Transcriptome Profiling Grant Program

And the winners are…

Making the final decision on the 12 winners of the Ion Torrent™ Transcriptome Profiling Grant Program was a daunting task as all the applications addressed critical needs in clinical research. Thermo Fisher Scientific is proud to support these projects as progress must continue in these key human disease research areas. Please see our Behind the Bench blog for the details.

What grants are we offering?

Thermo Fisher Scientific and our Transcriptome-Certified Service Providers are pleased to offer the Ion Torrent™ Transcriptome Profiling Grants to aid translational researchers in addressing critical areas of clinical research.

We are offering up to 12 transcriptome sequencing grants in partnership with our Certified Service Providers. The winners' projects will be completed by our CSP co-sponsors. Each grant will include the processing of up to 24 samples using the Ion AmpliSeq™ Transcriptome Human Gene Expression Kit on the Ion Proton™ System. With higher sensitivity and a broader dynamic range than arrays, the Ion AmpliSeq™ Transcriptome Solution enables researchers to profile the gene expression of over 20,000 RefSeq targets and requires as little as 10 ng of FFPE RNA.

“The Ion AmpliSeq™ Transcriptome technology is a very useful tool for any group analyzing low input or FFPE samples using RNA-Seq. Our highly degraded, low yield, or microdissected samples that could not be successfully processed in the past now have a dependable and efficient conduit for library preparation.”

Brad Hancock, Genomics Director,
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

What is the Ion AmpliSeq™ Transcriptome solution?
What is the Certified Service Provider program?

Special thanks to our co-sponsors and transcriptome-certified service provider partners:


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