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Latest News

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...

A group photo of 27 undergraduate interns outside of BTI, with trees in the background.

New Guide for Plant Scientists to Reenvision Outreach

Advances in plant science are becoming increasingly important to feed the world while minimizing harm to the environment, but there aren’t enough students interested in the field to keep up with the need. To combat this trend, a group of 30 scientists have...

30 people posing outside for a group photo. They are on a stone patio with trees behind them.

New Cyanobacteria Species Spotlights Early Life

Cyanobacteria are one of the unsung heroes of life on Earth. They first evolved to perform photosynthesis about 2.4 billion years ago, pumping tons of oxygen into the atmosphere – a period known as the Great Oxygenation Event – which enabled the evolution of...

A microscopic image of Anthocerotibacter panamensis. The rod-shaped cyanobacteria are colored green, pink and yellow against a black background.

Sarah Evanega Wins Borlaug CAST Communication Award

BTI adjunct faculty member Sarah Evanega has been awarded the coveted Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Evanega is the founding director of the Cornell Alliance for Science, a global communications effort that promotes evidence-informed decision-making across a...

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