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 (2021-2023)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall Todd Campbell Xianlong Zhang
Breeding and Applied Genomics Wuwei Ye Warwick Stiller
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics Amanda Hulse-Kemp Lei Fang
Functional Genomics Xueying Guan Qian-Hao Zhu
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Lori Hinze Xiongming Du
Structural Genomics Youlu Yuan Peng Chee

Executive Steering Committee


Name Country Role
Todd Campbell United States Chairperson
Xianlong Zhang China Co-Chairperson
Peng Chee United States Member
Xiongming Du China Member
Lei Fang China Member
Xueying Guan China Member
Lori Hinze United States Member
Amanda Hulse-Kemp United States Member
Warwick Stiller Australia Member
Wuwei Ye China Member
Youlu Yuan China Member
Qian-Hao Zhu Australia Member
Don Jones United States Chair of the Advisory Committee
Steve Hague United States Secretary/Treasurer
Jing Yu United States Website/Membership Coordinator

Breeding & Applied Genomics

Comparative Genomics & Bioinformatics

Functional Genomics

Germplasm & Genetic Stocks

Structural Genomics