Josh Coomey awarded a Chateaubriand Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin in Versailles, France. He will work with collaborators Richard Sibout and Grégory Mouille to charcaterize the regulation of plant cell wall growth.
Sam Hazen has been selected as a 2015 Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellow. The award will support sabbatical research in France on using phenomics as a teaching and research tool to understand how energy crops grow.
Scientific American article "How to manipulate plants to build a better biofuel" describes our recent paper in the journal Nature as does a New & Views article in the same issue.
Scott Lee receives a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award. Scott will conduct part of his Ph.D. research with Dr. John Vogel at the DOE-Joint Genome Institute.
Undergraduate researchers Chrismery Gonzalez and G Robert Mmari were awarded 3rd Best Poster at the GEM G.R.A.D. LAB Symposium in Boston.
Scott Lee has received the 2014-2015 Constantine J. Gilgut Fellowship.
Graduate student Josh Coomey will present the exciting development of a synthesized library of Brachypodium distachyon transcription factors at the DOE-JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment meeting in Walnut Creek California.
New special topic issue published in Frontiers in Plant Science on Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimising biomass quality and yield.