• Date Awarded:
    Aug 2008
     
  • Amount:
    $1,008,000
     
  • Term:
    12 months
     
  • Grant ID:
    GBMF1973
     
  • Funding Area:
    Science
     
 
 

This grant will be used by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State University) to support the "Save the Devil" breeding Project. The Tasmanian Devil is under threat of extinction due to an unusual highly infectious facial tumor. The goal of the grant is to generate a draft version of the Tasmanian Devil genome (DNA sequence. This information will be used by scientists and nature conservationists to tackle the cause, route and ultimate prevention of this devastating infectious cancer and to reestablish the Tasmanian Devil population.

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Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (6)

date grant program term amount
Sep 2012 Sequencing the California Condor 25 months $599,000
May 2010 Summer Courses Dedicated Sequencing Pipeline Science 28 months $766,296
Aug 2008 Sequencing the Tasmanian Devil Science 12 months $1,008,000
Oct 2007 Dedicated Marine Microbiology DNA Sequencing Pipeline Science 25 months $2,036,298
May 2006 Metagenomics of Marine Microbial Communities Study Science 24 months $184,446
Sep 2005 Ion Microprobe for Marine Micobiological Applications Science 24 months $250,000

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