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Iowa State University Announces Endowed Chair in Genetics

Posted September 18, 2013 in Web Exclusives

Press Luncheon Monday, September 23, 2013 11:30 A.M.

Iowa State University Scherman Building-Room 004

When work began to sequence the corn genome, no one knew how many genes were in a corn plant.  No one knew, at the time what the best method was to identify the genes in a corn plant. And, no one knew how much it would cost to sequence the corn genome.  Find out more about the long-term investment in plant genetics at Iowa State University from Iowa’s corn Farmers.


Bob Bowman, Farmer and Current President of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board

Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, ISU

Kendall Lamkey, Chair of the Department of Agronomy, ISU

WHAT:  Endowed Chair Announcement and Luncheon

WHEN:  Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:30 A.M.

WHERE:  Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Scherman Building, Room 004

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