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Four UT Researchers Named 2016 AAAS Fellows

Four UT researchers are among the 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, and George Ostrouchov hold various positions on the UT Knoxville campus; Baohua Gu from the UT Institute of Agriculture also was selected.
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Scent of Success: UT Students Honored in Genetic Engineering Competition

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Take an industrial byproduct, treat it with the E. coli bacteria, and create a usable fragrance product for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications.

That genetic engineering concept was golden for a team of UT students who recently participated in the annual iGem Competition Giant Jamboree in Boston.

The UT students, from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a gold medal designation in the competition sponsored by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGem) Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field through education, competition, and collaboration. The iGem Competition is a premier international competition for undergraduate students in the field of synthetic biology.
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Registration Now Open for SEC Academic Conference “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds”

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The SEC Academic Conference “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds,” hosted by Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, is designed to stimulate collaboration toward sustainable and resilient water resource management in the Southeast. The conference will provide an interactive atmosphere and encourage partnerships between academics and agencies to identify pathways to maximize the health and vitality of the region through water stewardship.
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Appalachia Community of Scholars Brown Bag on Green Economy Development in Knoxville

The Silent City: Green Economy Development in Knoxville, TN

The Office of Research and Engagement invites you to attend the next Appalachia Community of Scholars Brown Bag on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in room113 of Blount Hall.

Amidst a degrading environment and a globalized political economy that
has diminished life-sustaining jobs for much of the working and middle
classes, the green economy is an emergent (re)development strategy
with the potential to address both pollution and poverty. This
presentation will unpack the history of Knoxville’s green economy
development, illustrating how pressures in the local landscape and the
opening of political opportunities at the federal level enabled city
leaders to fund some of the area’s first green projects.

Funding Opportunities Roundup, November 18

NIH Opportunities

Join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NCI Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21) (RFA-CA-17-010)
  • NCI Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33) (RFA-CA-17-011)
  • NIA Research Career Enhancement Award to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s (K18) (PAR-17-052)
  • NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) (PAR-17-051)
  • NIGMS Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) (PAR-17-053)

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