SCST Super Workshop

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

Seed Science, 2115 Osborn Drive, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Workshop: February 3-6, 2020.  CGT/RGT Exam: February 7

Organized 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. 

Testing 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


  • Participants are encouraged to stay at the Best Western University Park Inn and Suites (877-229-6668 or 515-296-2500). This will facilitate shuttling to and from campus (free shuttle). A block of rooms and a special rate is available.
  • 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 is provided.
  • Please contact Mike Stahr (, 515-294-0117) with any questions or comments. The best way to reach Mike is by e-mail.

For more information, visit the Super Workshop webpage at

Hotel Special Rates for Workshop: Best Western