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Human Genome News, January 1991; 2(5)

Lander To Chair NIH Genome Research Review Committee

Eric S. Lander was recently appointed chairman of the 18-member NIH Genome Research Review Committee. The committee provides the National Center for Human Genome Research with a primary review of research and training grants-in-aid, grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals for special research programs.

These programs include projects and centers, institutional fellowships, conference proposals, special developmental award programs, and contract proposals for research related to human and model organism characterization.

Such research covers:

  • construction of genetic and physical maps;
  • technology development for DNA sequencing, data management, and analysis; and
  • development of innovative support technologies, tools, and resources.

Eric Lander, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is Director of the MIT Center for Genome Research. He received a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Lander is a MacArthur Prize Fellow for 1987 to 1992.

Lander serves on the editorial boards of Genomics and Mammalian Genome and is a member of the Joint Informatics Task Force of the Joint NIH-DOE Subcommittee on the Human Genome.

Research Review Committee members are appointed to 4-year terms by the NIH Director from the fields of human genetics, quantitative genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and computer science.


Reported by Anne E. Adamson
HGMIS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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