Welcome to the home of the International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI).  ICGI is now housed within the CottonGen database for easier management, integration and utility.


To increase knowledge of the structure and function of the cotton genome for the benefit of the global community.

To facilitate

  • Global communication, collaboration, and education
  • Knowledge and resource integration
  • Technology and resource development
  • Coordinated research planning

Constitution and by-laws

ICGI Officers (2013-2015)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall Tianzhen Zhang David Stelly
Bioinformatics Richard Percy Dorrie Main
Evolutionary & Comparative Genomics Robert Wright Andy Paterson
Functional Genomics Joshua Udall Daniel Peterson
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Todd Campbell Sukumar SahaXianlong Zhang
Structural Genomics Peng Chee David Fang

Executive Steering Committee

Name Role
Tianzhen Zhang Chairperson
David Stelly Co-Chairperson
Todd Campbell Member
Peng Chee Member
David Fang Member
Dorrie Main Member
Andy Paterson Member
Richard Percy Member
Daniel Peterson Member
Joshua Udall Member
Robert Wright Member
Sukumar Saha Member
Xianlong Zhang Member
Don Jones Chair of the Advisory Committee
Steve Hague Secretary/Treasurer
Jing Yu Website/Membership Coordinator


Evolutionary & Comparative Genomics

Functional Genomics

Germplasm & Genetic Stocks

Structural Genomics