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July 26, 2016
Innovative PRL research impresses at international workshop
Innovative PRL research impresses at international workshop

PRL won two prizes at the 12th Workshop on Cyanobacteria, geared towards students and post docs. We interviewed our winners to find out what got them in science, why the research is cool, and what advice they would give first-time conference presenters.

July 18, 2016
Acidification tells plants it's deadly freezing
Acidification tells plants it's deadly freezing

The warning causes plants to protect their energy factories from freezing temperatures. This discovery will help increase both the economic feasibility of renewable energies and plant yields.

July 14, 2016
Alumni spotlight: Jianping Yu behind a major innovation
Alumni spotlight: Jianping Yu behind a major innovation

Dr. Yu, an assistant professor from 2002-2005, is currently at the nation's only federal lab dedicated to renewable energy. His work is opening doors to algae creating a chemical, usually extracted from oil, that is found in many modern products.

July 11, 2016
PhotosynQ helping Malawian farmers increase yields
PhotosynQ helping Malawian farmers increase yields

A fascinating collaboration has developed between the Kramer lab and local partners to improve land management practices in one of the poorest nations on the planet. The group is using an innovative technology that collects plant data at low costs.

July 5, 2016
Federica Brandizzi: behind the scientist
Federica Brandizzi: behind the scientist

What makes Federica Brandizzi tick? What inspired her to study plants? Why did she leave Italy, breaking a family tradition of living in Rome for more generations than she can count? Find out in this bio of one of our biofuel scientists and MSU Foundation Professors.

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