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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

Registration open for Plant CRISPR Workshop
Dec 30, 2015

Registration for the CBC's Plant CRISPR Workshop on May 10th & 11th, 2016 is now available through ISU's Extension Office: https://goo.gl/HKGio0. Information about the workshop is available here and a flier is available for download here. More details will be available on the website soon.

Winter Meeting registration open
Dec 28, 2015

The CBC Winter meeting will be held February 26th & 27th, 2016 at the ISU Alumni Center. This is for CBC Members and their lab personnel only. Members should register ASAP here.

CBC to host Plant CRISPR Workshop
Nov 06, 2015

Iowa State University's Crop Bioengineering Consortium will host a plant CRISPR workshop on May 10th & 11th, 2016 at ISU's Molecular Biology Building. The workshop will feature presentations from leading experts in the field as well as hands-on training in genome editing design. A flier for the workshop is available here. More details will be available on the CBC site soon.

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 »