P3 faculty affiliates Maria Salas Fernandez & Lie Tang collaborated with their teams at Iowa State University to create an automated system for phenotyping sorghum plants.
P3 faculty affiliate, Liang Dong, creating a Fitbit-like sensor for plants to help farmers use water more efficiently.
P3 faculty have been busy patenting their work and publishing their research findings. Much of this work is freely available through Open Access. Here’s a sample of their latest accomplishments:
P3 faculty and PI, Patrick Schnable, co-authored a paper which describes a gene in maize - called glossy6 - that is involved in depositing wax on the plant. This wax, in turn, helps protect the corn plant from drought by preventing water loss.
P3 affililate faculty, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, co-authored a paper in the journal Food and Energy Security with a small team that spans both Iowa State University and University of California-Davis.
P3 faculty are offering a number of courses this coming fall semester. Check them out below:
Samantha Snodgrass, P3 graduate student, is being awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from National Science Foundation (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP is awarded annually to recognize and support outstanding graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM-related disciplines.
Four P3 faculty affiliates - Matthew Hufford, Bill Beavis, Jianming Yu and Thomas Lübberstedt - recently collaborated on a review article in which they describe technological advances in maize breeding.
P3 faculty affiliate, Steven Cannon, co-authored a new study which describes the genome accession of a wild soybean, W05. The authors state that, "The wild soybean genome assembly has wide applications in comparative genomic and evolutionary studies, as well as in crop breeding and improvement programs."
At the Annual Corn Breeding Meeting P3 student, Cassie Winn, won the Larry Darrah Student Presentation Award for her work...congrats Cassie!
The Annual Corn Breeding Meeting was held in St. Louis, MO from March 13-14, 2019.
P3 faculty and students attended the 61st annual Maize Genetics Conference and associated pre-conference workshops.
Here is just a sample of what they presented (authors may not be in correct order, P3 affiliates bolded):
The annual Corn Breeding Research meeting was held March 13-14, 2019 in St. Louis' Union Station Hotel.
P3 faculty and students presented their research before heading over to the Maize Genetics Conference (P3 affiliates are bolded):
The annual R.F Baker Plant Breeding Symposium 2019 - “Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue: Breeding for Specialty Crops and Traits" - was held March 1, 2019 at the ISU Alumni Center.
The 3rd annual Phenome 2019 was held February 6-9, 2019 in Tuscon, AZ
Ashley Paulsen, a P3 fellow and graduate student in Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics, has been awarded a fellowship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.
P3 Co-PI Patrick Schnable published a new report in Nature Communications which describes how researching the genome of broomcorn millet may aid in understanding stress tolerance in plants.
The Plant and Animal Genome XXVII Conference (PAG) was held from January 12-16 2019 in San Diego, CA.
Collaborative research among P3 faculty and outside researchers is counted as one of the top stories from ISU in 2018.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring an Iowa State researcher who studies genomic selection in plant crops.
Liang Dong, P3 faculty affiliation and professor of electrical and computer engineering appeared on the cover of the the October 2018 edition of CSA News from the Crop Science Society of America.
Yanhai Yin, P3 faculty, professor and chair of genetics, development and cell biology, published new research in the journal Current Biology that details how the protein Feronia works in the model plant Arabidopsis to promote growth and to confer disease resistance in the presence of bacterial pathogens.
Ashley Paulsen, a second year P3 student, is attending EPSCOR (Nebraska's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). This year's theme for the conference is "Microbiomes From Different Habitats: Soil, Water and Gut."
P3 students and faculty attended the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS) titled, "From plant, to data, to impact," in Adelaide, Australia.
Young is working alongside other researchers using a special chamber to grow plants on Earth that can mimic some of the conditions of space to test the possibilities for the future.