NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Li-Cor Biosciences said yesterday that it is awarding $1.75 million in grants under its Genomics Education Matching Fund, which supports undergraduate genomics education.
The Lincoln, Neb.-based company said that the program provides 60 percent of the funding for qualifying institutions that acquire its DNA sequencing systems for use by undergraduate students.
Students with hands-on DNA sequencing experience “have a distinct advantage when they seek jobs and admission to post-graduate programs,” Jackie Potts, coordinator for the GEMF program, said in a statement.
The company said that more than 200 undergraduate programs currently are involved in the matching fund program.
The package the company is making available through the grant program includes its sequencer, training, software, and a one-year on-site warranty.