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 (2019-2021)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall Tianzhen Zhang Todd Campbell
Breeding and Applied Genomics Shuijin Zhu Wuwei Ye
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics Joshua Udall Amanda Hulse-Kemp
Functional Genomics Shuangxia Jin Xueying Guan
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Muhammad Tehseen Azhar Lori Hinze
Structural Genomics Peng Chee Youlu Yuan

Executive Steering Committee


Name Role
Tianzhen Zhang Chairperson
Todd Campbell Co-Chairperson
Muhammad Tehseen Azhar Member
Peng Chee Member
Xueying Guan Member
Lori Hinze Member
Amanda Hulse-Kemp Member
Shuangxia Jin Member
Joshua Udall Member
Wuwei Ye Member
Youlu Yuan Member
Shuijin Zhu Member
Don Jones Chair of the Advisory Committee
Steve Hague Secretary/Treasurer
Jing Yu Website/Membership Coordinator

Breeding & Applied Genomics

Comparative Genomics & Bioinformatics

Functional Genomics

Germplasm & Genetic Stocks

Structural Genomics