The Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) project is a research project for sustainable increases in crop yield, led by Illinois researchers Steve Long and Don Ort. RIPE is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and the UK Government’s Department for International Development.
As part of this project, a new greenhouse was built at the Research Park. The greenhouse will be a modern plant phenotyping facility and joins a growing agtech cluster in the Research Park that includes major global seed companies, equipment manufacturers, retailers, and bioprocessing leaders. This facility is operated by the College of ACES in collaboration with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.
IGB RIPE Plant Transformation Facility at Research Park
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