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Enabling groundbreaking research for increased sustainability, productivity and nutritional density

Agricultural Community

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Improve Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Agricultural Greater Good Initiative
Allen Van Deynze

UC Davis, African Orphan Crops Consortium

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Max Rothschild

Iowa State University, Global Food Security Consortium

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Tim Close

University of California at Riverside

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Appolinaire Djikeng

Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub)

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Rajeev Varshney

ICRISAT, India

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Illumina is dedicated to making tangible contributions to the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty. We are committed to enabling groundbreaking research that will result in increased sustainability, productivity and nutritional density of agricultural species. Nominees must be proficient in the use of ILMN technology and engaged in one or more projects aimed at breeding/identifying plants or animals.

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Developing More Nutritious Crops

Illumina sequencing accelerates gene function studies and plant breeding programs in Africa.

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New Cowpea Genotyping Array Available Worldwide
New Cowpea Genotyping Array Available Worldwide

International Cowpea Consortium and Illumina develop new SNP panel.

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