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Caltech scientist awarded $5 million grant for plant research
Date:6/16/2011

e think the creation of our joint program underscores the importance of investing in fundamental plant science, and we hope it will encourage others in the United States to make analogous commitments," said HHMI President Robert Tjian, in an announcement about the awards.

Meyerowitz is currently on leave from Caltech and serving as the inaugural director of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, which concentrates on understanding plant development and plant diversity through experimental and computational approaches. He will return to California in January 2013, at which time his HHMI-GBMF funding will begin. Meyerowitz will use the award to develop a new interface between plant developmental biology and computational modeling, based on a method known as computational morphodynamicsthe study of the three-way interaction of physical, informational, and geometrical processes that influences the changing form, shape, and structure of living cells, tissues, and organisms.


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