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The Cargill Building

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.

Cargill Building Room 229 Lactation Room

The Cargill Building has a Lactation room available for public use. This is a single user room with an indicator lock, a refrigerator, microwave, chair, table for pumping surface and storage cabinet with hand sanitizer and surface cleaning supplies. Use of this room is on a first-come-first-serve basis and is available during the buildings public hours from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Also housed in Cargill:

Computational Genetics Lab

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.

Realtime PCR 480 Machine Calendar

Realtime PCR 480 Reservation Form - for internal users only

Please contact other affected users if your usage will run over your reserved time.


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 .