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 (2017-2019)

Workgroup Chair Co-Chair
ICGI Overall John Yu Tianzhen Zhang
Breeding & Applied Genomics Jodi Scheffler Shuijin Zhu
Comparative Genomics & Bioinformatics Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov Joshua Udall
Functional Genomics Guoli Song Shuangxia Jin
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks Xiongming Du Muhammad Tehseen Azhar
Structural Genomics Wangzhen Guo Peng Chee

Executive Steering Committee


Name Role
John Yu Chairperson
Tianzhen Zhang Co-Chairperson
Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov Member
Muhammad Tehseen Azhar Member
Peng Chee Member
Xiongming Du Member
Wangzhen Guo Member
Shuangxia Jin Member
Jodi Scheffler Member
Guoli Song Member
Joshua Udall 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