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High biomass switchgrass by CRSIPR genome-editing

CBC member Shuizhang Fei (Associate Professor of Horticulture) and Bing Yang (Associate Professor of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology) have generated a switchgrass strain that produces high biomass using CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technology. More »

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CBC Co-director gave dinner speech to Iowa STEM Professional Development Workshop (Waukee, Iowa, July 17, 2017)
Jul 23, 2017

Kan Wang, CBC co-director, gave an invited dinner speech entitled “CRISPR genome-editing as modern breeding technology: how do we do it?” at the Iowa STEM workshop on July 17, 2017, in Waukee, Iowa. More »

CBC Co-director gave presentation to the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee at the Midwestern Legislative Conference (MCL) of the Council of State Governments (CSG) (Des Moines, Iowa, July 9, 2017)
Jul 10, 2017

Jeff Wolt, CBC co-director, gave an invited presentation entitled “CRISPR: What it can do and how it may be regulated” at the Midwestern Legislative Conference, July 9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. More »

CBC Co-director presented keynote speech at VISCEA conference (Vienna, Austria, July 3-4, 2017)
Jul 05, 2017

Jeff Wolt, CBC co-director, gave an invited keynote presentation entitled “Regulatory aspects of genome-edited crops” at the VISCEA Conference on Plant Genome Editing, July 3-4, 2017, in Vienna Austria. 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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