During the period from 2002-2013, six mutually beneficial bilateral cooperative projects of our Center were funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Texas A&M University Systems (TAMUS), with support from the U.S. Department of State. These USDA-ARS/TAMUS programs were the most successful of all U.S. Government supported programs in Uzbekistan because their activities were based on globally-important and mutually beneficial research interests such as cotton research. These successful collaborations evidenced by the training of 10 young Uzbek scientists in TAMU/USDA laboratories; genetic mapping, cloning and characterization of novel agronomically important cotton genes; exchange of large number of cotton germplasm accessions including unique cotton cytogenetic stocks and chromosome substitution lines developed by TAMUS/USDA; and an internationally recognized collaboration in cotton genomics research, resulting in more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters in international peer-reviewed and local journals; presentations of 16 invited talks/seminars in international conferences/seminar series, 7 patents related to cotton biotechnology including a joint Uzbekistan/USDA/TAMU patent application [Uzbekistan (IAP 20120069) and USA (USPTO:13/445696), and internationally (PCT/US13/27801]; over 100 international and local conference abstracts; and the coordination of two joint US-Uzbekistan technical workshops on genomics that has contributed to the establishment of a modern research laboratory that is unique to Central Asia. Partner organizations are listed below:
Uzbek Research Institute of Selection and Seed cotton Kashkadarya Research Institute crops.
National University of Uzbekistan, the National Agrarian University, Academic Lyceum Sampo, Department of Biotechnology Institute of Chemical Technology, and other academic and educational institutions.