Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced the winners of its MiSeq grant program at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in San Francisco. Illumina received almost 850 applications from researchers in over 40 countries in fields as diverse as microbiology, cancer, inherited disease, and evolutionary biology. The awardees are:
- Ramunas Stepanauskas, from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine, for sequencing single cells from unculturable strains of bacteria in the dark ocean;
- Stephen Doyle, from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, for investigating drug resistance in the causative agent of African river blindness; and
- Karin Haack, from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, for targeted resequencing of genes implicated in cardiovascular disease.
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