Genetic Testing Super Workshop

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Genetic Seed Testing Super Workshop

Seed Science, 2115 Osborn Drive, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
March 7-10, 2022.

Sponsored by the SCST Genetic Technology Committee

The Society of Commercial Seed Technologists Genetic Testing Super Workshop is held every other year and is the equivalent of five individual workshops in one week. The workshop is targeted towards those preparing to take the Genetic Technologist exams (RGT, CGT), individuals looking for a refresher course, and those beginning in this field. Workshops include lecture, hands-on activities, and materials to take home. Time will also be spent discussing preparing for the exams, genetic testing issues, new technology, training resources, and sources of information for testing products.

General Topics:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Herbicide Bioassay
  • Immunoassay (ELISA, Lateral Flow Strips)
  • Electrophoresis
  • PCR

Exam Categories:

  • Genetic Purity
  • Adventitious Presence
  • Trait Confirmation (Biotech Trait Purity)
  • Molecular Biology

Iowa State University is located in Ames. Ames is at the junction of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 30. Best Western is located just south of Highway 30 on University Blvd. The Seed Science Center is easily reached by driving north on University Blvd. See Maps, Directions, and Parking. Lunch and break food are provided.

Please contact Mike Stahr (, 515-294-0117) with any questions or comments. The best way to reach Mike is by e-mail.


Travel Information:

Participants are encouraged to stay at the Best Western University Park Inn and Suites. A special guest room rate is available.

Please use the online booking link to reserve your room, or call (515) 296-2500 and mention Seed Lab Super Workshop when making your reservation.

The Seed Lab provides a shuttle from Best Western Plus University Park Inn and Suites to the workshop.

Parking is available within walking distance of the Seed Science Center on the Iowa State University campus. Please visit the Iowa State University Parking website for a parking permit.