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 (2015-2017)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall David Stelly John Yu
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics Dorrie Main Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov
Breeding and Applied Genomics Andrew Paterson Jodi Scheffler
Functional Genomics Daniel Peterson Guoli Song
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Sukumar SahaXianlong Zhang Xiongming Du
Structural Genomics David Fang Wangzhen Guo

Executive Steering Committee

Name Role
David Stelly Chairperson
John Yu Co-Chairperson
Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov Member
Xiongming Du Member
David Fang Member
Wangzhen Guo Member
Dorrie Main Member
Andrew Paterson Member
Daniel Peterson Member
Sukumar Saha Member
Jodi Scheffler Member
Guoli Song 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