Genomic Technologies Facility Plant Sciences Institute Iowa State University

Center for Plant Genomics

2025 Roy J. Carver Co-Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3650
Tel: (515) 294-7491 | Fax: (515) 294-5256 | Email:

Dr. Patrick S. Schnable
Directory, Center for Plant Genomics (CPG)

The Center for Plant Genomics (CPG) conducts research and provides graduate education at the frontiers of structural and functional genomics.

The objectives of this research center are to:

  • Promote research advancements and foster collaborations among its members.
  • Provide technical support for research projects that require high-throughput data collection and analysis.
  • Partner with engineers and physical scientists to develop, adapt, and evaluate novel technologies for genomics research through its Genomic Technologies Facility.

  • Collaborate with faculty to support hypothesis-driven research that would benefit from access to high-throughput resources and genomic data sets.

The CPG contributes to the training of graduate students and early-career scientists in an environment that emphasizes the use of high-throughput technologies to address significant biological questions.

Access to these and other technologies enables students to explore new ideas and think in new ways about what research can and should be performed.