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Faculty and staff build the body of scientific knowledge including basic molecular-level discovery, field-oriented applied projects, and development of agricultural systems.
Students in the BCB Graduate program can participate in the BCBGSO and BCBLab. This student-led group gathers students in the program to help increase research collaborations and social interactions. Outreach by the BCBGSO has taken many forms. Most recently, members have participated in outreach activities with high school and grade school aged children to help them learn about bioinformatics. Members have also organized an annual symposium focusing on current topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
GGobi is an open source visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data. It provides highly dynamic and interactive graphics such as tours, as well as familiar graphics such as the scatterplot, barchart and parallel coordinates plots. Plots are interactive and linked with brushing and identification.
SoyBase, the USDA-ARS Soybean Genetics and Genomics Database. This database contains genetic and genomic data for soybean, Glycine max and related species. Data includes soybean gene calls, gene sequences, Affymetrics SoyChip probe sequence, soybean transposeable elements, soybean chromosome sequences and genetic and sequence maps
Iowa State University is a national center for agricultural bioinformatics, housing the USDA National Bioinformatics Coordinator for all animal species. In addition to the animal genome projects housed at ISU, internationally-recognized plant and microbial genome research projects are available to researchers as well.
PLEXdb (Plant Expression Database) is a unified gene expression resource for plants and plant pathogens. PLEXdb is a genotype to phenotype, hypothesis building information warehouse, leveraging highly parallel expression data with seamless portals to related genetic, physical, and pathway data. The integrated tools of PLEXdb allow investigators to use commonalities in plant biology for a comparative approach to functional genomics through use of large-scale expression profiling data sets.
The premise of this project is that the scale of sequence and other data accumulation in plant genomics necessitates the development of novel, highly automated, scalable, comprehensive, and accurate approaches to genome annotation. The depth of transcript data accumulating for many plant species under numerous experimental conditions provide unprecedented evidence for the evaluation of all aspects of transcription, including precise mapping of transcription start sites as well as dominant and alternative splice sites.
Iowa State University is a national center for agricultural bioinformatics, housing the USDA National Bioinformatics Coordinator for all animal species. In addition to the animal genome projects housed at ISU, internationally-recognized plant and microbial genome research projects are available to researchers as well.
Iowa State University is a national center for agricultural bioinformatics, housing the USDA National Bioinformatics Coordinator for all animal species. In addition to the animal genome projects housed at ISU, internationally-recognized plant and microbial genome research projects are available to researchers as well.
The Laurence H. Baker Center is most closely associated with the BCB Graduate Program at Iowa State.
The Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) is developing the tools, components and materials needed to transform carbohydrate feedstocks into biobased chemicals. Core know-how and technologies include bioengineering of fatty acid and polyketide biochemistry in microorganisms, as well as an innovative and complementary portfolio of developments in chemical catalysis. By combining biocatalysis and chemical catalysis CBiRC creates new know-how and powerful systems that have the potential to nurture a sustainable biobased chemical industry.
The Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG) at Iowa State University (ISU) comprises an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students using integrated systems-wide genomics approaches to address current and future challenges and opportunities in animal agriculture and human health. Scientists at the Center work to identify, map and understand the function and control of genes to improve animal and human health.
The Center for Plant Transformation (CPT) was designed to promote research advancements and foster research and training collaborations among its members.
The Center for Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses (CPRES) is dedicated to fundamental research on how plants detect and respond to biotic and abiotic stresses in their environment. Research on biotic stresses includes the molecular mechanisms used by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes to incite disease and by plants to resist infection. Research on abiotic stresses includes molecular mechanisms by which plants resist such unfavorable conditions as drought, flooding, chilling, excess salts, toxic metals, and pollutants.
The Center for Plant Genomics (CPG) conducts research and provides graduate education at the frontiers of structural and functional genomics.
Plant breeding programs at Iowa State University are recognized throughout the world for their very significant contributions to the productivity and quality of crop cultivars. These programs have been unique because they have integrated basic research on breeding methods and germplasm enhancement with the development of improved cultivars. Our challenge is to assure that Iowa State University's plant breeding program continues to be second to none. It is the aim of the Raymond F. Baker Center to see that mission realized.
The Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) is a research, development, and technology transfer program. CCUR is focused on adding value to Midwest crops, biorenewables development, the application of biotechnology to increase value, and technology transfer to the private sector.
The Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD) pursues fundamental research and research-based advanced training in algorithmic models of intelligence, learning, and discovery. A major research focus of CCILD is on the development of advanced algorithms and software infrastructure for data-intensive, distributed, collaborative, integrative e-science driven by scientific, economic, and technological problems of major societal importance in virtually every area of human endeavor.
The Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) at Iowa State University seeks to advance the use of biorenewable resources for the production of fuels, energy, chemicals, and materials. The Institute will assure Iowa’s prominence in the revolution that is changing the way society obtains its essential sources of energy and carbon.
he Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB) works to improve the availability, safety, efficacy and use of veterinary biologics (vaccines and diagnostics) throughout the world. Veterinary biologics are a cost-effective method to prevent animal disease, to increase the efficiency of food production, and to increase the availability of high quality protein for humans. The Institute was established in 1995 by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Iowa State University.
Our research focus is to understand the effects of genotype and environment on phenotypes (traits) sufficiently well that we will be able to predict phenotype of a given genotype in a given environment (i.e., predictive phenomics).
In 2005, Iowa State University (ISU) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) were awarded a five-year $3 million National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant for computational molecular biology. The grant was secured by a team of ISU and NMSU faculty headed by Drena Dobbs, ISU professor of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and Desh Ranjan, NMSU professor and chair of Computer Science.
The Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on the rapidly expanding interface between humans and computers. Facilities include the C6 and C4 three-dimensional, full-immersion, synthetic environments.
Iowa State University is an active participant in Internet2, a consortium being led by 200 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Partnership is a unique consortium of faculty who strive to provide high-capacity, high performane computational facilities and to keep them updated through active cost-sharing between the university, IT Services, colleges and departments, the faculty, and through supporting grants.
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Group includes full-time staff as well as a number of graduate students and, from time to time, visiting scholars from other countries. The group provides training, assistance, and support for research and high performance computing as well as engaging in funded research projects.
ISU Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility
BOREAS-Net connects the Iowa State University campus network to national and international research networks so Iowa State University researchers can collaborate with peers worldwide using high bandwidth applications.
Listing of upcoming events put on by the College of Veterinary Medicine
Listing of seminars and other events put on by Plant Pathology and Microbiology.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a variety of Colloquia of general interest and Seminars in Astronomy, Biological Systems, Condensed Matter, Nuclear and High Energy Physics. This page lists all events on a weekly basis.
Listing of upcoming seminars put on by the Nanovaccine Initiative at Iowa State University.
The Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics (IG) program sponsors a workshop series each fall of 3 to 4 invited outside speakers centered around a specific topic. The topic may either be on recent "hot" genetics research, topics that bring speakers that support present research at Iowa State or on areas of genetics that are not a research focus at Iowa State University. Having speakers present research on topics that are not focused on at Iowa State provides graduate students with greater breath of instruction and opportunity.
Listing of upcoming seminars put on by the Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology program.
A listing of events, including seminars, that are put on by the Department of Entomology
The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program have been proud to provide quality seminar programming to the University since 2002. This website shows a complete listing of past and future seminars.
The Computer Science colloquia is a forum for invited speakers, faculty, and graduate students to share research ideas. New colloquia announcements will be made here as well as on the CS events calendar.
A listing of seminars that the Department of Chemistry puts on.
Each academic year, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) presents the CBE Graduate Seminar Series. Chemical engineering experts from around the U.S. present a one-hour lecture that highlights a popular topic in chemical engineering research. CBE graduate students are required to attend with CH E 601 (Seminar) course credit; however, the lectures are open free to the public. Seminars are typically held 11 a.m. to noon on various Thursdays at 171 Durham Center. Refreshments are typically served 10:30-11 a.m. at 2061 Sweeney Hall.
A listing of seminars put on by the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology.
A calendar showing a listing of the Agronomy department's seminars.