Penn State Intercom......August 8, 2002

Consortium for Archaeal Genomics
and Proteomics established

The Consortium for Archaeal Genomics and Proteomics has been established at the University with support from the National Science Foundation, anticipated to exceed $1.3 million over the next four years. The consortium, under the leadership of James G. Ferry, will research the structure and function of the genes and proteins of organisms classified in the Archaea -- the grouping that is thought to include the organisms living today with the most ancient evolutionary lineages.

The consortium is a collaborative research effort led by Penn State that includes researchers at the Whitehead/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute for Genomic Research, the University of the City of Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Maryland Center for Marine Biotechnology.

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