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Rolf Renne, PhD

Rolf Renne, University of Florida professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Genetics Institute member, was recently awarded a 2014 UF Research Foundation Professorship for his substantial work in the field of genomics and contributions to research. His research focuses...
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Florida Genetics 2014: Exploring food security, microbiomes, genomes and traits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From horse colors and domestic dog traits to type I diabetes and antibiotics, the Florida Genetics 2014 Symposium exhibits the diversity of genetics research currently happening at the University of Florida. Now in its 10th year, the Florida Genetics 2014...
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NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant pre-proposals sought by Office of Research

NSF invites applications for the 2015 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, intended to fund the development or acquisition of major state-of-the-art instrumentation for research or research training in any NSF-supported field. Proposal budgets may include requests from...
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Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program

Good geneticists are integrative geneticists, who incorporate many different genetic sub-fields into their work.
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What we offer

  • UF Genetics Institute

    The UFGI is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to promote excellence in the areas of genetics and genomics at the University of Florida by–

    –Building community, facilitating collaboration and creating opportunities for intellectual exchanges among investigators working in diverse taxonomic systems but with a common set of approaches in genetics and genomics.

    –Supporting recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty in the areas of genetic and genomics.

    –Supporting graduate education in the areas of genetics and genomics.

    –Enhancing the ability of researchers at the University of Florida to compete for multidisciplinary research grants in the area of genetics and genomics.

  • Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program

    We believe good geneticists are integrative geneticists– incorporating many different genetic sub-fields into their work. Interests in the faculty span from basic research to applied work.

    Graduate students are currently pursuing:




    –Horticultural Sciences

    –Evolutionary Genetics