Similar accolades came from Dr. Josh Udall , Professor at Brigham Young University. "This gold standard sequence will be a meaningful foundation for all future genetic and biotechnological improvements of cotton and the significance of its publication cannot be overstated. For example, we now have a finite count, position, and genomic context for genes within a cotton plant."
Cotton Incorporated, one of many organizations that provided funding to the research, was also instrumental in facilitating cooperation among researchers from 31 institutions around the world. Dr. Don Jones , Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated, presented the award to:
Dr. Andrew Paterson , Regents Professor and Director of the Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory at the University of Georgia;
Dr. Jonathan Wendel , Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology at Iowa State University;
Mr. Jeremy Schmutz , faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute;
Dr. Dan Peterson , Director of the Mississippi State Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology; and
Dr. Daniel Rokhsar , Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California - Berkeley.
The Cotton Biotechnology Award, endowed by a gift from Dr. Norma Trolinder in 2000, has been presented to four previous researchers. It is given to a scientist or group of scientists for outstanding biotechno
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