There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Ducat lab".
Displaying: 1 - 10 of 22
Two metabolic pathways introduced into cyanobacteria increase its photosynthesis performance and provide partial protection from negative effects of excess light absorption.By By Igor Houwat
The work explores how electrons can move across long distances within biomaterials, such as proteins. Understanding the factors that control electron transfer in a biological context is critical to advances in diverse fields, including bioenergy, biosynthesis and disease.By By Igor Houwat, Jingcheng Huang, David Kramer, Danny Ducat
When electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life. But they are hard to pin down. The newly engineered system could guide electron transfer over long distances, powering future applications in medicine or 'green' fuel production.By By Igor Houwat, Jingcheng Huang
A protein from cyanobacteria has been redesigned into a homing beacon to attract molecular payloads. The long-term goal: to organize resources inside living cells for medical or industrial applications.By By Igor Houwat, Eric Young
Ducat has received $1,033,970 to investigate the interactions that underpin resilient microbial partnerships and that may be key to solving some of the earth’s biggest resource challenges.By By Val Osowski
Madeline Bresson from the Sharkey lab and Jacob Wright from the Ducat lab have each won first prize at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Both were recognized for their poster presentations.By By Igor Houwat; Banner image of UURAF 2019 by Trumpie Photography
The Ducat lab's research on bioplastics is featured in a recent article in the online publication, The Conversation.By By The Conversation
MSU scientists report how cyanobacteria line up their CO2-fixing factories within them in a system that works like Velcro. The research is part of an effort to control and repurpose these factories to make products for human consumption.By By Igor Houwat, Danny Ducat
MSU’s second-ever iGEM team earned a Silver Medal for a new technology that can detect dangerous contaminants in the environment.By By Bjoern Hamberger, Igor Houwat
The cooperative works like an assembly line and is relatively cheap to run. Future products could include medicine, even food for Martian outposts.By Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss; Banner image by NASA/Public Domain
Displaying: 1 - 10 of 22
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists have published a new study that furthers our understanding of how plants make membranes in chloroplasts, the photosynthesis powerhouse
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.