Stephen Long and Don Ort, University of Illinois (image) Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption Stephen Long (right), Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology at University of Illinois, will serve as Project Director on a five-year, $25-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the photosynthetic properties of key food crops. Don Ort, Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology at University of Illinois, will serve as Associate Director. Illinois research will take place at the Institute for Genomic Biology. Credit Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.