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EPSRC and NSF Join Forces to Award £6 Million in Research Funding
December 9, 2009
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the Unitec Kingdom, in partnership with NSF, have awarded nearly $10 million to five, new research projects in the area of synthetic biology. Researchers from fields including biological and chemical engineering, molecular and plant biology, mathematics, chemistry, sociology and computer sciences will work together on the projects.
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