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Heterologous bioproduction pathways enhance cyanobacterial photosynthesis and photoprotection

Two metabolic pathways introduced into cyanobacteria increase its photosynthesis performance and provide partial protection from negative effects of excess light absorption.

Tags: Ducat lab By By Igor Houwat
Harnessing the power of biology: Scientists 'go the distance' in electron transfer study

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.

Tags: fundamental research, Kramer lab, Ducat lab By By Igor Houwat, Jingcheng Huang, David Kramer, Danny Ducat
Taming electrons with bacteria parts and a little 'blood' - a new synthetic biology system [VIDEO]

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.

Tags: green solutions, Ducat lab By By Igor Houwat, Jingcheng Huang
Chasing order beyond the realm of the visible: a new tool tidies up molecules at the nano level [VIDEO]

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.

Tags: Ducat lab, fundamental research By By Igor Houwat, Eric Young
[LINK] Ducat receives prestigious NSF Early CAREER Award

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.

Tags: awards, Ducat lab By By Val Osowski
Two PRL students win first prize at UURAF 2019

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.

Tags: future scientists, awards, Sharkey lab, Ducat lab By By Igor Houwat; Banner image of UURAF 2019 by Trumpie Photography
[LINK] Ducat featured as essential reading for stemming the tide of trash

The Ducat lab's research on bioplastics is featured in a recent article in the online publication, The Conversation.

Tags: outreach, Ducat lab By By The Conversation
[VIDEO] How bacteria organize their factories, and what it means for a bioeconomy

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.

Tags: Ducat lab, fundamental research By By Igor Houwat, Danny Ducat
MSU 2017 team wins silver medal at synthetic biology competition

MSU’s second-ever iGEM team earned a Silver Medal for a new technology that can detect dangerous contaminants in the environment.

Tags: Ducat lab, outreach, future scientists By By Bjoern Hamberger, Igor Houwat
Better together: a bacteria community creates biodegradable plastic with sunlight

The cooperative works like an assembly line and is relatively cheap to run. Future products could include medicine, even food for Martian outposts.

Tags: Ducat lab, green solutions By Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss; Banner image by NASA/Public Domain

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Thomas Sharkey receives NSF grant to study isoprene emission from plants Thomas Sharkey receives NSF grant to study isoprene emission from plants

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.

Improving Photosynthesis: The Final Frontier? [LINK] Improving Photosynthesis: The Final Frontier? [LINK]

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.

NSF-funded project explores plant metabolism links to climate change, human nutrition NSF-funded project explores plant metabolism links to climate change, human nutrition

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.