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PGRP-funded Investigators Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Their Fields

The Integrative Organismal Systems Division’s (IOS) Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) wishes to congratulate these investigators who recently were recognized for their scientific achievements. Dr. Edward S. Buckler (Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University) was awarded the 2017 NAS Prize in Food and … Continue reading

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Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next … Continue reading

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DEB & IOS Preliminary Proposal System Evaluation Update

Our independent evaluation contractor, Abt, closed the PI and Reviewer surveys in mid-November. At present, they are working on analyzing the survey results. These results will be brought together with analyses of stakeholder interviews and programmatic (proposal, award, and review process) data that Abt has already completed to produce a full evaluation. We are expecting […] … Continue reading

Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dr. Martin Tresguerres of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, has developed a distinctive broader impacts plan. In collaboration with the Birch Aquarium of Scripps (BAS), he has created a detailed public museum exhibit to educate the general public about coral cell biology and ocean acidification. His exhibit contains several panels with interactive … Continue reading

Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Roberto Gaxiola, Arizona State University
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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Roberto Gaxiola, Arizona State University

Dr. Robert0 Gaxiola from Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences and his colleagues have made an exciting discovery that has broader implications for all of plant biology. Dr. Gaxiola’s research explores the roles of enzymes (proteins that enhance chemical reactions in cells) known as proton-pumping pyrophosphatases (specifically the Type I H+-PPases) in plants, and … Continue reading