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[Arabidopsis] IAIC Scientific Advisory Board Appointed

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Mar 20 11:37:48 EST 2012

Dear Arabidopsis community,

The International Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium (IAIC), currently led
by Interim Director NAASC member Blake Meyers, has appointed the initial
Scientific Advisory Board which will play a critical role in advising the
transition from the current informatics resource to the future Arabidopsis
Information Portal.

Nominations were solicited from the community and out of over 40 names, a
final group of 10 was presented to the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering
Committee for election.
Members will meet at ICAR in Vienna and determine their terms of 1, 2, 3, or
4 years (subsequent board members will serve three years.)

Please find more information about the IAIC at our website:
Scientific Advisory Board
1. Gloria Coruzzi, New York University, USA (appointed February 2012)
2. Kazuki Saito, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Chiba University, Japan
(appointed February 2012)
3. Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Plant Molecular Biology,
Austria (appointed February 2012)
4. Mark Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA (appointed
February 2012)
5. Mark Forster, Syngenta, UK (appointed February 2012)
6. Paul Kersey, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), UK (appointed
February 2012)
7. Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA (appointed February

Joanna Friesner Ph.D.
NAASC Coordinator

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