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Sep

2010

IGS Researcher Wins NIH New Innovator Award

Julie Dunning Hotopp, Ph.D., at IGS, has received a $2.5 million award from the National Institutes of Healths New Innovator program

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Aug

2010

Scientists Complete Genome Sequence of Castor Bean

Beans also produce highly toxic protein ricin, a biosecurity threatA team of researchers have sequenced and analyzed the genome of the Castor bean (Ricinus communis). The castor bean is the source of the highly valuable castor oil...

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Apr

2010

The Billions that Bug Us

A Genomic View of Humans & Their Microbes atAmerican Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Conference New frontiers in genomics is a theme - Dr. Claire Fraser-Liggett will present The Role of Microbial Communities in Health and Disease, an interdisciplinary perspective combining molecular biology and genomics at ASBMB.

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Mar

2010

Claire Fraser-Liggett to be Inducted In Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

Claire Fraser-Liggett to be Inducted In Maryland Womens Hall of Fame

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Feb

2010

Animals linked to human Chlamydia pneumoniae

Animals have been found to have infected humans sometime in the past with the common respiratory diseaseChlamydia pneumoniae.

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Feb

2010

O'Malley Appoints Fraser-Liggett to TEDCO Board

GOVERNOR MARTIN OMALLEY SUBMITS GREEN BAG APPOINTMENTSGreen Bag Appointments Made to Local Community College Boards of Trustees, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),

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May

2010

Novartis Finds Clues for E.Coli

Scientists at drugmaker Novartis have found bacterial components they hope can be used to develop a vaccine to protect people against a range of dangerous Escherichia coli (E.coli) infections.

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May

2010

IGS researcher receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenge Grant

An IGS scientist has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support an innovative global health research project.

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May

2010

Understanding the relationship between bacteria & obesity

Research presented today sheds new light on the role bacteria in the digestive tract may play in obesity.

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May

2010

IGS Names New Associate Directors

The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is pleased to announce the appointments of two distinguished scientists and faculty members to new positions. Dr. Jacques Ravel has been appointed to Associate Director, Genomics at IGS. Dr. Owen White has been appointed Associate Director, Bioinformatics.