CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops
Scientists at UC Davis and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. The technique they used provides a promising strategy for genetically improving rice and other crops.
Pam Ronald Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Ronald was elected in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Sloan Fellowship Will Help Patrick Shih Investigate Ancient Origins of Photosynthesis
Shih is JBEI's Director of Plant Biosystems Design.
Mortimer Participates at AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy
The scientist spoke about the World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists Code of Ethics.
Plants Really Do Feed Their Friends
JBEI researchers contributed to a study that found that plants craft their own root microbiome.
Study speeds transformation of biofuel waste into useful chemicals, Phys.org
JBEI's Feedstocks Division collaborated with Sandia National Laboratories in a study that looked into efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals.
Tags: Deconstruction, Feedstocks
Mortimer participates at WEF’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions
The scientist is part of World Economic Forum’s Young Scientists community
A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks
JBEI researchers create open-access web portal to accelerate functional genetic research in plants.
Tags: Feedstocks, Grass Genetics
JBEI’s Vy Ngo Awarded Grace Fimognari Memorial Prize
Ngo was a student assistant in JBEI Feedstocks Division.
Tags: Education, Feedstocks, Outreach
New Science Study Provides Further Insight Into Plant Cell Division
Study provides further insight into the actual mechanics of cell division in plants.