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 (2023-2025)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall Xianlong Zhang David Fang
Breeding and Applied Genomics Warwick Stiller Duke Pauli
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics Lei Fang Maojun Wang
Functional Genomics Qian-Hao Zhu Longfu Zhu
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Xiongming Du Warren Conaty
Structural Genomics Peng Chee Lori Hinze

Executive Steering Committee


Name Country Role
Xianlong Zhang China Chairperson
David Fang United States Co-Chairperson
Peng Chee United States Member
Warren Conaty Australia Member
Xiongming Du China Member
Lei Fang China Member
Lori Hinze United States Member
Duke Pauli United States Member
Warwick Stiller Australia Member
Maojun Wang China Member
Longfu Zhu China Member
Qian-Hao Zhu Australia Member
Don Jones United States Chair of the Advisory Committee
Christopher Saski United States Secretary/Treasurer
Jing Yu United States Website/Membership Coordinator

Breeding & Applied Genomics

Comparative Genomics & Bioinformatics

Functional Genomics

Germplasm & Genetic Stocks

Structural Genomics