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Our Mission

The ISU Crop Bioengineering Center (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. More

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CBC Becomes University Center
May 22, 2017

Effective May 1, 2017 the CBC has become a center reporting to Iowa State's Vice President for Research. As a center, CBC continues its mission of deploying innovative, transformative genome engineering technologies that identify, validate, and integrate strategically important traits and underlying genes into key crop plants in a manner that meets public and regulatory expectations. Center status provides a secure platform with flexibility for future growth to serve the university and Iowans. Look for changes and updates in this website as we undertaken the process of transitioning to the Crop Bioengineering Center.

CBC Member Receives NIH Grant
May 22, 2017

Crop Bioengineering Consortium member Yanhai Yin (Professor of Genetics, Development & Cell Biology) has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his proposal entitled “Crosstalk between Brassinosteroid and autophagy pathways in the regulation of plant growth and stress responses”. More »

CBC Member Receives USDA NIFA Grant
May 22, 2017

Crop Bioengineering Consortium member Bing Yang (Associate Professor of Genetics, Development & Cell Biology) has received an award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) for his proposal entitled “Genetic dissection of grain size regulation to increase wheat yield potential”. More »

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Scientists

Dr. Martin Spalding Dr. Martin Spalding

Founding Director Emeritus
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Role: Genome-editing technology and trait discovery
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Dr. Kan Wang Dr. Kan Wang

Co-Director
Department of Agronomy
Role: Genetic transformation and genome editing technology development
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Dr. Jeffery Wolt Dr. Jeffery Wolt

Co-Director
Department of Agronomy
Role: Risk and Policy Analysis
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