BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 5,2004 - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the College of Engineering (COE) at Virginia Tech have put out a request for proposals for the VBI Faculty Fellows program, in effort to catalyze research collaborations between life scientists and engineering researchers.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide researchers a platform to engage in a multidisciplinary integrative approach to understanding host-pathogen-environment interactions as it relates to infectious diseases.

Up to four VBI Fellows are in the program at any one time, and since there are three returning Fellows this year, one new Fellow will be appointed. Fellows are expected to work with VBI researchers on proposed projects with the long-term goal of establishing contacts and development relationships that will lead to future collaborative contracts and grants.

Fellowship appointments are part-time (25% Academic Year) and for two years. Interested COE faculty members whose research relate at some level to working on pathosystems biology are encouraged to apply. An announcement of selected Fellows will be made by September 1, 2004.

For more information regarding the VBI Faculty Fellowship at VBI and the application requirements, please download the RFP and application instructions below. Apply before August 18, 2004, by sending a brief proposal (with strict adherence to no more than 5 pages), letters of support and a current CV to Deborah Carlier, Public Health Researcher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Bioinformatics Facility 1, Virginia Tech (0477), Blacksburg, VA 24061-0477.


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Published by Public Relations, August 04, 2004