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DuPont Names its 2012 Young Professors

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Nine early-career researchers are being awarded a total of $675,000 from DuPont through the company's Young Professor program, which was "designed to provide start-up assistance to promising young and untenured research faculty" who are working on research of interest to the company.

"Research by the class of 2012 Young Professors … includes promising research in the fields of nanotechnology, genomics, system biology, next-generation herbicides, synthesis of natural products, carbon dioxide capture, DNA sequencing and enzymatic synthesis," DuPont says.

Among the nine awardees are New York University's David Gresham, who works on the genomics of cell growth control; Aaron Lorenz from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, whose research interest is in genomic selection for sustainable food production; University of California, Davis' Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, who is working to understand and predict hybrid vigor; and Juergen Seibel from Germany's Universitat Wurzburg, who is focusing on the enzymatic preparation of prebiotic oligosaccharides.

A complete list of DuPont 2012 Young Professor award winners is available, here.

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