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Iowa State University Announces New Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 1:36 PM by Iowa Corn

Earlier this week, Iowa State University announced an investment from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to establish an endowed faculty position in genetics in ISU’s Department of Agronomy.

The inaugural Iowa Corn Promotion Board Endowed Chair in Genetics will be held by Patrick Schnable, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, a professor of agronomy and director of ISU’s Center for Plant Genomics.


“Big picture, Iowa Corn is launching an industry-wide initiative to develop functional genomic information,” said Bob Bowman, a farmer from DeWitt and president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “We are investing additional funds with Dr. Schnable and researchers at other universities to develop a new public-private collaboration to accomplish this goal. This $2 million investment in both the endowment and functional genomics demonstrates our commitment to this important area of research for Iowa farmers.”

See this video for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ2Qn86YBQI

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