JBEI’s Henrik Scheller Awarded 2016 Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang Prize
The award acknowledges JBEI’s VP of Feedstocks for his achievements in enzyme identification and characterization involved in synthesis and modification of the plant cell wall.
JBEI’s Jenny Mortimer participates at annual meeting of the WEF’s New Champions
JBEI’s Director of Plant Systems Biology was one of 50 extraordinary scientists who was selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum’s Meeting of the New Champions.
Unlocking the Rice Immune System
Pam Ronald, Director of JBEI’s Grass Genetics program, led a study that identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight disease. In addition to being a staple food, rice is the model for grass-type biofuels.