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P3 Program Welcomes Second Cohort of NSF Trainees

September 29, 2017

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. Read more about P3 Program Welcomes Second Cohort of NSF Trainees

New summer research seminar series, Plant Phenomic Phridays, launches on June 9

June 9, 2017

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. Read more about New summer research seminar series, Plant Phenomic Phridays, launches on June 9

Plant-measuring robots march toward more resilient crops

January 23, 2017

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. Read more about Plant-measuring robots march toward more resilient crops

Four Microscropy Facilities Merged for Improved Service

January 13, 2017

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. Read more about Four Microscropy Facilities Merged for Improved Service

Howell and Whitham, P3 Program Faculty Affiliates, Named AAAS Fellows

November 29, 2016

AAAS honors six Iowa State researchers for distinguished work advancing science - two are P3 Program faculty affiliates

AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recognizing six Iowa State University researchers for their contributions to statistics, bioinformatics, plant biology, crop improvement, astrophysics and plant pathology. Read more about Howell and Whitham, P3 Program Faculty Affiliates, Named AAAS Fellows

P3 Program Hires Coordinator

February 15, 2016

MaryAnn Moore recently joined the NRT Predictive Plant Phenomics (P3) team as the program coordinator. In this role, she serves as the senior administrator and point of contact for the P3 Program and manages aspects such as recruitment support and seminar speaking scheduling (including the P3 Collaborative Seminar), and communication between core participants and existing ISU programs. She also coordinates the internships, entrepreneurial activities, as well as any learning community activities. Read more about P3 Program Hires Coordinator

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