2013 HFSP Research Grant for Christian Fleck

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The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is awarding $34 million to the 33 winning teams of the 2013 competition for the HFSP Research Grants. Applicants went through a rigorous year-long selection process in a global competition that started with 715 submitted letters of intent. Each team member receives on average $110,000 - $125,000 per year for 3 years. One of the Program Grants has been awarded to the project of Christian Fleck of the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology for the project Evolution of light perception networks in plants. He will work together with Andreas Hiltbrunner, Dept. of Molecular Plant Physiology, Institute of Biology II, Freiburg (Germany) and Enamul Huq, Dept. of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Texas at Austin (USA). HFSP HFSP collaborative research…
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Congratulations to iGEM team with results in World Championships!

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From 2 to 5 November 2012 a team of students from the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology and the Laboratory of Microbiology took part in the "World Championships" iGEM in Boston. The team from Groningen has been named the best team worldwide, but the iGEM-team from Wageningen also did an excellent job. It was one of the best 16 teams, the so called "sweet sixteen". The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Student teams are given a kit of biological parts at the beginning of the summer from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Working at their own schools over the summer, they use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living…
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Publication iGEM in PLOS ONE Synthetic Biology Collection

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On August 15th PLOS ONE announced the launch of the Synthetic Biology Collection, including over 50 papers publishes in the last six years that illustrate the many facets of this dynamically evolving research area. And on the top of that list is the publication of the iGEM team! The Synthetic Biology (2012) PLOS Collections can be found here: http://www.ploscollections.org/syntheticbiology
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