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Center for Industrial Biotechnology Learning wins 2006 Innovation prize

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The Center for Industrial Biotechnology Learning (CABI) of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) recently won the 2006 Innovation prize presented by the Southern Growth Policies Board, an organization that promotes economical development in the Southern region of the United States, including Puerto Rico. CABI was selected out from 200 nominations, for developing an exemplary technological initiative.

Puerto Rican manatis subject of study

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct a study to evaluate the status of manatis in Florida and Puerto Rico. Manatis have been considered an endangered species since 1967. Few studies have been conducted on manatis and it is hoped that this study will lead to recommendations that improve the living conditions of this acquatic mammal.

UVM George Washington Henderson Fellowship in Biology (two year post-doc)

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The Department of Biology at The University of Vermont is seeking to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral fellow who will complement the strength of existing faculty and extend the breath of the Biology program, and who can diversify the university’s curriculum and address issues of multiculturalism. Applicants who hold a PhD from a range of disciplines (molecular/cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology, biochemistry or analytical chemistry) will be strongly considered. Preference will be given to candidates who apply modern techniques of proteomics, genomics and/or computational biology to the study of biological complexity. U.S. Citizens and legal permanent residents (LPR) are eligible to apply. Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to the incorporation of racial or ethnic diversity studies into their research or teaching are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Henderson Fellowships Program web site to obtain additional information about the program www.uvm.edu/hendersonfellowships or contact PegBoyle.Single@uvm.edu (Director of the Henderson Fellowship Program).

Casa Pueblo offers course about role of microorganisms in the forest

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“Casa Pueblo, a communitarian organization, who avoided the mining of gold, copper and silver in the mountainous area in central Puerto Rico, is offering a course about the role of microorganisms in the tropical forests.”

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