New funding for BioCARS, GSECARS
BioCARS: Funding for "BioCARS, a Synchrotron Structural Biology Resource” has been received from the NIH National Council for Research Resources (NCRR) Biomedical Technology Resource Center Program as the result of a competitive renewal proposal submitted in October 2001.
The grant for $9.8M is for a five-year period beginning August 2002 which marks the beginning of the eleventh year of NIH support for BioCARS under the leadership of Principal Investigator, Keith Moffat. This award supports the operations of the BioCARS national resource on Sector 14 at the Advanced Photon Source. An additional $1.25M was granted for a large area fast readout CCD detector system.
BioCARS is among the most active sectors at the APS. During this past year close to 200 users have conducted research on the BioCARS facilities and published over 50 scientific papers.
GSECARS: Funding for "GeoSoilEnviroCARS, a Natural Resource for Earth, Planetary and Environmental Science Research at the Advanced Photon Source” has been received from the Earth Sciences Instrumentation and Facilities program at the National Science Foundation as the result of a competitive proposal submitted in January 2002.
The grant for $6.6M is for a four-year period beginning October 2002, which marks the beginning of the ninth year of NSF support for GSECARS.
GSECARS is also among the most active sectors at the APS, with over 420 beamtime proposals and more than 320 users since we began operations in 1997.