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Explore the Science and Art of Plants at Third Annual Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU: Arts Go Green
April 9, 2019
Explore the Science and Art of Plants at Third Annual Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU: Arts Go Green

MSU hosts the third annual Fascination of Plants Day @ MSU. This year, plant sciences meet the arts in a collaboration between MSU plant scientists, the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and the East Lansing Art Festival.

MSU students win at 2019 ASPB Midwest Meeting
March 28, 2019
MSU students win at 2019 ASPB Midwest Meeting

The American Society of Plant Biologists meeting was a chance to practice presentation skills and meet plant biologists from across the Midwest.

Brandon Rohnke: Advocating for science
February 27, 2019
Brandon Rohnke: Advocating for science

Brandon Rohnke, a graduate student in the Montgomery lab, reflects on his recent trip to the U.S. Capitol to meet with the staff of seven legislators.

Harnessing synthetic biology to produce terpenoids, oil in plants
February 25, 2019
Harnessing synthetic biology to produce terpenoids, oil in plants

Michigan State University scientists have developed synthetic biology tools to co-produce high-value compounds in plants. The study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Berkley Walker: Beneath the ski mask
February 13, 2019
Berkley Walker: Beneath the ski mask

Recently an individual was recorded skiing across the MSU campus on the eve of a polar vortex. It was the MPS' own Berkley Walker.

MSU team wins bronze at 2018 synthetic biology competition
November 27, 2018
MSU team wins bronze at 2018 synthetic biology competition

The team, which included three MPS labs, participated at the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition, which brings together students from around the world to design synthetic biology solutions for some of humanity’s toughest problems.

Assembly of diverse BMC architectures
November 8, 2018
Assembly of diverse BMC architectures

The MSU lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has developed a new method to manipulate miniature factories found in bacteria that could someday lead to new medical, industrial or energy applications.

Jonathan Walton 1953-2018
October 24, 2018
Jonathan Walton 1953-2018

We are saddened that Jonathan Walton passed away on October 18, 2018 after a brief illness.

Scientists find new methods to control bacterial factories for biotech aims
October 23, 2018
Scientists find new methods to control bacterial factories for biotech aims

MSU scientists have announced a breakthrough in manipulating miniature factories, found in bacteria, that hold much promise in the biotech field.

Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy
October 22, 2018
Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy

MSU scientists may be close to finding out if plants can defend and grow at the same time. The research could help in understanding natural ecosystems or helping farmers increase yields without increasing dependence on chemicals to resist pests.