Oregon State University

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Greenhouse Tours

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Take a tour of the Agricultural greenhouses and the RIchardson lab, where you'll learn about forest biotechnology. In the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory we use modern plant biotechnologies—both genomics and genetic engineering—to help create environmentally sustainable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit.

In addition, we use DNA methods for basic research to help understand the physiology and evolution of trees. We work in interdisciplinary teams to teach about biotechnology in relation to society, and to inform the development of regulations that nurture both innovation and the safe use of genetically engineered plants in forests and farms.

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Sun Grant Festival running April 9 - 20. Discover Oregon State's research into alternative energy that can reduce dependence on fossil fuels while also energizing rural economies. Learn more at OSU150.org.

Forest Sciences Lab (campus map)
3200 SW Jefferson Way
Shelly Signs
shelly.signs at oregonstate.edu