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The 2014 UFGI Equipment Grant application is now open

Overview The UFGI Equipment Grant Program will periodically have calls for applications for new equipment purchases. The goal of the program is to provide UFGI members with access to critical, shared instrumentation that can foster new research directions, promote collaborations...
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UFGI faculty member part of fern evolution discovery

As one of the oldest plants on earth, ferns have continued to flourish using a novel chimeric photoreceptor gene called neochrome to evolve and survive in the shade beneath forests’ canopies. UFGI member Douglas Soltis, distinguished professor at the Florida Museum of Natural...
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UF receives $1 million to study skin regeneration without scarring

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as before, leaving a scar. UF Genetics...
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UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund Program

The UF Informatics Institute (UFII) invites interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated research projects with potential for extramural support. Projects should be related to information representation/analysis/mining in any discipline of research. To be competitive, proposals must be...
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Explore Magazine: Bridging Disciplines

Dr. Patrick Concannon, director of the UF Genetics Institute, is featured in the latest edition of Explore Magazine. The magazine is the UF Office of Research’s quarterly publication. Read more about Dr. Concannon’s research and vision for the Genetics Institute.  
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Student Bret Boyd to speak at International Conference on Phthiraptera

Bret Boyd has been asked to speak on his dissertation research in the Symposium on Genomics of Lice and their Microbes at the 5th International Conference on Phthiraptera in August 2014. Hosted by The International Society of Phthirapterists (ISoP), the conferenc...
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Student Patrick Thiaville presents at BioMed Conference, awarded fellowship

In December 2013, Patrick Thiaville presented at the 23rd Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona BioMed Conference, “Gene Translation: Fidelity and Quality Control.” Patrick presented his selected abstract, “Cellular Responses to t6A Deficiency in Saccharomyces...
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Providing insight into the evolution of flowering plants

New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops By Stephenie Livingston, Florida Museum of Natural History University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially...
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Student Katie O’Shaughnessy and Cohn Lab win accolades

Katie O’Shaughnessy’s award-winning embryonic little skate photograph is currently on display at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Katie’s photograph won the FASEB BioArt image contest in August 2013. The winning images were on display on...
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13 UFGI Faculty Present at ScienceWriters 2013

The National Association of Science Writers and Council for the Advancement of Science Writing annual ScienceWriters meeting will be held this weekend on the University of Florida campus. The UF Genetics Institute (UFGI) would like to recognize the many faculty who will be...
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