There are 25 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Kramer Lab".
- 1. Stress tested: how algae change their internal solar panels to stay alive
The natural solar panels constantly grow and shrink in size to adjust to changes in their hosts' environments. Scientists want to tap into this energy source for biofuels and food purposes.
- By By Igor Houwat, Zhiyan (Rock) Du
- 2. Reflections from "Feed the Future" conference in Burkina Faso
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
- 3. Grad student Isaac Osei-Bonsu wins conference award
The Department of Plant Biology student won for his poster presentation on research to improve photosynthetic performance in heat-sensitive cowpea crops.
- By Igor Houwat
- 4. Taking the brakes off plant production: not so good after all
When engineers want to speed up a system, they look for the slowest steps and make them faster. In plants, this approach potentially does more harm than good, says the Kramer lab.
- By Igor Houwat, Atsuko Kanazawa, David Kramer
- 5. PhotosynQ education focus: Sonya Lawrence [LINK]
This post highlights how the Instructor in the Biological Sciences Program at MSU has been incorporating PhotosynQ into her courses since 2014.
- By Dan TerAvest
- 6. PhotosynQ at Feed the Future Conference in Burkina Faso [LINK]
“Feed the Future," funded by USAID, engages universities, institutions, and private organizations in the US, Africa, and Central/South America to improve legume management on local farms.
- 7. Introducing PhotosynQ to Scientists in West Africa [LINK]
A blog post by Dan TerAvest on a workshop with researchers from across West Africa in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with support from the McKnight Foundation.
- 8. Protecting plants from the power of sunlight
Plants, like us, don’t like too much sunlight. The Kramer lab has figured a way to better measure how plants respond to excessive exposure, and the information might help us create more resilient plants.
- By Igor Houwat, Steffie Tietz, David Kramer
- 9. From the lab to the world: solving big problems in agriculture and energy
Introducing MultispeQ, an affordable and sophisticated scientific instrument that measures plant health and photosynthetic parameters.
- 10. Power Plants: Kramer lab featured in MSU President's 2016 Report
The 90-second clip is part of a series showcasing MSU's abilities in anticipating global challenges. The Kramer lab focuses on understanding photosynthesis in real time and in dynamic environments.
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