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10/18/16 - EPSCoR Track 2 call for pre-proposals issued

The National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Track 2 has issued a call for pre-proposals. Mississippi State researchers are encouraged to develop a submission and include co-principal investigators from other Mississippi Research Consortium institutions.

The EPSCoR Track 2 focus this year is "Genomes to Phenomes." The vast and ever-increasing storehouse of genomic data has enabled rapid progress in many fields allied with the biological sciences, but it remains a challenge to mechanistically understand how genotype elicits phenotype.

A fuller understanding of the emergent processes underlying this relationship would have profound implications in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, evolution, and other fields.

Proposals should pursue innovative, inter-disciplinary approaches toward quantitative, predictive understanding of the complex interactions between genome and environment that generate variable phenotypic traits. These efforts may include the work of biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, informaticians, and other scientists. Proposals may use any combination of experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches with any appropriate model system(s).

The deadline to submit a pre-proposal to the Office of Research and Economic Development at MSU is Nov. 11.

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