Plant Sciences 2.0

By investing in plant sciences, we will equip researchers, students, entrepreneurs and the ag biotech industry to work together to feed the world’s population and strengthen our ecosystems.

The Issue

Humanity faces growing challenges related to food security, nutrition and the environment — each amplified by climate change.

The Innovation

Purdue will develop strategies to support economic and ecological sustainability — including tools to increase the nutritional value and resilience of plants faced with a changing environment.

The Investment

We will focus on digital forestry, phenotyping facilities and data scientists, as well as the Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability.

The Impact

Our world-changing research will benefit consumers, producers and industry as we form partnerships across the university and the ag bioscience industry.

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One gene closer to a sorghum Superman

Faster, stronger sorghum will feed millions in the face of climate change

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Explore Purdue’s Next Moves

Each of Purdue’s Next Moves is a natural evolution of the priorities we established for the university in 2013. With the progress we’ve made and the momentum we’ve built, they represent the next phase in this initiative.

Plant Sciences 2.0
National Security and Technology Initiative
Purdue Applied Research Institute
Transformative Education 2.0
Equity Task Force
Online Education 2.0