Biotechnology for the Environment
Final rept. 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2001
OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN
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Funding from the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy was obtained to support short-term trans-atlantic exchanges of early career scientists designed to foster collaborative interactions and enhance the professional development of the exchange fellows through the acquisition of expertise in microbial biotechnology. Applicants were recruited on a national basis from microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, and environmental science laboratories. Eleven young scientists were selected, six male and five female, and completed exchange experiences in Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. The exchanges fostered the acquisition of new skills and expertise in environmental technology during the 3-week to 6-month stay in the host laboratory. Likewise, the laboratories acting as hosts acquired new skills, techniques, and perspectives from the visiting scholar. The funding allowed laboratories with collaborative interests to bolster their interaction through the exchange of personnel and to open communication lines that lead to functional cooperation.
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