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Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Great Lakes Northern Fore...

By Geological Survey
Government Grant

$430,000

deadline:

07/02/21

Description

US Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU Partner for a research project that will target filling gaps in the application of RT-QuIC to support CWD management and research. Specifically, the project will support U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) efforts to establish a 1) bank of well-characterized reference samples that are available for USGS CWD research and the wider research community to ensure proper assay functioning, 2) identify optimal tissues for ante-mortem sampling, 3) determine biological relevance of RT-QuIC results, 4) optimize extraction methods and the assay for detection of prions from incinerator products generated during carcass disposal, and 5) evaluate the effectiveness of incineration for inactivating prions.

Eligibility

  • Others

Thanks to the funder for their generosity.