Wednesday, April 18, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2820 SW Campus Way

Take a tour of the Agricultural greenhouses where you'll learn about forest biotechnology. In the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory we use modern plant biotechnologies—both genomics and genetic engineering—to help create environmentally sustainable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit.

In addition, we use DNA methods for basic research to help understand the physiology and evolution of trees. We work in interdisciplinary teams to teach about biotechnology in relation to society, and to inform the development of regulations that nurture both innovation and the safe use of genetically engineered plants in forests and farms.

For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or

Dr. Steven H. Strauss is a Distinguished Professor of Forest Biotechnology in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University, and has a joint appointment in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. He is Director of the Tree Biosafety and Genomics Research Cooperative at OSU, a university-public agency-industry consortium formed in 1994. It conducts research on the biosafety and physiology of genetically engineered trees used in plantation forestry and horticulture.