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Growing, Together: MU researchers hope their model of cooperation can help feed the world

Operating on the principles of openness, communication and collaboration, the IPG has created a community of 57 researchers — including 19 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — across MU colleges, schools and departments. The IPG continues to transform campus culture, pulls in about $12 million in research funding a year and helps make Mizzou one of the 15 best plant and animal science institutions in the world, as ranked by Thomson Reuters.

Known for its work in plant genetics, plant hormone signaling, and insect and fungal resistance, the group is now bringing its cooperative model to bear on the vital issue of food security (consistent access to nutritious food) and joining as a lead partner in the International Food Security Alliance.

[Mizzou Mag]