March 6, 2012 03:38
Protein researchers of the world: here's your chance to make a lasting impact with information, ideas and comments on the topic of future disruptive proteomics technologies. The NIH has an RFI (Request for Information, NOT-RM-12-015) out, asking you to provide input in to how to accelerate research in disruptive proteomics technologies.
There are simple online forms where you can provide your anonymous feedback on the following topics:
- MS-based comprehensive protein identification and quantification. Realistic goals and associated challenges for orders-of-magnitude improvements in dynamic range, sensitivity, throughput or cost. Specific areas of instrumentation (e.g., source design/analyzer geometry, coupling with other instrumentation, etc.) more likely to yield disruptive improvements.
- Non-MS-based comprehensive protein identification and quantification. Opportunities and challenges for other technologies that could in the near or far term approach/exceed MS-based methods with respect to: accuracy, dynamic range, throughput, and cost in analyzing proteomes.
- Potential benefits and challenges in incorporation of informatics approaches and/or integration of large protein datasets into the development of the proteomic technologies.
- Potential important impacts of proteomics technology breakthroughs in basic, discovery and translational biomedical research.
This unique opportunity is available until March 26.
Quick! Disruptive proteomics technologies. The NIH wants to know what you're thinking.
What are you going to get out of this? No immediate grant awards. But your information may be included in planning future grant funding opportunities that seek to fund disruptive technologies that have occurred in DNA sequencing technologies in the past few years.
And that impact may be larger than any of the papers you have ever published.