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Promoting ag innovation: USDA Secretary Perdue visits MSU

Contact(s): Eileen Gianiodis , Penny Davis As the inaugural destination of his third “Back to Our Roots” tour around the country, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Michigan State University Tuesday, April 3. The road trip stops at two additional locations in Michigan before heading to Ohio and Kentucky later in the week. “One …

MSU Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

The 2018 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University’s campus. Advanced materials, internet of things and new therapies for fighting antibiotics-resistant bacteria and many more fascinating technologies are showcased, along with new startup companies. View a …

GreenLight Business Model Competition Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Contest

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Christoph Benning: Facilitating collaborations

Christoph Benning is an MSU Foundation Professor of plant biology and the director of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Coming from Germany as a graduate student in the 80s, I was attracted by MSU’s large number of well-renowned plant scientists. A prestigious German fellowship and contacts by my former adviser in Freiburg, Germany opened opportunities …

MSU professors elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Contact(s): Val Osowski George Garrity and Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University professors of the College of Natural Science, were elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, or AAM, for their excellence, originality and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Garrity, a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular …

How plants ‘muscle up’ against bacteria in the cold

Contact(s): Layne Cameron , Allyson Hamzey , Igor Houwat Michigan State University scientists have furthered our understanding on how a plant protein, called CAMTA, helps plants strengthen themselves as they anticipate long periods of cold, such as three to four months of winter in the American midwest or northern Europe. The long-term goal behind the …