The Government of Canada announces grant funding to international training program, PRoTECT

Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats (PRoTECT) is a first-rate international training program designed to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research, and prepare the next generation of scientists for internationally-competitive positions. The program is hosted by UBC in Canada and the Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany, with the UBC team led by Drs. Xin Li and Jim Kronstad. The program is jointly supported by a $1.65 million award (over six years) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft International Research Training Groups (DFG-IRTG).