Dear ICGI members,
Per ICGI By-Laws to serve on a rotation basis, the following six offices will be open for nomination and on-line election:
International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI) Overall
ICGI Breeding & Applied Genomics Workgroup
ICGI Comparative Genomics & Bioinformatics Workgroup
ICGI Functional Genomics Workgroup
ICGI Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Workgroup
ICGI Structural Genomics Workgroup
Article VII: Election and Appointment of Officers
1. Nominations and elections for the ICGI and Workgroup Co-Chairs will be held biennially. Any “Professional” member of the ICGI is eligible to serve as an officer. A “Professional” is deemed to be an individual holding an academic or governmental scientific research position. Individuals actively engaged in obtaining an academic degree or employed by a for-profit company are not eligible to serve as ICGI officers.
2. Elected officers will serve four year terms. Each officer will serve as Co-chair of ICGI or their Workgroup for two years. After two years, each Co-chair will be elevated to Chair.
This email is to call for nominating candidates who are interested in serving the ICGI community. Each registered ICGI member can be nominated (or self nominated) for only one position per election. Please confirm your willingness to accept the nomination and to serve if elected. The nomination and confirmation will be accepted by Friday, March 15, 2019. Each eligible candidate will then prepare for a short statement (<300 words) to share with the voters on the election page. Individual registered ICGI member will receive a unique key to access to the statements and on-line ballots to vote for the new officers. We expect this election to begin on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Please email your nominations to me (john.yu(a)ars.usda.gov) with subject line: ICGI NOMINATION, including a valid email address of the person(s) you wish to nominate and the office(s) for which that you wish to nominate them. I will REPLY to acknowledge reception of each nomination; lack of a reply may indicate that I did not receive your message.
Thanks for your attention,
John Yu, ICGI Chair
John Z. Yu, Ph.D.
Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center
Interdisciplinary Faculty of Genetics
Texas A&M University
2675 F&B Road
College Station, TX 77845
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