By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen said this week that it has created a sponsored professorship — the Qiagen Initiative Foundation Professorship — at the University of Science and Technology of China. The sponsorship agreement has a term of 10 years and supports a full-time professor position in the life sciences field.

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