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Gramene Announces Scholarships for Groups Underrepresented in Science to Learn How to Use Bioinformatics and Genomics Resources
Date:4/22/2010

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Oregon State University and Cornell University, creators of the Gramene Resource for Comparative Plant Genomics, partner with OpenHelix to offer online training on genomic resources to encourage diversity in science.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2010 -- The creators of the Gramene Resource for Comparative Grass Genomics and OpenHelix announce the availability of scholarships to colleges and universities serving underrepresented minorities for full access to over 85 online tutorial suites on bioinformatics and genomics resources. The program is partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

“An ongoing goal for Gramene, our institutions, and the NSF, has been to provide opportunities for advancement and training to underrepresented groups in science,” said Dr. Doreen Ware, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Principal Investigator of Gramene, “So we are excited to be able to offer individual and institution scholarships to an extensive and valuable catalog of online training on genomics resources.”

Recipients will have access to the OpenHelix catalog of tutorial suites on a wide range of bioinformatics and genomics resources, including Gramene, PlantGDB, NCBI tools such as Entrez Gene, BLAST and PubMed and many more. A full catalog of tutorial suites is available at http://www.openhelix.com/cgi/tutorials.cgi.

Each tutorial suite includes a 45-60 minute, online, self-run, narrated introductory tutorial on how to use a specific resource. The tutorial
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