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Western Regional Research Center
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, California 94710

James N. Seiber
Center Director
(510) 559-5600


The Western Regional Research Center conducts mission-oriented research to achieve the following goals:

  • To enhance healthfulness of foods by creating crop plants and food products that promote health, and by developing systems and methods that ensure the safety of the food supply.

  • To develop new food and industrial products using biotechnology to develop improved, tailored agricultural crops and bioengineering to create new products from agricultural crops and processing coproducts.

  • To protect and enhance the quality of the environment by developing ecologically sound methods for pest control and environmentally sound systems for efficient food and industrial processes.

The results of these research efforts are implemented through the effective transfer of new and innovative technologies by integrating technology transfer into program and project design and developing partnerships with private and public sector clients.

Research Units at WRRC
Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering
Crop Improvement and Utilization
Exotic and Invasive Weeds
Foodborne Contaminants
Genomics and Gene Discovery
Plant Mycotoxin
Processed Foods
Produce Safety and Microbiology
WRRC research highlights
Director's Welcome
WRRC Brochure (4MB pdf)
Pilot Plant Brochure (2MB pdf)
Biofuels & Biobased Products
Agricultural Research Magazine articles: Oct 2008
Brochure: web view
Brochure: print
Last Modified: 10/09/2008
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