Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, a research team led by Huck Institutes faculty scientist Donald Bryant has discovered.
Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers including Mark Mescher, Consuelo De Moraes, and Andrew Read, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool.
With support from a $5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, an international team led by Huck Institutes affiliate Jonathan Lynch will establish the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans.
The inaugural Lloyd Huck Fellows and the chairs of the Huck Institutes' Ecology, Molecular Medicine, Plant Biology, and Physiology graduate programs discuss the privilege and possibilities conferred by the Huck Fellowship.
The international conference, entitled "Cellulose synthesis, structure, matrix interactions and technology," will be held May 16-18, 2013, at University Park, and is being sponsored by the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation.
The United Nations estimates that one in every seven people around the world is hungry; fortunately, Jonathan Lynch and Kathleen Brown are getting to the root of this problem using Information Technology (IT).
The program is seeking exceptional graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for several $2,500/month National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Fellowships, beginning Aug. 1, 2013.
Peter Hudson, Scott Selleck, David Hughes, Melissa Rolls, Paula Droege, Tracy Langkilde, Phil Bevilacqua, Stephen Schaeffer, and Robert Paulson talk about research that's driving scientific discovery at Penn State.
Using genome sequencing programs and computer clusters at Penn State and abroad, Mark Guiltinan and colleagues have mapped the cacao genome and are working to breed better, more disease-resistant cacao plants.
Dr. Bevilacqua, a professor of chemistry at Penn State and co-director of the Huck Institutes' Center for RNA Molecular Biology, has been honored by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society with the 2012 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching.