Rachael Grime wins COMPARE grant

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Graduate student from Mark Wheatley’s lab is awarded a grant from the Birmingham-Nottingham Centre for Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE)

Second year MIBTP graduate student Rachael Grime (left) is pictured at the recent COMPARE Launch Event in Nottingham, with supervisor Mark Wheatley and former Wheatley lab member Denise Wootten.  Rachael’s grant will enable her to visit Nottingham to carry out fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) on G protein-coupled receptors purified in SMALP nanodiscs.  She will be aiming to determine binding kinetics of some fluorescent ligands to G protein-coupled receptors.

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Read the Wheatley lab’s review article on the topic here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27068979