Science Market Update

$3.1M in Life Science Funding for U. Oregon Zebrafish Database

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Researchers at the University of Oregon, Eugene recently received $3.1 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health to fund a zebrafish model organism database. Dr. Monte Westerfield, the project leader, is a professor of biology at the University of Oregon. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of neurons as well as understanding the molecular genetics of ear and eye and development. The NIH Project Information page provides more details on the goals of the study receiving this latest round of life science funding:

“The long term goals for ZFIN are a) to be the community database resource for the laboratory use of zebrafish, b) to develop and support integrated zebrafish genetic, genomic, developmental, and physiological information, c) to maintain the definitive reference data sets of zebrafish research information, d) to link this information extensively to corresponding data in other model organism and human databases, e) to facilitate the use of zebrafish as a model for human biology, and f) to help serve the broad needs of the biomedical research community. This project will continue and expand curation of zebrafish research data, develop expanded support for zebrafish models of human disease, expand and integrate links to other databases, and develop enhanced support for searching, exploring, and mining ZFIN data.”


life science funding awarded to U. Oregon researcher

Dr. Monte Westerfield

Image courtesy of University of Oregon


The University of Oregon is a well-funded market for lab suppliers working to increase their life science company brand recognition in Oregon. In FY 2010-2011, the University of Oregon, Eugene University Venture Development Fund had $124.7 million in sponsored expenditures, up 7.8% over FY10. The fund’s licensing revenue was $7.9 million, making it the sixteenth consecutive year of growth and a new state record. Major sponsors providing life science funding at the University of Oregon include the National Science Foundation; the National Institutes of Health; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. Department of Education; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the U.S. Department of Energy and numerous Oregon foundations, associations, corporate donors and private donors.

Lab suppliers working to increase their life science company brand recognition in Oregon should take note of Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s affordable and easily accessible life science vendor shows at Oregon universities. Our BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at the University of Oregon will take place on September 9th, 2014. Last year, this event attracted 99 attendees. Of these attendees, 17 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 8 were lab managers. The visitors came from 7 different research buildings and 10 on-campus departments. Don’t miss this prime opportunity to increase your life science company brand recognition within the well-funded market at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

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