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July 7, 2022

Researchers from the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) present ways that transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation can accelerate the understanding and production of crops in an article for the National Academy of Engineering.


In the piece “Digital Biology to Enable Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture,” CROPPS scientists emphasize the important role digital biology will play in creating a more resilient and sustainable agricultural future. The authors highlight the human dimensions of digital biology in crop-based agriculture, and that “the resulting technical innovations will have implications beyond plant science and agriculture, and the biological discoveries will have impacts on other branches of the life sciences.”


The article appeared in the summer 2022 publication of The Bridge from the National Academy of Engineering.


The Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) is an NSF Science and Technology Center partnership of Cornell University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Arizona, and Boyce Thompson Institute.

Matt Hayes
Author: Matt Hayes