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A compter generated graphic showing 6 blue cylindars coming off of a lighter blue center. A red piece in the center is circled.
June 20, 2024
This analysis and review suggests that the different families of the OCP use similar structural determinants for non-photochemical quenching.
rendering of the protein shell of a synthetic compartment
December 15, 2022
With nearly $11M from DOE, MSU is leading a collaboration to usher the US into new frontiers of clean energy with inspiration from microbes.
A graphic of structures that work as antennae that cyanobacteria use in photosynthesis
August 31, 2022
New findings in microbes called cyanobacteria present new opportunities for plant science, bioengineering and environmental protection.
BMC-based architectures
August 9, 2022
The new field of phytonanotechnology, which involves the use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) to enhance/alter plant systems, promises to have an immense impact on critical global problems related to climate change and the scale of food production.
bacterial microcompartments
April 27, 2022
Spartan research in the lab of Cheryl Kerfeld could lead to efficient, low-cost chemical reactions for valuable products with help from teensy compartments made by bacteria.
Visible appearance of the canthaxanthin
October 2, 2020
The work is the first structural description of a carotenoid binding protein called C-terminal domain-like carotenoid protein.
Anton Lang
September 30, 2020
Kellie Walters and Bryan Ferlez were both recognized as scientists who exemplify the research excellence, ideas, dedication, and vision of former PRL director, Anton Lang.
Cheryl Kerfeld
September 3, 2020
Cheryl Kerfeld was recently interviewed by the journal BioTechniques. In the video, she discusses bacterial microcompartments and her work on the Proteo Cell Project, an effort to create the first cell without any lipids present.
A graphic showing redox activity in BMC proteins
January 28, 2020
The Kerfeld lab, in collaboration with the Naval Research Lab, has engineered a bacterial shell protein to incorporate copper for redox activity.