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Our Mission

The ISU Crop Bioengineering Consortium (CBC) seeks to address the urgent, grand challenge to provide sufficient food, feed, biofuels and biorenewable chemicals for the world's burgeoning population, through basic and applied research to enable the bioengineering of valuable traits in a variety of crops.

Together, members of the CBC work together to deploy innovative, transformative genome engineering technologies that identify, validate, and rapidly but precisely integrate strategically important traits and underlying genes into key crop plants. Importantly, the novel technologies employed can produce bioengineered crops that contain no transgenes and thus may face less stringent regulation than classic genetically modified organisms (GMOs).



Consortium News

Members To Represent the CBC and ISU at NABC 26
Jun 04, 2014

The 2014 meeting of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC) will be held October 9th and 10th at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The conference theme is "New DNA-Editing Approaches: Methods, Applications and Policy for Agriculture."
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Consortium Summer Meeting Announced
May 20, 2014

Save the Date! The CBC Summer Meeting will be held August 7th and 8th, 2014 at the ISU Alumni Center. More details will be provided to CBC members via the website (here) and email as they become available.

Scientists

Dr. Martin Spalding Dr. Martin Spalding

Principal Investigator
Department of Genetics,
Development and Cell Biology
Role: Genome editing technology and trait discovery. Read More »

Dr. Kan Wang Dr. Kan Wang

Co-Principal Investigator
Department of Agronomy
Role: Genetic transformation and genome editing technology development. Read More »

Dr. Bing Yang Dr. Bing Yang

Co-Principal Investigator
Department of Genetics,
Development and Cell Biology
Role: Genome editing technology and trait discovery. Read More »