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PLANTS AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS: WHAT'S MAKING PLANTS LOSE THEIR LUNCH? February 26, 2021 PLANTS AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS: WHAT'S MAKING PLANTS LOSE THEIR LUNCH?

A new study from the Walker lab, in collaboration with Thomas Sharkey, is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from improved agricultural productivity to predicting the effects of climate change. The study is published in the journal Plant Physiology.

The Spring 2021 PRI seminar series November 10, 2020 The Spring 2021 PRI seminar series

The Spring 2021 PRI seminar series speakers start on March 8, see the full schedule here. All talks will be on Monday at 1 PM.

New PRI Postdoctoral Fellowships November 10, 2020 New PRI Postdoctoral Fellowships

The PRI has two openings for postdoctoral fellows in plant resilience. Fellows will be expected to develop a cutting-edge research program in the area of plant resilience that bridges the interests of two or more PRI faculty members. See here for more details.

MSU and Rajarata University of Sri Lanka awarded Asian Development Bank grant November 10, 2020 MSU and Rajarata University of Sri Lanka awarded Asian Development Bank grant

A project led in part by Plant Resilience Institute members Brad Day and David Kramer have been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The grant award supports Asian and Pacific universities in their efforts to establish partnerships with renowned foreign universities. Scientists from MSU and Rajarata University will conduct joint activities in the area of smart agriculture, ranging from fundamental genomics and chemistry, to student training and curriculum-based activities.

Newly discovered sugar transporter might help beans tolerate hot temperatures August 31, 2020 Newly discovered sugar transporter might help beans tolerate hot temperatures

The lab of Thomas D. Sharkey have characterized a sucrose transporter protein found in common beans. The recently discovered protein, called PvSUT1.1, could help us understand how beans tolerate hot temperatures.

PRI Associate Director Thomas Sharkey receives NSF grant to study Isoprene emission from plants August 4, 2020 PRI Associate Director Thomas Sharkey receives NSF grant to study Isoprene emission from plants

Building on years of breakthrough research, Michigan State University biochemist and Associate Director of the Plant Resilience Institute Thomas Sharkey has received a four-year, $898,946 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue his research on isoprene emission from plants. The four-year grant will focus 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.