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.
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.
We are saddened that Jonathan Walton passed away on October 18, 2018 after a brief illness.
MSU scientists have announced a breakthrough in manipulating miniature factories, found in bacteria, that hold much promise in the biotech field.
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.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four MSU faculty members.
Current climate change models might be overestimating how much carbon dioxide plants can suck from the atmosphere.
MSU microbiologist Ashley Shade and plant biologist Sheng Yang He have been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundationto investigate how the microbiome interacts with, and may mediate, plant responses during environmental stress and how plants may recruit different—and potentially beneficial—root microbes during such periods.
MSU received a $13.6 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support its lab that leads nutrition, sustainability and economic opportunities for legume farmers, especially women and youth, across the globe.
Recent research from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory shows the connection between two plant defense systems and plant growth and photosynthesis, or how plants convert sunlight to energy.