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Investing in technologies, methods and resources
To advance discovery, we support the development of new tools, methods, technologies and resources of broad interest to the research community. An important component of this approach is the development of model systems that advance mechanistic understanding of symbiotic interactions. We also support genome sequencing and development of visualization technologies for imaging symbiotic partnerships.
Providing researchers with the resources and flexibility to pursue innovative, risky research often leads to high-impact science. Through this approach, we support individuals at a range of career stages who are leaders in complementary fields. Their efforts are generating new models, methods, hypotheses and collaborations.
Stimulating multidisciplinary collaborations
To address questions from multiple scientific perspectives, we enable collaborative projects that embrace the challenge of bringing disciplines together in new ways. We also enable importing technology from other areas of science into aquatic symbiosis research.
Producing knowledge requires bringing researchers together so they can discuss cross-cutting topics in aquatic symbiosis and share methods and resources. The scientific community benefits when leading technologists and engineers exchange ideas with symbiosis experts. Among other things, they may envision dream technology projects or imagine creative ways to overcome research bottlenecks. By devoting energy toward creating new connections, the research community breaks down silos and develops relationships that to build a broader, more integrated field.
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