Interdisciplinary consortium coordinating food and energy security research using the model system Brachypodium

Brachypodium distachyon (brachy) has emerged as a cornerstone for research pertaining to key energy and food crops as well as biomass processing. Work in these areas is a point of interest in no less than twelve labs at UMass Amherst. This ensemble of laboratories comprises our Brachy Consortium, where we collaborate to advance plant and microbial science.

We have several research themes and participating faculty to provide opportunities to conduct research using brachy as a model system.