CARLSBAD, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., the leader in microbiome, microbial, plant, and soil nucleic acid purification, announces the launch of the first Annual MO BIO Microbiome Awards. The Microbiome Awards aim to provide young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of microbiome research. Submissions are now being accepted from researchers from all over the world.
MO BIO Laboratories, main sponsor of the awards, is generously donating prizes for more than $10,000 in value to distribute among the awardees. The winners will receive a research package consisting of the analysis of a total of 200 microbiome samples run by the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP) consortium. The sample analysis includes nucleic acid extraction (using MO BIO products) and targeted amplicon analysis (16S rDNA).
The jury panel consists of independent, renowned representatives from various institutions and universities who are currently leading the field of microbiome research: Jack A. Gilbert, Ph.D., Janet Jansson, Ph.D., Rob Knight, Ph.D., leaders of the EMP consortium, Jonathan A. Eisen, Ph.D., UC Davis, Joseph F. Petrosino, Ph.D., and Suzanne Kennedy, Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.
Projects can be submitted at www.microbiomeprojects.com/submissions before the May 31st, 2014 deadline.
For more information about the Awards, visit the www.microbiomeproject.com or call 760 929 9911 x 106.
MO BIO Laboratories, Inc. (www.mobio.com) has developed innovative tools for researchers in molecular biology since 1993. A global leader in solutions for soil and microbial nucleic acid purification, MO BIO's Power kits contain patented Inhibitor Removal Technology® for removal of PCR inhibiting substances during the nucleic acid purification procedure. For clinical samples, the BiOstic® kits provide solutions for higher yields and purity of nucleic acids. At MO BIO Laboratories, Inc., our focus is quality products that work, save time and function for all sample types, not just the easy ones. It is MO BIO's aim to make researchers' working lives more productive and efficient, creating time to focus on what is critical, not just in work, but in life.
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