A long overdue post. Together with our collaborators we were successful in several funding rounds, which will help us progress some exciting projects.
First we got awarded a Maurice Wilkins Centre Flexible Research Programme grant to advance our project on long non-coding RNA identification in colorectal cancer. This grant will help us to validate some of the prediction from our identification pipeline.
We received a Massey University Research Fund Grant which will help Arielle to fund a stay at University of Otago, Christchurch to do validation experiments of her colorectal cancer microbes.
Finally, in a completely new collaboration we got awarded a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment grant. This grant will help us together with our collaborators to evolve and study microbial communities to reduce nitrite contamination of water. Here, we will lead the computational side of the project.