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.

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