Two researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute earned 1st place honors at the 2018 Northeast ASPB Section annual meeting. The meeting was hosted by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the theme was Translational Research for Improving Crop Productivity.
The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) will host an inaugural symposium for the Institute’s new Computational Biology Center (BCBC) on Tuesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) professor Jim Giovannoni has been appointed as the Director of the USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health (RHCAH), effective April 15, 2018.
For more than thirty years, April Burke has worked to ensure the science and not-for-profit sectors have a voice in our nation’s capital. BTI’s Keith Hannon sat down with April to hear about the current political climate and how research institutes like BTI stand to be impacted by changes in funding and potential legislation.
Paul Debbie, Director of Technology Transfer and Licensing at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), has been named BTI’s new Director of Research. Debbie officially began his position in January 2018.
New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by scientists at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
The new S. lycopersicoides genome sequence offers the opportunity for innovative breeding programs that may hold the ability to confer desirable traits to marketable tomato varieties.
Discoveries lead to new knowledge, which becomes part of our collective understanding of plants and other organisms. That foundational knowledge then forms the basis for fulfillment of the other component of BTI’s mission, which produces societal benefits in agriculture, environment and health.
Cornell University and BTI will expand international efforts to deliver improved varieties of cassava to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with $35 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid in the United Kingdom.
The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) is hiring for novel faculty team positions at the Assistant Professor level. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018. Please send any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 years ago, an HPV vaccine called Cervarix™ was released. The High-Five™ insect cell line, developed at BTI by Dr. Robert Granados, is now being used to produce it. Granados discusses the discovery in a recent edition of BTI’s Science Bomb podcast.
Schulze discusses his goal to bring his professional experience and family history to the BTI Board of Directors in the newest edition of BTI’s Science Bomb podcast.
Researchers at BTI, Cornell and USDA published a spatiotemporal map of gene expression across all tissues and developmental stages of the tomato fruit – the genetic information underlying how a fruit changes from inside to out as it ripens. Their data is available in the new Tomato Expression Atlas (TEA).
GOBii/EiB cross-project workshop showcases integrated breeding resources and tools to African partners
“By working together, we can have much greater impact and help train breeders in the latest and most efficient techniques,” according to Liz Jones, GOBII Director.
Bottle gourd genome provides insight on evolutionary history and genetic relationships of cucurbit crops
In their findings, researchers compared the sequenced bottle gourd genome to those of other cucurbit species, allowing them to reconstruct the ancient genomic history of the Cucurbitaceae family.
The BTI Alumni Recognition Program celebrates the success of outstanding BTI Alumni and recognizes the foundation that their BTI experiences provided.
For some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables in Beijing have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.
Edward “Ted” Buckley, a retired faculty member at the Boyce Thompson Institute, passed away October 21, 2017 at the age of 86.
Organized by BTI’s Postgraduate Society (PGS), BTI’s 2017 Symposium featured a jam-packed program with representation from more than 10 BTI research groups and affiliated projects.
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.
To recognize and thank postdoc researchers, BTI will join institutions around the globe in celebrating this year’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 18th – 22nd, 2017).
This month, the cover of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions features a publication by Simon Schwizer from the Martin Lab at BTI that furthers our understanding of how tomatoes are able to resist infection by Pseudomonas syringae, the causal agent of bacterial speck, a common disease in upstate NY.
With open-source software, GOBII plans to provide organizations in the developing world with the computational infrastructure needed for efficient breeding.
On September 19, 2017, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) will convene an in-person meeting using the scenarios as a tool to understand the challenges that plant science trainees face today. Apply by August 18 to join them!
New research out of Boyce Thompson Institute reveals surprising insights into the genetic exchange along the Silk Road that brought us the modern apple.
Natalie explains how having a mentor and interning at BTI has given her a new perspective on where to plant her professional roots.
The research project, titled Viruses and Insects as Plant Enhancement Resources (VIPER), is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Insect Allies program.
Klaus Apel, former professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute, passed away on June 30th at the age of 74.
After the Boyce Thompson Institute relocated to Ithaca, NY in 1978, its original building and grounds in Yonkers, NY laid vacant for more than 40 years. A remnant of its original purpose, the building was left devoid of its most basic vestige: life. That all changed on May 23rd, 2017, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of the new Boyce Thompson Center.
Cassava geneticist Ismail Yusuf Rabbi from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Nigeria visited BTI and Cornell University last week to discuss his ongoing collaboration with NextGen Cassava.
The offices of data scientists at BTI emptied out earlier this month as a contingent of researchers flew to San Diego for the 25th annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
Penelope Lindsay, a Cornell University graduate student in Plant Biology in the lab of BTI Professor Maria Harrison, has been awarded a 2-year fellowship from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
BTI board member and Director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Cornell University, Susan Brown, shares her wisdom on all things related to apples.
Science policy work is just one of the ways that Ph.D.s can use their training and passion for science to benefit the public.
Rooting powders, commonly used by growers and home gardeners, had their beginnings in the labs of BTI in the 1930s.
Insect damage triggers volatile compounds that attract caterpillar-killing wasps.
Researchers in the Martin lab develop a new technique to study the arms race between plants and the bacteria that infect them.
Drawing on her background in plant pathology and biotechnology, Heard advises agricultural startups, with the goal of launching companies that will bring new innovations to agriculture.
Many BTI researchers will present their latest research at the 13th annual SolGenomics Conference, Sept. 12-16 in Davis, California.
A longtime board member, Sheinerman has used her background in science and investment banking to help BTI evolve and grow.
It has been a busy summer. Read up on our latest news here.
Tune in to BTI’s David Stern on People Behind the Science: Growing Our Understanding of Photosynthesis to Improve Plant Metabolism
Summer interns complete their research experience by presenting talks and posters to the BTI community.
An international group of computer programmers gathered at BTI to create a single interface that will connect databases from breeding programs worldwide
The former President and CEO of the Boyce Thompson Institute and pioneer of nitrogen fixation research passed away August 2 at the age of 82.
BTI’s Curriculum Development Projects in Plant Biology summer institute exposes STEM educators to new research on agriculture, plant biotechnology and bioenergy.
Works by photographer Susan C. Larkin and poet Timothy Larkin, now on exhibit. Please join us on September 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm for an art and science program celebrating this exhibit.
Works by artist Christina Coleman, now on exhibit. Please join us on September 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm for an art and science program celebrating this exhibit.