The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP), a leader in promoting world-scale research in the life sciences, has awarded CSU Professor Anton Komar and members of his international team a three-year/$900,000 research grant. The funding will allow Komar, a member of CSU’s Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease, the opportunity to study the structure of nascent peptides and kinetic control of co-translational folding on the ribosome.
Selected from a highly competitive pool of international submissions, Komar and his research team is one of only 25 research groups around the world chosen to receive HFSP funding in 2010. Other awards were presented to top researchers at universities such as: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford University UK, Cambridge University UK and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to name a few.
The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience. An emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences.
To read more about the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) and its research grants visit www.hfsp.org.
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