Agilent Research Grant Could Lead to Radical Shift in Understanding Genetic Code

Agilent is supporting the work of Dr. Hashim Al-Hashimi, an influential researcher in the realm of structural biology, through the company’s most recent Thought Leader Award.

Dr. Al-Hashimi and his team at the University of Michigan are developing advanced methods to characterize Hoogsteen base pairs, a rare form of DNA that is structurally distinct from the typical double helix, using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The team believes their research could lead to significant advances in DNA-targeted drug discovery and other applications.

The methods developed through this project will be made widely accessible to the biophysics and structural biology communities via scientific publication and other channels.

The Agilent Thought Leader Award program promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences and chemical analysis.

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Agilent Technologies Supports University of Michigan Professor’s Work Developing Transformative NMR Applications for Structural Biology