The Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute is housed in the Cargill Building on the University's Saint Paul campus. Scientists have access to advanced technology and resources in the building and conduct research that could lead to disease-and drought resistant crops, create new ways to treat and prevent human and animal health problems, and develop methods to improve the environment.
The facilities at Cargill accommodate research by visiting faculty and researchers to foster national and international collaboration.
Also housed in Cargill:
The Computational Genetics Laboratory (CGL) is designed to meet the emerging computational needs of the computational biology community, especially in the areas of genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, and system biology. It provides Institute researchers with access to hardware, software, and technical support related to computational biology.
The sculpture, Singularis, located just outside the main entrance of Cargill was completed and installed by Eduardo Kac in 2008. The piece is made from steel and fiberglass, and measures 14'4" (height) x 20'4" (length) x 8' 5" (width.) For more information on Singularis and the other pieces in The Natural History of the Enigma made in collaboration with Neil Olszewski, please visit Eduardo Kac's website.