BTI Welcomes Summer Student Interns

BTI Welcomes Summer Student Interns

On May 31, Boyce Thompson Institute welcomed 41 of the country’s brightest undergraduate students from universities around the country to experience the life of a researcher for 10 weeks. Ten more research interns from local area high schools will join the Institute...
David Stern to Step Down as BTI President

David Stern to Step Down as BTI President

After leading the Boyce Thompson Institute for 17 years, David Stern has decided to step down as president. He will retain the role during the search for his successor, and plans to lead the Stern lab well into the future. A remarkable example of ascending through the...
BTI Welcomes Summer Student Interns

BTI Welcomes Summer Student Interns

On June 1, Boyce Thompson Institute welcomed 28 of the country’s brightest undergraduate students from universities around the country to experience the life of a researcher for 10 weeks. Seven more interns from local area high schools will join the Institute for six...
Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030

Plant Science Research Network Releases Decadal Vision 2020-2030

Plant science research has tremendous potential to address pressing global issues including climate change, food insecurity and sustainability. However, without sustained investment in plant science, the necessary research to generate innovative discoveries that solve...
BTI Awarded Numerous Grants

BTI Awarded Numerous Grants

While the past few months have disrupted all sense of normalcy, BTI researchers and staff have remained productive while working from home, or as parts of skeleton crews within the building. As the Institute uses a phased approach to slowly reopen our facilities, a...
Speedy Recovery: New Corn Performs Better in Cold

Speedy Recovery: New Corn Performs Better in Cold

Nearly everyone on Earth is familiar with corn. Literally. Around the world, each person eats an average of 70 pounds of the grain each year, with even more grown for animal feed and biofuel. And as the global population continues to boom, increasing the amount of...
Cluster Hire Yields Three New Faculty Members

Cluster Hire Yields Three New Faculty Members

Boyce Thompson Institute is pleased to announce the hiring of three faculty members as part of its new and innovative “cluster hire” approach. Out of 113 applicants, the three people who will join BTI over the next year are: Magdalena (Magda) Julkowska, a postdoctoral...
BTI’s Big Red Anniversary: 40 Years at Cornell

BTI’s Big Red Anniversary: 40 Years at Cornell

The Boyce Thompson Institute of Corvallis, Oregon? It almost happened. April 24 will mark the 40th anniversary of the dedication ceremony for BTI’s current facilities on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. The Institute’s researchers and staff will celebrate...
Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

This week, researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and Texas A&M University report in Plant Direct exciting new technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain: Algal droplet bioreactors on a chip.

Hartz Plans to Keep BTI and Ithaca Sustainable

Hartz Plans to Keep BTI and Ithaca Sustainable

Hartz serves on the BTI Board of Directors where he advises and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of BTI. He also acts informally as an Ithaca representative, maintaining the strong connection between BTI and the local community.

Plant Science Research Network Launches

Plant Science Research Network Launches

To promote innovative research and collaboration, the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and the American Society of Plant Biologists are pleased to announce the formation of the Plant Science Research Network.

The Perks of Being a Mentor

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?

BTI Hosts Flash Science! Speaking Competition

BTI Hosts Flash Science! Speaking Competition

BTI Professor Emeritus Robert Kohut initiates competition at BTI to give early-career scientists an opportunity to communicate with the general public and practice their “elevator speech.”

BTI Professors Present to Bill Gates

BTI Professors Present to Bill Gates

BTI professors David Stern, Zhangjun Fei, and Lukas Mueller were able to brief Bill Gates and his team on their Gates funded projects and issues of biotechnology and plant science while he was at Cornell on October 1, 2014.

BTI Postdocs Teach Bio 101 at BTI

BTI Postdocs Teach Bio 101 at BTI

BTI collaborates with Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) to host Biology 101. The relationship is symbiotic, and BTI postdocs gain valuable teaching experience.

Postgraduates Hosted Annual BTI Symposium, September 25, 2014

Postgraduates Hosted Annual BTI Symposium, September 25, 2014

Speakers will include Dr. Frank Schroeder, postdocs Daniela Floss and Patricia Manosalva, Dr. Robert Granados and Dr. Maureen Hanson (from Cornell), and discussion of postgraduate training and education with Dr. David Stern and Dr. Eric Richards.

Joshua Judkins, BTI and Beyond

Joshua Judkins, BTI and Beyond

Joshua Judkins arrived at BTI as an intern in 2008 and left as a PhD in 2014…for a post doc position with Pfizer in neuroscience.

Gene to Bean to Global Scene

Gene to Bean to Global Scene

BTI invited public to learn more about BTI’s role in recent sequencing of coffee genome, plus presentations by other Cornell researchers from diverse fields who study coffee.