Plant Genome Initiative at Rutgers (PGIR) is pioneering breakthroughs in sequencing sorghum, rice, and maize genomes. PGIR was originally established as a sequencing facility in order to participate in the consortium known as the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project. It is the only participant in the project that is financially supported solely by its own institution. Through the consortium, PGIR has collaborated with research groups from 10 countries including the Arizona Genomics Institute, the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, the Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences, and the Danforth Plant Science Center.
BIOSOLAR H2, a multi-institutional research center, focuses on the chemistry and biology of renewable energy production: