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MARC travel awards announced for: RECOMB/ISCB conference

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the International Society for Computational Biology's Seventh Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics from November 9-14, 2014 in San Diego, CA. These awards are meant to promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young scientists at the RECOMB/ISCB Conference. This year MARC conferred 2 awards totaling $3,700.

The FASEB MARC Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. A primary goal of the MARC Program is to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented groups engaged in biomedical and behavioral research.

The following participants have been selected to receive a FASEB MARC Travel Award:

Poster/oral presenter (FASEB MARC program)

Brittany Baur, Marquette University

Leanne Whitmore, Washington State University

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