The ROGUE project is led by the University of Illinois at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Illinois was founded in 1868 with a focus on research and teaching in agriculture. Since then, the university has continued to be a pioneer in agricultural research, holding the second oldest-running corn experiment in the world. Established in 2007, the IGB is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in the life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges—including feeding a growing global population.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located in New York, Brookhaven Lab brings expertise and equipment together to answer questions about science. Brookhaven scientists are working to increase the production of sustainable fuels through plant science. The Brookhaven team will also be evaluating the success of various oil-enhancing strategies by determining the oil content from experimental materials.
Mississippi State University researches issues important to the agricultural industry where its discoveries can help improve plant and food production systems to optimize yield and energy efficiency and conserve the environment. Mississippi’s primary goal at the Sustainable Energy Research Center is to develop agronomically, economically, and environmentally sustainable bioenergy crops.
The University of Florida is discovering new scientific knowledge by encouraging innovative studies to address challenges in agriculture. The campus has cutting-edge facilities where tissue culture and transformation, sample preparation, molecular analysis and radioisotope work is done. Florida also conducts research at an 11,000-acre research farm.