LI-COR Biosciences Offers $1.75 Million in Matching Funds for Undergraduate Genomics Education
LI-COR® Biosciences announces an enhanced matching funds program to support undergraduate and high school hands-on education in Genomics. $1.75 million in matching funds is available with LI-COR providing 60% of the funding to each qualifying institution in the United States.
The Genomics Education Matching Funds (GEMF) program now features a streamlined application process to help colleges acquire LI-COR DNA analysis systems for use by undergraduate students studying molecular biology and related fields.
"Students who have the hands-on experience using the LI-COR system have a distinct advantage when they seek jobs and admission to post-graduate programs," says Jackie Potts, LI-COR GEMF coordinator. "GEMF-partner schools tell us that integrating the 4300 into their curriculum provides a competitive advantage for students and their department, noting that work on the analyzer allows students to be knowledge producers, not just knowledge consumers."
LI-COR DNA analyzers are used in academic labs worldwide for a variety of research applications including sequencing, microsatellite analysis, AFLP®, and SNP discovery and reverse genetics research using TILLING and Eco-TILLING.
Deadline for submission of grant requests is April 16, 2010.