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| Brian Mattmiller

MADISON — A national research initiative announced today will place the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography — technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale.

| Jill Sakai
Keegstra Fellow Kyle Kinney is working with Jason Peters and Tim Donohue to develop genetic and synthetic biology tools for several bioenergy-relevant bacteria.
| Mark Griffin

The goal of replacing petroleum-based chemicals and fuels with plant-based products hinges on using as much of the plant matter as possible to keep costs and waste to a minimum.

| Jason Daley

On July 5, 2020, Karen and William Monfre Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Jennifer Reed passed away at age 41 after a protracted struggle with cancer. Reed’s passing is a tragic loss for the university and devastating for the colleagues, students, friends and family members who loved and respected her.

| Jill Sakai
As the Keegstra Bioenergy Research Fellow exploring the sorghum microbiome, Marco Mechan-Llontop is working with Ashley Shade at Michigan State University and John Mullet at Texas A&M.
| Jill Sakai

New research from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center shows that a common component of plant cell walls may not be as essential for plant growth and development as previously thought. The findings suggest a new way to increase the content of desired sugars in crops engineered for producing biofuels.

| Jill Sakai
As the Keegstra Bioenergy Research Fellow exploring carbon flux in switchgrass, Mauricio Tejera is working with Berkley Walker and Lisa Tiemann at Michigan State University to investigate how carbon partitioning shifts within and among plant tissues, microbes, and the environment in response to abiotic stresses.
| KBS News

In June, the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station welcomed—from an appropriate distance!—a new researcher to our community.

| Mark E. Griffin

Fatty acids, the compounds that give a diet rich in leafy greens and fish its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, are now also heralded for their versatility as raw materials in bioenergy production.

| Staff

Congratulations to Alexandra Kravchenko, GLBRC researcher and professor of plant, soil, and microbial sciences at Michigan State University, who was awarded the 2020 Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award by the