Aberystwyth University

Role in this project: Phenomics testing on the new varieties, testing is capacity to withstand cold, lack of water, etc
Aberystwyth University (Welsh: Prifysgol Aberystwyth) is a public research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University was ranked between the 601-650 bracket in the world by the QS World University Rankings.

Dr. Gordon G. Allison
Senior Research Scientist
Energy Crop Biology Group
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3EB
Phone: +44 (0)1970 823000
Email: goa@aber.ac.uk

University of York

Role in this project: Test the biomass obtained from the obtained variety in terms of amount of sugars, fibers, minerals, etc
The University of York  is a research-intensive plate glass university located in the city of York, England. York has been named the eighth best university under 50 years old in the world (and first within the UK). The university also places among the top 10 in the country, top 20 universities in Europe, and ranked 114th in the world, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings. York is described as a "genuinely world class" institution by the Times and Sunday Times. In 2012, York was invited to join the Russell Group in recognition of the institution's world-leading research and outstanding teaching.

Dr. Leonardo Gomez
Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
Wentworth Way, York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1904 328718
E-mail: leonardo.gomez@york.ac.uk


Texas A&M University

Role in this project: Provide expertise on sugarcane DNA sequencing and cold markers
Texas A&M University is a public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in funding and has made contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Jorge da Silva, PHD
Ce Texas AgriLife Research at Weslaco
2415 E Hwy 83
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 969-5623
E-mail: jadasilva@tamu.edu

University of Liverpool

Role in this project: Complete sequencing of the EUnergyCane DNA trand, along with University of Edinburgh
The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It was the world's first university to establish departments in Oceanography, civic design, architecture, and biochemistry at the Johnston Laboratories.

Dr. Christiane Hertz-Fowler
Centre for Genomic Research Functional and Comparative Genomics
Biosciences Building Crown Street
Liverpool L69 7ZB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)151 795 4417
E-mail: C.Hertz-Fowler@liverpool.ac.uk

University of Edinburgh

Role in this project: Complete sequencing of the EUnergyCane DNA trand, along with University of Liverpool
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University of Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the world by the 2013 and 2014 rankings. The Research Excellence Framework, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power. Alumni of the university include some of the major figures of modern history, including Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Dr. Mark Blaxter
Ashworth 2 408
Darwin Building
Mayfield Road
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 131 650 6760
E-mail: mark.blaxter@ed.ac.uk

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