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Plant Systems Biology IGERT

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

With the completion of the genome sequences of Arabidopsis and rice and with additional large scale data bases in progress, the essential need has emerged to train students to bridge the gaps among widely divergent disciplines in order to address the ever-changing challenges and answer major complex questions in the plant sciences

The enormous quantities of data being generated through genomics, proteomics, protein-protein/DNA interactions and new emerging high throughput technologies represent a new scale and render urgent the need for new Systems Biology approaches to elucidate the non-linear programs that control plant growth and development.

Our three institutions have consistently made major contributions to the fields of plant biology, computational research and “omics” but an integration of these disciplines into a coordinated training program is novel.

In summary, this comprehensive PSB training program will provide an unmet need to train graduate students at the interface of systems modeling and plant biology. This program will ultimately have far-reaching impacts by producing highly trained students who will be poised to take advantage of new career opportunities and will be the leaders in fields arising from the revolution in genomics information.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Cellular Biology
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Computational Genomics
Developmental Biology
Plant Systems Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 1/28/2018
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