By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Max Planck Florida Institute will spend the next several months growing its core of microscopy equipment, hiring three scientific directors — one of which will double as CEO — and building relations with neighboring research and academic institutions along with the permanent facility it has begun constructing in Jupiter, Fla., the institute's new chief scientific facilities officer told GenomeWeb Daily News.

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