GeoMx Whole Transcriptome Atlas Grant: University of Miami

Calling all University of Miami Researchers! Apply now to quantitatively map the whole transcriptome to user-defined regions of FFPE/fresh-frozen tissue using the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.

Two projects will be selected, one oncology focused and one non-oncology focused. Winners will be announced November 18, 2022. You are invited to attend the NanoSting spatial multiomics seminar that will be held at the University of Miami on October 4, 2022, at 11:00 AM EST, as part of the Sylvester Shared Resources Advanced Biomedical Technology Seminar series. Register for the seminar HERE.

Full Transcriptome Spatial RNA Analysis

The GeoMx Human Whole Transcriptome Atlas (GeoMx Hs WTA) provides an unbiased view of 18,000+ protein-coding genes. The GeoMx Hs 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 Hs WTA provides robust and sensitive performance on FFPE or Fresh Frozen samples.

Each winner will receive:

  • 2 slides worth of the WTA probes (human) 
  • Project and data analysis consultation
  • Commercially available morphology kit 
    • Solid Tumor Kit: Pan-CK, CD45, and SYTO13 nuclear stain
    • Melanoma kit: S100B/Pmel17, CD45, and nuclear stain
    • Alzheimers kit: amyloid-beta, Iba-1, and nuclear stain
    • Parkinsons kit: alpha-synuclein, MAP-2, and nuclear stain
  • NanoString reagents for up to 96 AOIs (collections)

Application Guidelines:

  • Grant Deadline: October 31, 2022
  • Winners Announcement: November 18, 2022

Terms and Conditions

This grant program is offered by NanoString for investigators at the University of Miami but does not include a formal agreement or obligation between NanoString and the University of Miami.

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 an institution or company 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 winners will provide 3 slides to the Sylvester Cancer Modeling Shared Resource (CMSR) at the University of Miami, where 1 slide will be used for a QC run and 2 slides will be used with the GeoMx® Human Whole Transcriptome Atlas. The CMSR will transfer your slides to the Sylvester Onco-Genomics Shared Resource (OGSR) for user-defined profiling, sample collection, and sequencing. Please note that antibody optimization/slide QC, service costs, and sequencing are not included in this grant and are the responsibility of the customer.

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 they provide, including sharing such data with NanoString’s partners, collaborators and other third parties who are obligated to keep the data confidential, and in accordance with NanoString’s privacy policies available at 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, explicit 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.