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Crop Genomics and Technologies – update to call

Crop genomics and technologies – update to call - 4 April 2013. iStockphoto

BBSRC and India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) recently launched their new initiative, 'Crop Genomics and Technologies' (CGAT), which seeks to fund collaborative multidisciplinary projects involving sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics for crop improvement, involving researchers in the UK and India.

Full details of the call for proposals can be found at: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2013/crop-genomics.aspx .

The original scope of CGAT was limited to wheat, brassicas and Solanaceae. Following discussions with DBT, it has now been agreed to widen the scope to include legumes (including legumes used for animal feed as well as those grown for human consumption).

Anyone wishing to apply for funding from CGAT will need to complete an 'Intention to Submit' form and send this to BBSRC by 18 April. Full details of the application procedure can be found at the web page above. Any questions about the initiative should be sent to CGAT@bbsrc.ac.uk.

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