The former Ducat lab's Research Tech will join a global leader in product and service solutions for labs and production industries.November 21, 2016
The Brandizzi lab have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells’ critical functions and growing better crops.November 17, 2016
The Ducat lab has coaxed a lab-grown cyanobacteria to efficiently make and export sugar, a technique which could someday lead to greater biofuel production at lower cost.November 10, 2016
Geoffry Davis presented his findings at the 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research, held in Maastricht, the Netherlands.November 7, 2016
The 2016 NIH award will provide up to $837,000 in funds towards researching how harmful bacteria infect plants.October 27, 2016
Our plant defense specialists made the Highly Cited Researchers 2016 list, which represents some of the world’s most influential scientific minds. Click for the full list.October 21, 2016
The students participated in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program, which is part of a national endeavor providing undergrads with participatory research experiences at over 100 universities.October 11, 2016
On August 31, 2016, the PRL lost a dear colleague and friend, when Kentaro Inoue was killed in a tragic accident as he rode his bicycle to work en route to the UC-Davis campus.October 6, 2016
Capturing light to produce energy is a dangerous business for plants. The Kramer lab has discovered one important reason why, in their search for ways to improve crop yields.October 4, 2016
In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest: lipids. Think biofuels, cancer research, or even producing fish oils in plants.September 28, 2016
The title is designated for individuals who combine externally recognized and exemplary scholarly accomplishment. Consideration is also given to teaching innovation and excellence. Congratulations, Mike!September 26, 2016
The technology is featured alongside various new tools that are transforming marine science, as researchers rush to understand how coral reefs are affected by overfishing, pollution, global warming and ocean acidification.September 22, 2016
The title is designated for individuals who combine externally recognized and exemplary scholarly accomplishment. Consideration is also given to teaching innovation and excellence. Congratulations, Beronda!September 19, 2016
Reading science news online gives us exciting insights about our lives and the universe. But the path to significant discoveries is a long one, as seen in the Benning lab's latest photosynthesis related study.September 14, 2016
Atsuko blogs on the debut of a PRL-built device that measures coral reef health. "If we continue the current practice of land-use, with no further pollution control, over-fishing & etc., coral reefs would disappear by 2070."September 12, 2016
Scientists have thought for a long time now that plants don’t do a good job growing and defending at the same time. The Howe lab has created a plant that does both.August 30, 2016
PRL undergraduate researchers shared the fruits of their research at this year’s Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE).August 29, 2016
These ancient proteins will both add to our knowledge of the evolution of photosynthesis and open exciting doors to applications in fields like medicine and biotechnology.August 24, 2016
The International Society of Photosynthesis Research award recognizes that insights from photosynthesis could contribute to fields ranging from solar energy to global climate change.August 19, 2016
The Kramer lab is using its homegrown tech, PhotosynQ, towards improving bean production in this African country, where 60 percent of the population lives in poverty and more than 350,000 people suffer from food insecurity.August 16, 2016
A new AI system, called DeepLearnMOR, can identify organelles and classify hundreds of microscopy images in a matter of seconds and with an accuracy rate of over 97%. The study illustrates the potential of AI to significantly increase the scope, speed, and accuracy of screening tools in plant biology.
The study reports that the activity levels of the carbon metabolism protein, G6PDH, are related to decreased production of pollen in bean flowers. As global temperatures rise, some bean crops, including Michigan-grown varieties, might be more sensitive to higher heat levels.
Evan Angelos and Hainan Zhao were recognized during a ceremony which took place online on Monday, April 19, 2021. The Anton Lang Memorial Fund was established in honor of the founding director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, who passed away in 1996.