France Cordova is one of six university presidents who will take part in Tuesday's gathering to fill Vice President Joe Biden in on research that's being funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.
A team from IU's Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics is part of a consortium that has completed the genomic structure of the Forasteo cacao tree, which is used to produce 80 percent to 90 percent of the world's chocolate.
Indiana University had a license or two to print money from the commercialization of its technology over the last year—and did it ever. While Purdue University didn’t collect as much in royalties from commercialization, it pulled down record levels of research grants.
In the last 10 years, Indiana’s major research universities—Indiana and Purdue—have nearly doubled their
science-based research budgets, to a total of $895 million. Yet Indiana’s public universities still run in the middle
of the pack nationally.
Xylogenics claims its yeast strain, developed at the Indiana University School of Medicine, can increase yields and lower
costs of producing corn ethanol.
Indiana University leaders believe their researchers can spawn 100 new companies, pump $2.4 billion into the state's economy, help create 14,000 jobs, and generate a $2.25 return for every dollar spends if the General Assembly will invest in their bold life sciences strategy.