Research Campus launches effort to engage students in science

Date posted: July 23, 2013

student at computer(Courtesy PHHI)Students will examine plant genome data to look for clues to nutrition and human health.

An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor.

Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams up university scientists, industry leaders and college students who together will explore plant pathways to answer why and how plants, like fruits and vegetables, benefit human health. P2EP aims to foster scientific discoveries, provide educational opportunities and create a vast knowledge base of plant pathways research.

The multi-institutional project is fueled by academic partners at the N.C. Research Campus, including N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Services Division and UNC General Administration, along with industry leaders from the David H. Murdock Research Institute, Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, General Mills and the N.C. Research Campus.

Read more from the Plants for Human Health website.

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