The proposed Agricultural Genomics Institute was selected as one of six finalists eligible to submit a fully developed proposal. If established the Institute will unite more than 200 scientists with expertise in plant and microbial biology, nutrition and animal science from the three campuses in efforts to improve agricultural efficiency, minimize crop loss due to pests and disease and develop nutritional and bio-based products to promote health and well-being. Full proposals are due October 6, 2000. Funding decisions are expected in late November.
For details about the initiative, please visit the California Institute for Agricultural Genomics web site.