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GOBII project kicks off with celebration of new space

BTI officially reveals the new GOBII project room, the future workspace for researchers from BTI, Cornell, USDA and crop breeding centers in India, Mexico and the Philippines. Read More

BTI welcomes new teaching lab coordinator

Becky Sims will coordinate the teacher training institutes, develop and ship plant science experiment kits to classrooms nationwide and provide support for the Tompkins Cortland Community College biology courses taught at BTI. Read More

Groundbreaking News: Former home of BTI to undergo renovation

Professor Emeritus Alan Renwick attended the groundbreaking ceremony and spoke with the developer about the original BTI building’s history in Yonkers. Read More

Plant experts discuss new seeds and old seed catalogs

Professor James Giovannoni, "There’s a great deal of diversity that’s still available from these varieties that potentially have a lot of useful traits, including tolerance to stresses and important fruit traits.” Read More

Scientists find new tool for pathogen to pillage plants

“The more we understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the infection process and in plant resistance, the more effective we’re going to be in breeding resistant crops,” said Professor Greg Martin. Read More

The perks of being a mentor

Summer internships at BTI let students try on the life of a scientist for a few months, while attending a variety of talks, trainings and social events. But what’s in it for the mentors, who painstakingly train them? Read More

Collaboration of citrus greening researchers begins 5-year plan to save citrus

A diverse group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry. Read More

Get to know the new members of BTI’s Board of Directors

BTI welcomed three new Board members in May 2015; John W. Townsend, Alan Collmer, and Susan Brown. Read More

Felix Fernandez-Penny stays true to his roots

Some interns, like Cornell University first-year student Felix Fernandez-Penny, enjoy their time at BTI so much that they keep showing up at the laboratory, long after the summer ends. Read More

BTI welcomes new crop of summer interns

BTI welcomes 20 college-level interns for 10 weeks of research in Plant Genome Research Program, the Bioinformatics Program or the Bioenergy Education Program. Read More

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