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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces James C. Gaither as Board of Trustees member

March 2, 2011

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( today announced the appointment of James C. Gaither, a renowned business leader in Silicon Valley, to its Board of Trustees.  

“Jim brings a great combination of entrepreneurial and legal expertise from a distinguished career in Silicon Valley, and has a ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Sequencing project aims to uncover new knowledge about ocean microeukaryotes

November 9, 2010

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s (GBMF) Marine Microbiology Initiative (MMI) today announced a new research program to sequence the transcriptomes of approximately 750 marine microbial eukaryotes. Whereas previous community resource sequencing efforts supported by MMI have focused on marine bacteria and ...

Special Projects in Science

WHOI receives grant for oceanography imaging informatics

In a significant step toward a new era in the collection and understanding of ocean science data, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has received a grant of more than $2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for work in imaging informatics in oceanography.

The WHOI study—to be ...

LEED® Platinum certification awarded for workplace

October 20, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation workplace has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification—the highest level attainable—as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The Foundation’s workplace, designed by Hawley Peterson Snyder and ...


Chris McCrum named chief administrative officer at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

October 4, 2010

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the appointment of Chris McCrum in the newly created role of chief administrative officer.

In this role, McCrum will have responsibility for leading administrative operations to support the Foundation’s strategic goals and its staff, grantees, and other external partners. These include grants ...

Plant Science Collaboration with HHMI

Going green: new program provides vital support for plant scientists

Howard Hughes Medical Institute September 29, 2010

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) today announced a new research program that will provide critical support to some of the nation's most innovative plant scientists. The institutions, which are collaborating for the first time, say they will invest a combined total ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute and AgriMarine receive first closed tank for the Middle Bay Project

AgriMarine September 28, 2010

AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FSH)(FRANKFURT:A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), a leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, and the Middle Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Institute (MBSAI) are pleased to announce the delivery in B.C. of the first marine based, commercial scale, solid wall, closed containment tank for the ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Fisheries Innovation Fund will foster effective design and implementation of catch share practices

Fisheries managers, fishermen, nonprofit organizations and others with a stake in America's fisheries now have new resources to put their innovative ideas into action. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the Fisheries Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership that will help those involved in catch share programs design ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

'Groundbreaking' severe sepsis prevention program saves 991 lives

Catholic Healthcare West August 30, 2010

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the nation's eighth largest health system, today announced that its severe sepsis prevention initiative has saved an additional 991 lives and reduced severe sepsis inpatient mortality rate by 33 percent at the end of three years.

"A core tenant of the health care reform plan enacted ...

California Institute of Technology

New view of tectonic plates

By Kathy Svitil Caltech August 26, 2010

Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow for the simultaneous modeling of the earth's mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate motions, and the behavior of individual fault zones, to ...

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