The Kerfeld lab announces two new methods for manipulating bacterial factories for biotech aims: one is to screen and extract the factories, the other is to predictably insert custom enzymes in them.
Scientists have created a new tracking method for plant lipids. The approach could fill our knowledge gaps of lipid movement and help us improve yields in crops targeted for biofuels.
The award is for advances students with a distinguished record of accomplishment and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance and tuition waver for one year.
While cholera rages across many regions of the world, a team of microbiologists and plant scientists from the Benning lab has pinpointed a genetic weakness in the pandemic’s armor, which could lead to future treatments.
Alexander, who works in the GLBRC Cell Wall Analysis Facility, won the coveted "Gutter Ball Champion" title.
The two proteins, called VAP, indicate where endocytosis, a form of transport in which a living cell imports molecules, should occur.
The National Academy of Sciences, established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, recognizes achievement in science by election to membership.
The NPR1 gene keeps the unfolded protein response, a plant fail-safe for stressful times, in check.
Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser, both graduate students, were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming science conferences.
The award will provide up to $300,000 over three years to support the post-doc's research on marine cyanobacterial photoprotection.
Understanding how the plant cell's food processors are built might help us breed better plants and even benefit human medicine.
The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.
The fellowship is the oldest of its kind in the nation. Aiko will benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and opportunities for career development.
How plants harvest their own chloroplasts - photosynthesis machines that make their food - to help defend against outside threats.
Yang Yang, a former post-doc in the lab of Christoph Benning, has started a science editor position at the Wiley Beijing office. Wiley is a global company that specializes in academic publishing.
The two scientists were recognized by the MSU Innovation Center for their work on a gene switch that allows plants to accumulate seed oil.
Nick Fekaris and Tomomi Takeuchi, from the Benning lab, have won for presenting their research at the 2018 Annual Meeting - Midwestern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists.