Julie Dickerson, director of the NSF Research Traineeship for the Predictive Plant Phenomics Program, was the principal investigator and Gaurav Kandoi, a PhD BCB student in her lab, was co-principal investigator on a successful Broadening Participation Allocation that requested computing time and
Our NSF Predictive Plant Phenomics Program's research trainees met today to celebrate the end of the spring semester. Over lunch they each shared details about their research projects.
We welcome and encourage US citizens, permanent residents, and international students who are enrolled in one of our six participating ISU graduate degree programs to participate in the Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) Program.
Seven new PhD candidates joined the NSF Research Traineeship in Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) and received NRT Fellowships for their first year. These students have backgrounds in microbiology, biochemistry, crop science, plant breeding, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and computer science. The P3 Program now has 13 students, including six members from the inaugural cohort who started in fall 2016. The P3 Program is directed by Julie Dickerson, Northrop Grumman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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The Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Spoke and Iowa State's Plant Sciences Institute are launching a new research seminar series this summer, Plant Phenomics Phridays. In this series of weekly seminars that kicks off on June 9, challenges and opportunities in the plant sciences will be addressed using novel approaches from diverse disciplines. Speakers in this seminar series include statisticians, biologists, data scientists, and engineers.
A team of Iowa State researchers has been awarded funding to study the use of robotics in agriculture. The project is led by mechanical engineering assistant professor Sourabh Bhattacharya who said said the project aims to assist farmers by utilizing robotic components in the field.
For many farmers around the world, a bad harvest threatens the health of their families and communities. And the threat is growing as the world experiences unprecedented variation of weather patterns. Iowa State University scientists are working to enhance crop plants’ resiliency in changing environments and identifying potential breeding improvements using the power of data-driven science.
A recent issue of Stories, a publication by Iowa State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), focused on advances in high technology and innovations in agriculture. This issue highlighted the research of several P3 Program faculty.
The Confocal and Multiphoton Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility, and the Roy J. Carver Laboratory for Ultrahigh Resolution Biological Microscopy (part of the Institute for Combinatorial Discovery) are merging into a new Roy J. Carver High Resolution Microscopy Facility (HRMF). Margie Carter, Tracey Stewart, and Curtis Mosher will manage the HRMF, to be administered by the Office of Biotechnology. Existing services will continue without interruption.
AAAS honors six Iowa State researchers for distinguished work advancing science - two are P3 Program faculty affiliates
MaryAnn Moore recently joined the NRT Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) team as the program coordinator.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program, designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for graduate education in the fields of science, technology, engine