Plant Genomics Undergrad Internships

Mannie Liscum LiscumM at missouri.edu
Thu Mar 1 11:54:04 EST 2001


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<div>Announcing a new summer...</div>
<div>PLANT GENOMICS INTERNSHIP program for undergraduates at the
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA</div>
<div>Application Deadline:&nbsp; April 1, 2001</div>
<div>Website:&nbsp; http://www.lsurop.missouri.edu/pgi</div>
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<div>The new Plant Genomics Internships at University of
Missouri-Columbia (PGI @ MU) program is funded by the National Science
Foundation. The purpose of the program is to provide undergraduate
students with the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge research in
plant genomics and to attract talented students to careers in the
plant sciences.</div>
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<div><font color="#000000"><b>Plant Genomics at
Missouri</b></font></div>
<div><font color="#000000">The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is
a nationally recognized center for plant genetics research and has
recently been awarded ten grants from the National Science Foundation
to fund research in plant structural and functional genomics.&nbsp;
Faculty in biological sciences, biochemistry, plant sciences/agronomy,
and the USDA/ARS are eager to provide training opportunities for
undergraduates who wish to participate in collaborative research.&nbsp;
Research problems include:&nbsp; genome organization, gene expression,
signal transduction, hormone action, organelle biochemistry, disease
resistance, and crop plant productivity.&nbsp; Genomics approaches to
understanding these problems include:&nbsp; genetic and physical
mapping, multiple methods for functional analysis, and
bioinformatics.</font></div>
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<div>Programming:&nbsp;&nbsp; PGI @ MU interns will participate in the
same orientation workshops, social event, weekly brown bag lunches and
evening seminars as over 60 other summer interns.&nbsp; Lunches,
seminars and workshops are designed to provide students with
information about research, career options, and scientific ethics. PGI
@ MU interns will participate in additional activities focused on
plant genomics, including a bi-weekly journal club to discuss new
research developments and technology and a one-day trip to a genomics
center in St. Louis. Students will present their research at the
Undergraduate Symposium on August 2. Travel expenses will be provided
for students who wish to present their work at the Maize Genetics
Conference in Orlando, Florida in March, 2002 or the Annual
Arabidopsis Meeting to be held in Madison, Wisconsin in June,
2002.</div>
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<div>Internships will involve full-time research for a period of eight
weeks (June 10 - August 4, 2001).&nbsp; Summer interns will receive a
stipend, paid in monthly installments, to cover the following costs:
on-campus housing in double rooms of an air-conditioned summer
residence hall, a full meal&nbsp; plan, one hour of research credit,
educational fees and a student health fee. After these expenses are
covered, the amount of the stipend (before taxes) will be $2400.
Reasonable travel expenses between the student's home and Columbia
will be provided.&nbsp;&nbsp; Funding is available for ten
interns.</div>
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<div>PGI @ MU will be administered by the MU Life Sciences
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LS UROP). Questions
should be addressed to Dr. Linda Blockus, LS UROP Coordinator
(BlockusL at missouri.edu, 573-882-5979) or to Dr. Karen Cone, PGI @ MU
Coordinator (ConeK at missouri.edu, 573-882-2118).</div>
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<div>Information is available on the website at
http://www.lsurop.missouri.edu/pgi.</div>
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Cheers,
Mannie

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Mannie Liscum
Assistant Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
108C Tucker Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

email: liscumm at missouri.edu
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