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Welcome to the Pollen RCN Web site

Welcome to the Web site for the Integrative Pollen Biology Research Coordination Network. Our goal is to promote pollen-related research by sharing methods, helping newcomers to the field, supporting collaborations, educating the next generation of scientists about pollen research, and connecting researchers from primarily undergraduate and/or minority-serving universities with investigators from research-intensive institutions. To achieve these goals, the RCN provides travel subsidies and funds to support summer internships. We also produce workshops and a basic methods in pollen research course. To find out more and get involved in the Pollen RCN, explore the links to the left and above.

If you have questions or comments about the Pollen RCN, please contact our RCN lead PI,Alice Cheung at University of Massachusetts at Amherst,

If you have suggestions for improving the Web site, please contact Ann Loraine at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

You are also welcome to read the RCN Project Description.

Latest News

We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow position in DNA barcoding of pollen at Emory University. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for both developing the methodology and contributing to its broad application (e.g. to forensics, ecology and evolution, and allergy studies). Position can begin as early as September 2013 with an initial appointment of one year, renewable annually for up to 2 additional years (3 total years) contingent on performance. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will possess a completed Ph.D. in plant molecular ecology / evolution / genetics or a closely related field, strong laboratory skills in basic plant molecular genetics,...

Check out the world-wide pollen community-generated research articles, letters, and reviews on pollen biology in the special issue of Molecular Plant on pollen. You can see the article list in the pollen RCN publication page.

Read the Pollen RCN meetings report, "Pollen and Plant Reproduction Biology: Blooming from East to West" published in the July 2013 issue of Molecular Plant.

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