Arabidopsis thaliana Research Initiative at the University of Maryland
ATRIUM consists of 15 labs working on the model plant Arabidopsis at the University of Maryland (CBMG, BIOL, PSLA and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), UMBI, UMBC and Howard University.
ATRIUM holds a monthly meeting and hosts an annual Minisymposium on Plant Biology. For the past 10 years, the symposium has brought together scientists from two dozen regional universities, research institutes (e.g., J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD), government agencies (e.g, NSF, USDA and DOE) and industry (e.g., Pioneer, A Dupont Company in Delaware). ATRIUM has obtained USDA funding for graduate training fellowships.