Navigation Links
NSF awards new projects for plant genome research
Date:10/26/2010

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 28 new awards totaling $101.9 million during the 13th year of its Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP).

These awards--which range from $634,000 to $9.6 million over two to five years--support research and tool development to further knowledge of genome structure and function. They will leverage sequence and functional genomics resources to advance understanding of gene function and interactions between genomes and the environment in economically important crop plants such as corn, cotton, rice, soybean, tomato and wheat.

"These projects will provide new insights into how changes in plant genomes translate into changes in growth and development in a range of environments," said Joann Roskoski, NSF's acting assistant director for the Biological Sciences. "Basic research leads to new discoveries that will improve the quality and yield of crop plants, and in the longer term, to innovations that will support the bio-based economy of the 21st century."

The new awards--made to 42 institutions in 26 states--include collaborating scientists from Asia, Europe and Central America.

First-time recipients of PGRP awards include Alcorn State University, Saint Augustine's College, Saint Michael's College, Doane College and the University of Vermont.

The development of a wealth of genomics tools and sequence resources developed over the past 13 years of the PGRP continues to enable exciting, new comparative approaches and predictive modeling to uncover gene networks that regulate plant development and growth in changing environments.

Projects include:

Research led by teams at New York University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the New York Botanical Garden and the American Museum of Natural History that will build on previous PGRP investments. This research is designed to exploit plant diversity to develop computational tools that will aid in the discovery of genes in
'/>"/>

Contact: Lily Whiteman
lwhitema@nsf.gov
703-292-8310
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NIH doles out $3M in new innovator awards to 2 UC San Diego faculty
2. NIH awards Clemson bioengineer $1.5 million to improve durability of tissue heart valves
3. Entertainment Software Association Foundation awards grant to FAS for immune attack
4. Audience Selected as Silver Winner in This Years Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and Winner of the Semiconductors Category
5. NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures
6. Human Microbiome Project awards funds for technology development, data analysis and ethical research
7. University success at national engineering awards
8. New Systems Biology Awards enable detailed study of microbes
9. Soil Science Society of America presents awards in Houston
10. ASU researchers receive NIH awards for studies of malaria and emergent disease
11. NIH funds 16 Science Education Partnership Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NSF awards new projects for plant genome research
(Date:11/18/2014)... , Nov. 17, 2014   ... and EMC collaborate to develop The Partners Data ... , The Partners Data Lake will allow researcher ... improve diagnostics, treatment and the lives of patients ... research and clinical activities across the Partners system, ...
(Date:11/11/2014)... CHICAGO , Nov. 11, 2014  Forensicon, Inc., ... eDiscovery firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of ... to Director of Digital Forensics. In Schiff,s new role ... out the team of digital forensics examiners and provide ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141110/157719 ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... from a team of Florida State University biologists could ... adapt to and survive environmental swings such as droughts ... issue of the journal The Plant Cell , ... and proteins) is organized in a cell and how ... turned on and others are turned off. , "If ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5Yaniv Schiff Promoted to Director of Digital Forensics at Forensicon, Inc. 2Maize analysis yields whole new world of genetic science 2
... Novel use of genetic testing methods helped public health ... outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A virus in 2003 related ... detailed analysis published in the October 15 issue of ... The authors of the study, Joseph J. Amon, PhD, ...
... methods helped public health officials control and limit the ... virus in 2003 related to the consumption of green ... October 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, ... Joseph J. Amon, PhD, MSPH, and colleagues at the ...
... drug of choice for long-distance truckers and college students ... fruit flies, too. This finding is one of several ... for the neurotransmitter dopamine in the modulation of sleep, ... by Dr. Ralph Greenspan and colleagues at The Neurosciences ...
Cached Biology News:Disrupting Cocaine-memories To Battle Addiction 2Large-scale Computer Simulations Reveal New Insights Into Antibiotic Resistance 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... DUBAI , UAE, November 24, 2014 ... prestigious "Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards for ... in Dubai, United Arab Emirates , ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141124/717861 ) , The Carter Center ... Medical Services is actively involved in numerous programs that ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... NAMUR , Belgium , Nov. 24, ... life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer ... lung cancer study will be presented at the Science for ... Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium . The data come from ... collected at the Pneumology department of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 24, 2014   Veracyte, Inc. ... Bonnie H. Anderson , president and chief executive officer, will ... 26 th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, December 2, ... . The live audio webcast and subsequent ... http://investor.veracyte.com . Please connect to the website at least 15 ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... MD (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... underrepresented patient populations into clinical trials at its ... , “Continental was created with the idea ... play a fundamental role in medical advances," said ... Tuskegee syphilis experiment to the immortal cell line ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Five US Winners Among Recipients of Hamdan Medical Awards 2VolitionRx to Present Positive Data from Pilot Lung Cancer Study at BioWin Day 2014 2VolitionRx to Present Positive Data from Pilot Lung Cancer Study at BioWin Day 2014 3VolitionRx to Present Positive Data from Pilot Lung Cancer Study at BioWin Day 2014 4VolitionRx to Present Positive Data from Pilot Lung Cancer Study at BioWin Day 2014 5VolitionRx to Present Positive Data from Pilot Lung Cancer Study at BioWin Day 2014 6Veracyte to Present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2At Continental Clinical Solutions, CEO Saleh Stevens Focuses on Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment at Maryland Site 2At Continental Clinical Solutions, CEO Saleh Stevens Focuses on Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment at Maryland Site 3
... BIO attendees , , Editors note : ... current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, ... BIO 2004 Conference, talking place this week in San ... mayor, Gavin Newsom, pitched the crowd to not forget ...
... take to make a payroll and personnel tracker specifically for ... taken its tracking systems, originally generic, and made them into ... in Georgia. WellStar plans to use the application to manage ... unusual challenges. , ,"Our initial HR system was not health ...
... has introduced two new AV-ready Mediasite products designed ... variety of uses. The new products, evolved from ... intended to enable customers to record and distribute ... education, online training, product marketing and other related ...
Cached Biology Technology:WTN Interview: HHS Secretary calls for $550 million health care fund to reduce deaths caused by medical errors 2WTN Interview: HHS Secretary calls for $550 million health care fund to reduce deaths caused by medical errors 3Sonic Foundry announces new Mediasite products 2
Porcine TNF-alpha/TNFSF1A ELISpot Development Module...
5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl b -D-galactopyranoside (X-Gal)...
... Attoglow Western Blot Analysis Kit ... analysis kit developed by Biochain. It ... g) or yoctomole (10 -24 ... of three parts: Millennium Enhancer, protein ...
... BioNumerics is the universal bioinformatics software that ... data. The unique modular design of BioNumerics ... virtually any type of data employed for ... microarrays, DNA fingerprints, 2-D protein gels, HPLC, ...
Biology Products: