Information about Genome Research in Panicum virgatum

Switchgrass Genomics

This website serves as a focal point for the switchgrass research community. With reinvigorated interest in the improvement of switchgrass. Here, researchers will find information about efforts of the community to organize, summaries of research being performed by individual scientists, statistics about available switchgrasss sequence resources and descriptions of available germplasm.

Election of the Switchgrass Executive Committee

The executive committe has been formed and is composed of the following scientists: Christian Tobias (USDA-ARS, Albany, CA), Katrien Devos (University of Georgia), Michael Udvardi (Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation), Michael Casler (USDA-ARS, Madison, WI), Robin Buell (Michigan State University), Thomas Juenger (University of Texas, Austin), Yanqi Wu (Oklahoma State University)

Switchgrass Email List Server

To facilitate the exchange of thoughts and ideas about the direction of switchgrass research, an email list server has been created. If you have a Google account, you may self-subscribe to the Switchgrass Genetics and Genomics Google Group. Otherwise, you may use our contact page to submit a request to be signed up to this email list.

Latest News

8 January 2013
New positions have been posted. Goto the Jobs page to read more about them.

26 November 2012
There will be a Switchgrass Workshop at the Plant & Animal Genome meeting in San Diego on Sunday, January 13th from 2-3:40pm in the Sheffield room. Please contact Robin Buell for more information (

4 October 2012
Mark your calendars for SWITCHGRASS II, scheduled to take place at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, September 10-12, 2013. Please head to the News page to read more.