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New German Research Center to Emphasize 21st Century Technology

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BONN--The Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, a major new interdisciplinary research facility scheduled to be built here, will focus on promising technologies of the future, including bioinformatics. Established with a DM1.6 billion federal grant, the center will begin work in temporary quarters next year, prior to completion of a new building.

Ultimately, the center is expected to support an international staff of 150 scientists and accommodate another 150 scientists with outside funding. They will work in 60 small groups in areas including informatics and biotechnology, and collaborate closely with industry and other international research institutions. Tenure at the facility will be limited to 10 years.

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