The proposal to renew the funding supporting our collaboration with John Tyson was examined by the NIH study section last week. We got a score of 18, which places in the top 2%. At NIH a good score is a small score! This is the best score we got any proposal we submitted to NIH.  We don’t have the reviews yet but unless there has been some administrative error, our proposal should be comfortably under the pay line. We should be able to continue this work over the next five years.

We will keep the bubbly for when we get the award but good news are not that common on the funding side and I thought it was worth sharing. Stay tuned for more information later.