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Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:42:04 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: NSF Awards 20 New Projects for Plant Genome Research

NSF Awards 20 New Projects for Plant Genome Research

Illustration of Medicago truncatula, a small legume that adapts to high salinity.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 20 new awards totaling $57.3 million during the 11th year of its Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP).

These awards, which cover two to five years and range from $350,000 to $6.8 million, support research and tool development to further knowledge of genome structure and function. They will leverage sequence and functional genomics resources to increase understanding of gene function and interactions between genomes and the environment in ...

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From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:49:19 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: NSF Enables Pakistan to Connect to Global Research Community through New High Speed Link

NSF Enables Pakistan to Connect to Global Research Community through New High Speed Link

Map showing connection between PERN/PERN2 point in Pakistan and TEIN landing point in Singapore.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) applaud the creation of a functional U.S.-Pakistan network connection. This connection was "inaugurated" last week during the Internet2 Emerging National Research and Education Networks ("NREN") session at the Fall Internet2 meeting in New Orleans.

Representatives from the HEC in Pakistan participated in the meeting via a 155Mbps connection from Islamabad to the TEIN2 network, ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112503&govDel=USNSF_51


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