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Bringing genomics into the fold--the protein fold [LINK]

Every fungus, plant and animal on earth is dependent on their cells’ endoplasmic reticulum—a three-dimensional organelle of protein producing and folding tubules—to grow and survive. Federica Brandizzi, MSU Foundation Professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, is using powerful genomics tools and a $1.95 million NIH grant to understand how it works with the aim of treating diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer more effectively.

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Learning what it takes to grow a space garden

With the support of NASA, the lab of Federica Brandizzi has been studying how plants survive in space conditions. A new study starts revealing how a plant system – which helps plants manage various types of Earthly stresses, such as extreme heat – might function in space.

Tags: Brandizzi lab By By Igor Houwat, Evan Angelos; Banner image by NASA, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24662369@N07/7309213060
Dae Kwan Ko named 2020 MSU Cloud Computing Fellow [LINK]

The goal of this year’s fellowship is to provide fellows with real world experience in cloud computing and a good understanding of its capabilities and limitations. 

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Identifying transcription factor networks that protect maize when its main cellular biofactory is under stress

Scientists have identified new transcription factor networks and their dynamic activities that protect the endoplasmic reticulum in situations requiring the production of large quantities of proteins.

Tags: Brandizzi lab By By Igor Houwat, Dae Kwan Ko, Federica Brandizzi
MSU doctoral student Ethan Thibault awarded prestigious NSF fellowship [LINK]

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards for graduate students. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission.

Tags: awards, Brandizzi lab By By Igor Houwat
Investigation of a protein family that generates plant cell walls

A new study increases our understanding of the biosynthesis of xyloglucan, one of the most common polysaccharides in plant primary cell walls.

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Federica Brandizzi named 2020 MSU Innovator of the Year

Federica Brandizzi, MSU Foundation Professor of plant biology, is the recipient of the MSU Innovation Center’s 2020 Innovator of the Year Award in recognition of her research on increasing plant size to maximize the space needed for more crops.

Tags: awards, Brandizzi lab By By Val Osowski, College of Natural Sciences
Identifying a plant cell barrier to breeding more nutritious crops

For decades, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to dial up amino acid production in crops. One roadblock might be the target of rapamycin (TOR) protein, which detects nutrient availability in plant cells in order to control cell growth and metabolism.

Tags: fundamental research, Brandizzi lab By By Igor Houwat, Pengfei Cao; Banner by Maros Misove, Unsplash License
A new protein variant that controls reproduction and growth in plants

The protein IRE1C, a variant of the conserved IRE1 family, has been newly identified. It is indispensable for producing plant reproductive cells when another variant, IRE1B, is depleted.

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Ya-Shiuan Lai wins 2019 Kende Award

The award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the plant sciences at Michigan State University over the last two years.

Tags: Brandizzi lab, awards By By Igor Houwat

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Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch? Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch?

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from improved agricultural productivity to predicting the effects of climate change.

Josh Vermaas starts faculty position at PRL Josh Vermaas starts faculty position at PRL

Josh Vermaas, the newest addition to the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory faculty body, has begun his assistant professorship this month. Josh is a computational biophysicist whose research interests include developing computational models to better understand membrane processes and plant materials.

Learning what it takes to grow a space garden Learning what it takes to grow a space garden

With the support of NASA, the lab of Federica Brandizzi has been studying how plants survive in space conditions. A new study starts revealing how a plant system – which helps plants manage various types of Earthly stresses, such as extreme heat – might function in space.