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[Arabidopsis] PMCB graduate student fellowship

Sixue Chen via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by schen from ufl.edu)
Thu Nov 1 16:01:35 EST 2007

PH.D. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS, University of Florida

The Interdisciplinary Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) 
Graduate program invites applications from motivated, highly qualified 
candidates interested in pursuing graduate studies in biochemistry and 
biophysics of plant metabolism, genetics of plant-microbial 
interactions, functional genomics and biotechnological improvement of 
crops for biomass production, scent and taste improvement, disease and 
stress resistance. The course of study may include 1) peer-reviewed 
courses in integrative genomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics, 
biochemistry and problem solving; 2) six-day summer workshops on 
research ethics, problem solving, genomics and bioinformatics, 
metabolism. Within the first year of enrollment and prior to finalizing 
their Ph.D. research project, all Fellows will be encouraged to complete 
four-week research rotations in three of the 39 participating research 
groups. More information on the PMCB Program at the University of 
Florida, PMCB faculty, and their research programs is at 

Application Requirements: United States citizenship or U.S. Permanent 
Residence status is required to be eligible for some fellowships. Apply 
on-line at http://pmcb.ifas.ufl.edu/apply.htm
For additional information, please contact Dr. Gary Peter 
(gfpeter from ufl.edu) or Dr. Maria Gallo (mgm from ufl.edu).
Application deadline: January 11, 2008

Background Information: The University of Florida is located in 
Gainesville, a city of 110,000 residents in north-central Florida within 
driving distance to major metropolitan areas. It is the state’s Land 
Grant and Sea Grant institution, with a student population of 49,000. A 
member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, UF 
conducts research, instruction, and extension outreach programs on the 
campus and throughout the state. UF/IFAS is a federal, state, and local 
government partnership dedicated to develop knowledge in agriculture, 
human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to make that 
knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. 
While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed 
an international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, 
research and extension.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, 
affirmative action employer. The “government in the sunshine” laws of 
Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, 
including letters of application/nomination and reference (except 
transcripts) be available for public inspection.

Sixue Chen

Department of Botany,
UF Genetics Institute, and
Plant Molecular & Cellular Biology Program
University of Florida
Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, Room 438
1376 Mowry Road, PO Box 103610
Gainesville, FL  32610

Tel: +1 (352) 273-8330
Fax: +1 (352) 273-8284
Email: schen from ufl.edu
Web page: http://www.botany.ufl.edu/people/index.html

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