January 20th, 2012
Dr. José Alonso, Associate Professor of Genetics, has been appointed to the seven member Advisory Committee of the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC). The ABRC is, and has been, a key nucleation factor in building a strong, interactive and generous research community around an important model system.
The ABRC is supported the the National Science Foundation, and has been providing resources for research and education since 1991. Their mission is to collect, preserve, amplify, and distribute seed, DNA, protein, and other resources of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to the research community.
Seed and other resources are donated by researchers around the world. More than 100,000 samples are shipped annually to researchers from 60 countries.