Month: September 2013

CAS Shanghai Institutes develop more sensitive acetylcholine esterases based on yeast surface display for food control

A team around Professor Hui WANG used Drosophila AChE and a yeast surface display method to enhance sensitivity of this enzyme towards organophosphorous and carbamate pesticides occuring in food. The study was supported by the Ministry of Health, Beijing. Jinquan Li et al., PLoS ONE 8(9): e72986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072986

BGI Shenzen will establish genome sequencing institute at Sidra, Qatar

Through its partnership with BGI, the largest genome sequencing organization in the world, Sidra will collaborate with and provide support to all biomedical research organizations in Qatar and the middle-East/North African region needing genomic analysis. The agreement places Sidra in the ranks of other BGI partners, all high performing academic centers, in the US and […]

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