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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.By By Igor Houwat, Christoph Benning
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
'Hoarding' resources in the same location encourages more efficient chemical reactions. Someday, we could use this system to enhance the production of rubber, biofuels, and other commodities.By By Igor Houwat, Bryan Ferlez
The new synthetic biology tools allow to produce both terpenoids and oil, a biofuel resource, in plant leaves.By By Igor Houwat, Radin Sadre, Bjoern Hamberger; Banner image by Radin Sadre
The new methods let scientists assemble the factories on demand and insert custom molecules inside them for further processing. The aim is to eventually design sustainable medical, industrial, or energy applications.By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen, Jeff Plegaria, Bryan Ferlez; Banner image by Michigan State University Communications
The system lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted.By By Igor Houwat, Zhi-Yan (Rock Du)
The Kerfeld lab announces two new methods for manipulating bacterial factories for biotech aims: one is to screen and extract the factories, the other is to predictably insert custom enzymes in them.By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen; Banner of cyanobacteria by MSU CABS
The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.By By Igor Houwat, Eric Poliner
Atsuko Kanazawa reflects on collaborative projects in West Africa that contribute to local food security, like identifying drought-resistant beans or supporting women-run experimental farms.By By Atsuko Kanazawa, Igor Houwat, Cynthia Donovan; Banner Image by Atsuko Kanazawa
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
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As our planet’s climate continues to be unpredictable, understanding how plants respond to adverse environmental conditions becomes essential. Improving crop productivity will be vital to feed the nine billion people estimated to be alive in 2050.
Grad student Philip Engelgau and postdoc Peipei Wang have been awarded the 2022 Anton Lang Memorial Award at a ceremony which took place on Monday, April 25, 2022. This year’s lecture was given by Professor Emeritus Govindjee from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Spartan research in the lab of Cheryl Kerfeld could lead to efficient, low-cost chemical reactions for valuable products with help from teensy compartments made by bacteria.