Researchers to study positive genetic contributions of viruses

March 21, 2011 under CANR News

The positive genetic contributions of viruses to life on Earth will be explored by researchers at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative.

The two-year, $550,000 grant has been awarded to K. Eric Wommack, professor in UD’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences with appointments in the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and Shawn Polson, research assistant professor in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at DBI.

The grant will support the rollout of a computational infrastructure dedicated to the analysis of viral genetic data from environmental samples. The Viral Informatics Resource for Metagenome Exploration (VIROME) is hosted at DBI.

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UD Board of Trustees Approves Faculty Promotions

May 12, 2010 under CANR News

The University of Delaware Board of Trustees approved 51 faculty promotions (6 in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources) at its spring meeting May 11. The appointments are effective with the 2010-11 academic year.

Four CANR faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor with tenure: Mark Parcells, animal and food sciences; Eric Wommack, plant and soil sciences; John Bernard and Paul Eggermont, both food and resource economics.

Promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure were two CANR faculty members: Haiqiang Chen and Kalmia Kniel, both animal and food sciences. 

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