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Novozymes Donates $500,000 to UC Davis Genome Center

NEW YORK, March 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Novozymes said on Friday that it has donated $500,000 to the UC Davis Foundation to support an endowed chair devoted to the director of the UC Davis Genome Center.

 

This gift, Novozymes said, has been matched by an equal contribution from the Universityof California.

 

According to the company, the center is in the process of recruiting 15 new faculty members in the areas of experimental genomics and bioinformatics. The center, Novozymes added, will be located in the new Genome and Biomedical Sciences facility, which is due to open this summer.

 

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