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Deep Gene student travel awards to Botany 2003:

  • Deep Gene student travel awards to Botany 2003 -- Mobile, Alabama, July 27 - 31, 2003.
    The Deep Gene Research Coordination Group exists to integrate green plant phylogenetics and genomics. We want to explore the ways in which comparative phylogenetic studies can inform functional genomic studies, and knowledge of plant genomes can inform the understanding of phylogenetic relationships. With the support of the National Science Foundation (Grant DEB-0090227), the group will offer travel awards of up to $500 (on a reimbursement basis requiring original receipts) to attend Botany 2003; eligible are undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. You need to be presenting a poster or a talk at the meeting that is related to these subjects, and need to participate in the Deep Gene session tentatively scheduled for Thursday July 31st (where discussions will focus on interdisciplinary research approaches including student research concerns). To apply, please send the following to Brent Mishler at bmishler@socrates.berkeley.edu (electronic submissions only) by April 15, 2003: a one-page description of your background, research interests, & plans, a short CV, a copy of your submitted BSA abstract (those are due to BSA by April 1, 2003), and have your major professor email a very brief (few sentence) endorsement of your application and need for the financial support.
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