NanoString Spatial Transcriptomics Grant – Gladstone Institutes

NanoString is partnering with the Gladstone Institutes Histology and Light Microscopy Core to offer a spatial whole transcriptome grant. The project will be run free-of-charge through the NanoString Technology Access Program.

Full Transcriptome Spatial RNA Analysis

The GeoMx Human Whole Transcriptome Atlas (GeoMx Hu WTA) provides an unbiased view of 18,000+ protein-coding genes. The GeoMx Hu WTA unlocks new pathways to be explored by researchers and enables GeoMx RNA profiling in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and other diverse fields. GeoMx Hu WTA provides robust and sensitive performance on FFPE or Fresh Frozen samples.

Using the GeoMx Mouse Whole Transcriptome Assay, one can apply spatial transcriptomics to reveal the tissue architecture and underlying function in genetically modified mouse models. Mouse models serve a critical role in understanding developmental biology, disease onset, progression, and treatment. Tissue heterogeneity, however, confounds the results from many mouse transcriptome studies based on bulk or single-cell RNA-seq data.

The Grant Winner Will Receive:
• 4 slides worth of the WTA probes (mouse or human)
Tip – more than one sample can fit on a slide! Scannable area: 36 mm x 14.5 mm
• 12 Areas of Illumination per slide
• Region of Interest selection assistance by Histology and Light Microscopy Core Director
• Project ran through the Seattle Technology Access Program (TAP) Lab
• Project and data analysis consultation

Application Guidelines:
• Grant Deadline: September 23, 2022
• This application is exclusively for Gladstone Institute researchers
• 250 words recommended for Experimental Description section of application

Terms and Conditions:

Publication of Project Results:

Upon project completion, the grant winner agrees to participate in at least one of the following activities relating to the specific project, with specific details of the applicable activity to be mutually agreed upon in good faith by NanoString and each winner: webinar, case study, blog post, or poster presentation. Each winner agrees that NanoString shall have the right to publicly announce the winner’s name and research topic and use anonymized data from the winner’s project in application notes including in marketing materials and seminars.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Applicants must be actively enrolled or employed at the Gladstone Institutes in a capacity in which they perform life science research and have the ability to ship and analyze samples within 45 days of award notification. The winner must be age 18 or older. Members of the immediate families of NanoString employees and directors, and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to participate in this grant program. The grant winner will provide 4 slides to be used with the GeoMx® Whole Transcriptome Atlas RNA run through the NanoString Technology Access Program (TAP) in Seattle.

Miscellaneous:

By submitting a grant application, each applicant agrees that NanoString may use his or her name, abstract title, and abstract for marketing purposes. All grant applicants agree that NanoString may process the personal data he or she provides as part of application, including sharing such data and the applicant’s grant submission with NanoString’s partners, collaborators and other third parties in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at www.nanostring.com/privacy. The grant award winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, a publicity release, and other appropriate legal documentation reasonably requested by NanoString. No substitution or transfer of the awarded grant is allowed, except as otherwise permitted by NanoString. The award winner is responsible for any local tax liability (city, state, or federal) occurred by winning and accepting the award. If, for any reason, the grant program may not run as planned for any causes beyond the reasonable control of NanoString, then NanoString reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the grant program. NanoString has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, with respect to the grant award and related services, including, without limitation, their quality or fitness for a particular purpose. This program is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. These terms and conditions and any action related to this grant program will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with these terms and conditions and this grant program will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in Seattle, Washington, and all applicants consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. By participating in this grant program, each applicant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these terms and conditions.

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