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WHOI scientist receives marine microbiology initiative investigator award from Moore Foundation
Date:12/4/2012

m honored to have been selected. This grant will give my lab the freedom and flexibility to explore 'high risk' research areas applying techniques to marine microbial and biogeochemical questions that are only just being asked," says Saito. "We plan to explore and develop the latest proteomic techniques with a particular emphasis on detecting, quantifying, and discovering metalloenzymesproteins that require metals to conduct their enzymatic reactionsand their critical role in global biogeochemical cycles. These are exciting and underexplored research areas of ocean sciences."

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Microbiology Initiative was launched in 2004. The current cohort of 16 investigators was chosen through an extensive review process that considered over 180 applications. A full list of recipients is available on the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation website.

"We're providing some of the Louis Pasteurs of this field with additional, flexible fundingabove and beyond that which they may already be receivingto give them more freedom to pursue bold, new discoveries," said Steve McCormick, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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