This fundamental photosynthesis research focuses on one cyanobacteria species in changing light environments.June 7, 2016
The piece briefly explores the challenges behind scaling algae-based biofuels, as part of a recently started relationship between the Kramer Lab and ExxonMobil.June 2, 2016
The lab researches critical plant production machinery that extends towards applications in such production areas as food, clothes, and precursors for biofuels.May 31, 2016
The 3-year multi-institutional project will aim to study and improve how this important crop reacts to extreme environmental stressors such as heat, drought, or high salt content.May 23, 2016
The two-minute short is part of a series showcasing MSU's abilities in anticipating global challenges. Kerfeld's lab focuses on green energy sources and commodities through the bioengineering of microbes.May 17, 2016
PRL undergraduates had a strong presence at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum that took place at the MSU Union on Friday, April 8. Part 3 of the series profiles Michael Das.May 12, 2016
Kramer is the recipient of the prestigious American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award for his research into photosynthesis.May 10, 2016
PRL undergraduates had a strong presence at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum that took place at the MSU Union on Friday, April 8. Part 2 of the series introduces Donna Liebelt.May 6, 2016
The Kramer Lab hosted its first PhotosynQ workshop on April 22, 2016, attended by university members and private companies.May 4, 2016
PRL undergrads had a strong presence at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum that took place on Friday, April 8, even taking away a first prize for a poster presentation. We first profile Hope Hersh.April 27, 2016
Jin Chen will join the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Division of Biomedical Informatics as Associate Professor on July 1st, 2016.April 25, 2016
Greg Austic from the Kramer Lab gives a three-minute overview of the platform for one of its earliest supporters, MSU's own Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.April 20, 2016
Igor Houwat will keep the public updated on the latest happenings at the twelve resident labs.April 13, 2016
Ian Major, Ph.D., and Li Zhang have each received the Anton Lang Memorial Award for cross-disciplinary research on plant defense.April 11, 2016
David Kramer’s lab is reminiscent of a start-up business, a convergence of diverse minds and skills with the same end goal — to improve plant science.December 2, 2015
A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand fundmantal research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.November 11, 2015
Sheng-Yang He has been selected as part of the 2015 National Academy of Sciences class.April 30, 2015
Berkley Walker was part of a panel of experts discussing what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate.
Improving the photosynthetic power-plants in crops could mean using less fossil fuel derived energy supplements in crop cultivation and lead to a second Green Revolution, a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) from the Walker lab at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), finds.
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.