The GRCF is excited to announce the award of $25,000 in Core Coins in 2018 as a funding mechanism to offer single molecule sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore GridION platform, with a focus on rapid sequence identification, utilizing long reads for improved genome assembly, analysis of full length RNA transcripts from cDNA, direct sequencing of RNA molecules, metagenomic analysis, structural variant detection, copy number detection in complex regions, and support of experimentation where short reads are insufficient. The RFA is currently being developed once it is available a link will be found on this page.
Core Coins Backround
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Core Coins Pilot Program is a new funding mechanism designed to encourage investigators to access core services and facilities. Our goal is to accelerate research by providing rapid, targeted funding to address small but critical gaps in basic, clinical and translational research work currently not funded by other sources. Core Coins will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual investigators and core facilities.