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Grad student presents at 2016 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

A student from the University of Florida Genetics Institute Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program was invited to present her research at the 2016 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. Carol Sá was one of 19 UF students who presented posters at the event. Her...
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Faculty member Ranum develops unique model for studying ALS

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred...
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Conesa postdoc wins 2016 Postdoc Research Symposium award

A postdoc in the lab of Genetics Institute faculty member Ana Conesa won Best in Group for his post presentation at the University of Florida 2016 Postdoc Research Symposium. Postdoc Manuel Tardaguila won for his poster titled, “­­­­Curation and Annotation of PacBio...
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UF/IFAS recognizes UFGI faculty research

Whether it’s hybrid termites, grain pathogens, mosquito mating or something in between, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are studying important topics and helping to solve global issues. The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office recently...
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Five UFGI faculty named UF Research Foundation professors

In April the University of Florida Research Foundation released the names of the 34 faculty named as UFRF professors for 2016-2019. Five UF Genetics Institute members received the award. “The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from...
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Vote for Barbazuk, Maden research in PacBio contest

University of Florida Genetics Institute faculty members Brad Barbazuk and Malcolm Maden have entered a competition called “Explore Your Most Interesting Genome.” The team is one of five finalists competing for a prize of one library prep and 10 SMRT cells worth of...
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Celebrate DNA Day 2016

What would you learn with a free 23andMe kit? Join DNA Day, hosted by the University of Florida Genetics Institute, and you might find out. The UFGI is hosting its second DNA Day, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Reitz Union North Lawn. This event is celebrated by...
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Folta lab paper expands understanding of ‘Block of cell proliferation 1’ gene

A paper out of Kevin Folta’s lab offers further insight into the role of a lesser-known gene conserved in plants, mammals and yeast. The paper discusses the role of Block of cell proliferation 1 in strawberries and Arabidopsis. The publication is available online, and in the...
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Johnson, Terada collaboration leads to more efficient method of making stem cells

Scientists know people react differently to medication because of their genetic make-up. However, while researchers understand certain genetic variations correspond with certain responses to drugs, they aren’t sure why. A study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational...
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March 2016 awards round-up

Matias Kirst Received the UF Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award from the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Kirst is a professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation Nicholas Muzyczka Will be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame this...
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