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Graduate student Gurminder Singh receives award

March 3, 2023
Graduate student Gurminder Singh was recently awarded the prestigious Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science. Singh, a Ph.D. student in Genomics, Phenomics, and Bioinformatics program at NDSU, focuses his research on cloning the tan spot susceptibility gene in wheat. 

Singh is very honored to have been selected. "I am grateful for the support of my department and mentors, and I am inspired to continue pursuing excellence in my field and making meaningful contributions to crop science research."

The Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science recognizes top-notch graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in crop science disciplines. Departments select students based on academic achievements, research and teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service activities and personal qualifications.  The award is offered by the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and recipients receive a certificate and are recognized in the CSA News.  The award honors the first CSSA President Gerald O. Mott, who trained 75 graduate students during his 45 year career at Purdue University and the University of Florida. Many of his students have become eminent forage scientists.


Graduate student David Adeleke receives travel fellowship

April 12, 2023
Graduate student David Adeleke was recently awarded with a travel fellowship for the Great Lakes Bioinfomatics Conference (GLBIO) 2023. GLBIO is organized by the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods. An important goal for the conference is to foster long term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology. The program will include oral presentations, poster presentations, invited keynote speakers and tutorials.


Students start GPB association

April 11, 2023
Students in the NDSU program of genomics, phenomics, and bioinformatics have recently gotten together to form an association for students within the program. The first meeting of the group took place on March 24th, where president George Boateng-Sarfo introduced all the interim executives followed by a short presentation on the purpose of the association and how the organization will serve as a source of contact, provide networking opportunities and academic support, as well as advocating for the needs and concerns of GPB students.

Additionally, the group talked about creating opportunities for students to collaborate on research projects and share ideas on relevant and recent technologies in the field to help members stay informed about the latest trends and developments and provide opportunities to network with professionals and other students.

Computer science professor and director of the program Changhui Yan discussed the steps and procedures necessary to complete the oral and comprehensive and oral exams for PhD students.



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