Dr. Davide Marini, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Firefly BioWorks announced today the creation of the Firefly Frontiers Grant:

We are excited to provide financial support to researchers for expanding the horizons of microRNA research. We encourage applicants to explore high-impact questions and those high-risk explorations that would not be normally funded through a traditional academic route”.

The Grant

The Firefly Frontiers Grant is a $10,000 award in products and services to support exploratory studies in the area of microRNAresearch. It is open to principal investigators, postdoctoral and graduate students in academic and non-profit research institutions.  The company’s flagship product, FirePlex™ miRSelect, enables high-throughput and targeted microRNA profiling on a flow cytometer.  FirePlex™ miRSelect scales easily [click to continue…]


Life Technologies offers 2 TaqMan® qPCR grants

by Christoph on October 5, 2011

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Life Technologies has 2 TaqMan® qPCR consumables grants available for European research teams*. You have the opportunity to make your project come to life with a grant of either 10,000 or 5,000 euros*.

To apply for the grant you will need to tell Life Technologies about a specific challenge you would like to tackle, what you aim to achieve and outline your motivation for pursuing your study.

Applications will be accepted for a very limited time. Pre-registration is open now. If you would like to pre-register for the TaqMan® Grant please visit

*Please see Terms and Conditions, available on the TaqMan® Grant website for country eligibility and further details.

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NIH Ponies Up for miRNA Research

by Chris on September 24, 2009

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…which awarded nearly $1.5 million in one-year Small Business Innovation Research grants to companies playing in the RNAi and microRNA fields… (read more)