announcement for student awards +

Charles Delwiche delwiche at UMD5.UMD.EDU
Thu Oct 22 11:24:05 EST 1998

Please draw the following announcement to the attention of appropriate
students and postdocs.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Charles Delwiche



        The Green Plant Phylogeny Research Coordination Group (GPPRCG) was
formed to facilitate interactions among research groups that have
independent foci yet entail some aspect(s) of deep level phylogeny across
the diversity of the "green" kingdom.  An improved understanding of the
phylogeny of green plants not only allows the intellectual satisfaction of
discovering the "roots" of this major component of the world's biotic
diversity, but has important practical benefits as well.  Through the
auspices of a tri-agency grant (USDA/NSF/DOE) the GPPRCG has, since 1994,
sponsored or co-sponsored two to three symposia or workshops per year in
the area of empirical and theoretical phylogenetics.

To summarize the current state of knowledge of deep level green plant
phylogeny, and to make this information available to the botanical
community, GPPRCG will sponsor a series of eight interlocking symposia at
the XVI International Botanical Congress to be held in St. Louis, Missouri,
1-7 August, 1999.  In order to increase participation by young
investigators, the GPPRCG will award at least ten travel grants of up to
$500 each.  Undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students (within 5
years of their Ph.D.) whose primary research focus is the study of DEEP
LEVEL GREEN PLANT PHYLOGENETICS are eligible for these awards. To apply,
applicants should send a short curriculum vitae (2-page limit), a one-page
statement describing their research interests and experience in green plant
phylogenetics, and a letter of recommendation from their primary advisor,
in duplicate, to Dr. Elizabeth Zimmer, LMS, MSC, MRC534, Smithsonian
Institution, Suitland, MD  20746 (Email:  "zimmer at lms.si.edu"; FAX:
301-238-3059).  Application deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 1999.

For more information on the GPPRCG (including minutes of the past meetings,
as well as Data Availability Matrices for the major lineages of green
plants), the IBC, and the green plant phylogeny symposia, refer to the
following web sites:

GPPRCG Web Page: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/bryolab/greenplantpage.html
IBC Web Site: http://www.ibc99.org
Symposia information: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/bryolab/GPphylo/events.html


Dr. Charles F. Delwiche -- http://www.life.umd.edu/labs/delwiche/home.html
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics/Plant Biology
HJ Patterson Hall, bldg. 073; University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, MD 20742-5815.    Tel: 301-405-8300  FAX: 301-314-9082

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