CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proteintech, the benchmark in antibodies, today announced the winners of the 2017 SFN Travel Grant awards. Jae Mun Kim at University of Southern California and Carmen Lorenz at Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin have each been awarded $1,000 each to cover expenses to attend the 2017 Society for Neuroscience (SFN) annual meeting, being held November 11-15 in Washington D.C.
Until recently, obtaining information about which genes are turned on at single cells has been difficult, if not impossible. Kim and colleagues at the University of Southern California have developed a technique called PAIA (Patch-aRNA in vitro transcription amplification), which is an improved method to study the genetic transcripts in single cells and which will expand our ability to answer questions about differences in gene expression among individual cells.
“I am so excited to have a great chance to meet awesome neuroscientists from all over the world!” said Kim.
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are strongly linked to diseases affecting the nervous system. Lorenz and colleagues at the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin Germany have generated iPSC-derived NPCs from patients carrying MT-ATP6 mutations. Obtained data suggest that patient-derived NPCs represent an effective model that might help to discover new treatment strategies regarding debilitating mtDNA encephalopathies.
“Neuroscience is so fascinating and I look forward to learn about the latest insights. I am very happy to receive the Proteintech SFN Travel Grant and can’t wait to go to the conference,” Lorenz said. She will present her research (#104.05) from 9 a.m. to 9:15 on November 12.
“SFN is a wonderful representation of the possibilities and excitement of science,” says William Olds, scientific officer at Proteintech. “We are delighted to be able to allow more minds to attend the conference and become inspired to even greater work.”
To further acknowledge the dedication shown in the laboratory, Proteintech announces its 3rd annual Best Lab Manager award. Winner receives a $1000 stipend towards the lab’s research, a plaque, giftcard, mug, and laboratory notebook. Nomination period begins on October 9, 2017.
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Proteintech is an antibody manufacturer selling directly to scientists and only selling its own products to maintain the highest level of quality control leading to superior reproducibility and lot consistency. With over 2/3 of the human genome completed, we have a catalog of over 12,000 antibodies against 12,000 targets covering almost complete spectrum of research areas. To view tens of thousands of publications and in-house validation images in WB, IHC, IF, FC, IP, CHIP, Knock-down siRNA using our antibodies and to learn more about Proteintech and their mission to deliver products directly from their bench to the researcher’s bench, please visit www.ptglab.com.