DFG funds a Research Training Group on Gene Regulation in Evolution "GenEvo" at JGU and IMB
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the establishment of the “GenEvo – Gene Regulation in Evolution: From Molecular to Extended Phenotypes” Research Training Group (RTG) at the Faculty of Biology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) with effect from July 2019. This RTG, working in cooperation with the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), will offer a structured, high-calibre research and training program enabling its PhD students to acquire interdisciplinary qualifications and obtain autonomy at an early stage of their scientific careers. The scientific objective of GenEvo is to gain a better understanding of the evolution of complex and multi-layered genetic regulation systems. The DFG will provide some EUR 5 million to the RTG over the first funding period of four and a half years, plus another EUR 1 million in overhead funding to bolster the strategic orientation of the university.
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