Pre-application Videocast Briefing for NIGMS PSI:Biology RFAs: GM-10-005, GM-10-006, GM-10-007

Notice Number: NOT-GM-09-028

Key Dates
Release Date: August 26, 2009

Issued by
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), (

On Monday, August 31, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the NIGMS will hold an interactive pre-application videocast briefing for the three Requests for Applications (RFAs) that will establish the PSI:Biology network:

RFA-GM-10-005 Centers for Membrane Protein Structure Determination (U54)
RFA-GM-10-006 Centers for High-Throughput Structure Determination (U54)
RFA-GM-10-007 Consortia for High-Throughput-Enabled Structural Biology Partnerships (U01)

Drs. Jeremy Berg (Director, NIGMS), Cathy Lewis (Director, Cell Biology and Biophysics Division), and Peter Preusch (Acting Director of the NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative) will present an overview of the PSI:Biology initiative and will answer questions from potential applicants.

The PSI:Biology VideoCast Briefing will be posted in the upcoming events section at and will be archived in the Past Events section. RealPlayer software is required. Free RealPlayer software is at: Please test world accessible video in advance at: Remote viewers can send comments during the live VideoCast by using the Live Event Feedback Form which is located on the videocast page immediately below the event listing. For technical support, please contact the NIH Helpdesk: local (301) 496-4357; toll free (866) 319-4357. Email questions may also be sent in advance to Viewing this videocast briefing, although encouraged, is optional and not required for application submission.

NIGMS has established a website at which investigators interested in forming collaborative groups to apply to RFA-GM-10-007 may post their contact information and areas of scientific interest. See: Posting to this website is entirely voluntary and is not a requirement for application to the RFA.

Additional information about the PSI:Biology initiative is at:


For information on the NIH campus, including directions and maps, please see:
If you plan to attend this meeting or have any questions, please contact

Peter C. Preusch, Ph.D.
Biophysics Branch Chief
Division of Cell Biology and Biophysics
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
45 Center Drive, MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Phone: 301-594-1158
FAX: 301-480-2004