Medical Research Council (MRC) helps academic researchers attract more than £1.1 billion in downstream funding for translational research

A new report published on September 11 looks at the impacts of the Medical Research Council (MRC) support for translational research over the last decade. The report found that the contributions to translational research has streamlined funding process to benefit academic laboratories and the business community.

DOE awards Danforth Plant Science Center $2.7 million for sorghum research
The Department of Energy through the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, launched a new initiative to develop bioenergy crops through genomics-based research on September, 9. The research will be conducted at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The principle investigator will be Andrea Eveland, PhD, an associate member of the Center.
NIH announces inaugural awards to early career researchers focused on genomics
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced on August 27th, that it was awarding six early career researchers the Genomic Innovator Awards. The program will award a total of $500,000 over the course of five years.
Science family of journals announces new editor-in-chief
Holden Thorp, a chemist and former provost at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals by the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).