Training Opportunities

Robert Burgin burgin at ecsvax.uncecs.edu
Sat Nov 12 20:01:36 EST 1994


GRADUATE, POSTDOCTORAL, SABBATICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN 
BIOLOGY OF TRANSGENIC PLANTS

DOE/NSF/USDA-sponsored fellowships at NC State University and Ciba Geigy
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Unit are available to study (1)
epigenetic phenomena influencing transgene expression and inheritance and
(2) use of transgenic technologies to enhance disease resistance in
important crop species.  This interdisciplinary program will provide
practical training to students, postdoctoral associates and visiting
scientists interested in applying transgenic technology to crop
improvement.  The program will encompass collaborations among eighteen
laboratories with diverse orientations distributed among five departments
at NC State University in Raleigh, NC and Ciba Geigy's Ag Biotech Research
Unit, located in Research Triangle Park, NC.  The interactions among
academic and industrial laboratories will provide a unique training
environment in which students will be exposed to multiple steps in the
process of technology transfer from fundamental investigations in the
laboratory to application in the field.  We are seeking applications from
potential graduate students and postdoctoral associates who wish to be
considered for fellowship support.  Further information and application
materials may be obtained from: Nicole Burdick, Dept. of Botany, Box 7612,
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7612; phone (919)
515-2727; fax (919) 515-3436; e- mail joyce_bruffey at ncsu.edu.  Inquiries
from established industrial or academic scientists interested in 3-month
"summer sabbaticals" are also encouraged.  Review of applications will
begin December 15, 1994. 




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