Biology professor receives NSF Breakthrough Technology Award to enhance food security

Gregory Copenhaver's work at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to find a solution for food shortages around the world by advancing functional genomics and crop breeding.

Biology professor Gregory Copenhaver has received a Breakthrough Technology Award from the National Science Foundation.

The awards fund research aimed at advancing functional genomics and crop breeding.

With more than 7 ½ billion people on the planet, agriculture enterprise is looking for ways to combat issues related to increasing instances of drought, flood, pests and disease, and that’s at the root of the “high-risk, high-reward” fundamental research in these new Breakthrough Technologies awards.

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Originally published July 30, 2019.


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