Projects in Functional Genomics using Model Organisms

Principal Investigator: Howard Bussey, Stephen Michnick
Theme : Health
Competition : Competition I
Status : Completed
Start : July 1, 2002
End: Mar. 31, 2006
Budget : $2,732,000.00

Dr. Bussey intends to study genes and proteins from model organisms on a large scale. The McGill team will characterize 5,000 mutations in S. cerevisize, and cross mutant strains to one another to identify potential lethality.The researchers will use genes from yeast, fruit flies and worms to study interactions between proteins.