AgroBiotech Network Funded – Root Microbe research linked in ScanBalt Bioregion
ScanBalt is pleased to announce that NorFA has granted funding to the Agro-Biotechnology Network focused on Root Microbe Systems (AB-RMS).
It will develop a network of excellence, including both research training and research collaboration, which will involve scientists from universities and research organisations in the Baltic Sea region. The NOVA University supports the network by providing funding for the first AB-RMS PhD course, which will take place in Kaunas in the last week of May 2005. The network will specifically focus on the root-microbe system, a largely neglected area of molecular plant and microbial research, whose study has significant environmental and economic implications in agriculture and forestry.
The funding is currently for three years, with a possibility to be extended by two more years. The coordinating group is formed from representatives from St. Petersburg, Hamburg, Kaunas and Helsinki. This research network gathers together critical mass and expertise needed to tackle this important area, focusing on questions that are relevant to the ScanBalt bioregion.
For more information, please visit the Agro-Biotech network pages.