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New science at K-State attracts $4.2 million from National Science Foundation

MANHATTAN -- The National Science Foundation has awarded a $9 million grant to the state of Kansas Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, EPSCoR, for life sciences initiatives.

Two Kansas National Science Foundation EPSCoR subcontracts totaling $4.2 million go to Kansas State University.

A subcontract of $1.2 million establishes the Kansas Lipidomics Research Center, one of a handful of centers for the study of lipids. Biochemistry professor Xuemin (Sam) Wang serves as the scientific director of the center. Biology professor Ruth Welti will oversee the center's analytical activities. Co-investigators from K-State, the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will conduct lipid research projects at the center.

A subcontract of $3 million over a three-year period supports studies in a new field, ecological genomics. The principal investigators are K-State molecular geneticist Mike Herman, K-State ecologist Loretta Johnson and KU molecular geneticist Bob Cohen.

The National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research provides seed money to states, and requires state matching money. The program fosters collaborations between scientific research teams, and builds the science infrastructure of a state so that it can become nationally competitive.

Sources: Mike Herman, 785-532-6741; e-mail mherman@k-state.edu;
and Loretta Johnson, 785-532-6921; e-mail johnson@k-state.edu
http://www.ksu.edu/ecogen
News release prepared by: Kay Garrett


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Contact: Mike Herman
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785-532-6741
Kansas State University
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