne National Lab, will support the gene function characterization effort of the investigators of our team by generating experimental evidence from biochemical assays that will help to determine the biochemical function(s) of gene products.

Public Health Relevance

Defining gene function requires experimentation across multiple scales. Our technology core is a state-of-the-art facility with the necessary advanced analytical instrumentation to define the biochemical function of purified gene products.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
5U19AI107792-02
Application #
8719935
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Chicago
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Chicago
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60637
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