Power Plants: Kramer lab featured in MSU President's 2016 Report
The video features PhotosynQ, a sophisticated scientific platform that measures plant health and productivity parameters in real time and in dynamic environmental conditions, outside of the lab. The technology is easy to use and inexpensive, making it possible for researchers, farmers, and plant experts around the world to connect and maximize big data for big solutions.
You can access the rest of the MSU President's 2016 Report, which includes videos and 360-degree, interactive environments that provide a closer look at the work the selected participants - including Mona Hanna-Attisha and Tom Izzo - are doing.
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The four-year, $898,946 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Sharkey to continue his research on the evolutionary pattern of the appearance and loss of isoprene emission among various land plants and the impact of these emissions have on the atmosphere.
This long-from article details how our scientists are working to unlock the secrets of photosynthesis, an effort which might spur an agricultural revolution and lead to innovative energy and industrial technologies. The article appears in Futures, a magazine produced twice per year by Michigan State University AgBioResearch.
MSU plant biologist Berkley Walker is part of a team of scientists that is using a 3-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation Molecular and Cellular Biosciences award to explore the intersection between photorespiration and one-carbon metabolism, two plant biochemical processes that are critical to plant growth and human nutrition.