[Biodevelopers] anyone following the iPlant challenge?
marty.gollery at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 13:36:10 EDT 2008
Yes, plant pathogens would definitely be considered a major area.
Others might be uncovering the genes related to drought tolerance,
salt, heat and cold stress and understanding their functions.
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> "Plant biologists were offered a dream ticket last week: US$50 million to address the biggest challenges in their field. But the money comes with a catch. It can't be used to generate new data, only to create user-friendly computational tools. And, perhaps hardest of all, researchers have to persuade others in the field to collaborate on how to spend the funds.
> Personally, I'd be interested in tools for finding a rapid response to emerging pathogens.
> Ug99 comes to mind. Not entirely sure what all this would include however.
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