Mission and Vision


The Center for Industrial Biotechnology will provide a framework for convergent research and student training to translate recent advances in plant science, molecular biology and biological engineering into economically-viable products and processes for agriculture, healthcare, chemicals and energy production. 


The Vision of the Center for Industrial Biotechnology is to become a national leader in training students for careers in industrial biotechnology, with a focus on engineering and technologies required for developing sustainable processes for production of fuels and industrial chemicals and for applications of biotechnology to agriculture and healthcare.


Advance knowledge of fundamental scientific principles through collaboration 
Train the next generation of U.S. engineers and scientists 
Enhance diversity of the science and technology workforce