Texas A&M creates Texas-size genomic grant program

Oct 15th, 2013 | By | Category: In the News, News

Texas A&M University <a href="http://photo.tamu.edu/">Campus Photo Repository</a>Intending to empower the next generation of cutting-edge genomics research, members of The Texas A&M University System have contributed monies to create the largest internally funded genomics research grant program of its kind, with funds totaling $1.26 million, from Texas A&M University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Division of Research, Whole Systems Genomics Initiative and Texas A&M Health Science Center, along with the A&M System’s Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

Here is an small excerpt from the story by Kathleen Phillips,.

The full article can be found in Agrilife Today.


“This is truly an exciting period at Texas A&M. We are bringing together world-class scientists from across the system to explore the very foundations of life and solve some of the greatest challenges facing mankind, from human health to world hunger. This program serves a unique role for our scientists, providing those all-important funds to grow our genomics and bioinformatics research programs” said A&M System chancellor John Sharp. “Joint efforts such as this pave the way for basic and applied research discoveries that will benefit all of humankind.”

  • Contact: Dr. Charles D. Johnson, 979-862-3287, Charlie@ag.tamu.edu



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