Chen awarded OVPR grant

Food Science and Nutrition Professor Chi Chen is one of this year’s UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Research Infrastructure Investment Program grant recipients for his project “A High-Resolution Quantitative Mass Spectrometry system for Collaborative Metabolomics Research.” Projects were chosen for their support of transdisciplinary research and encouragement of collaboration across the U’s colleges and campuses.

The awards totaled over $2.5 million from OVPR and one-to-one matching funds from the supporting colleges or centers. The 13 projects that received funding this year will impact researchers from two campuses, seven colleges, and 21 departments, units, and centers.

Supported projects include updated facilities for the University of Minnesota Zebrafish Core Facility within the Medical School’s Department of Neuroscience, establishment of the Crookston Center for Collaborative Research, and other investments that are vital to the U of M’s ability to conduct state-of-the-art research.