Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI) students in the lab.

Purdue summer institute provides students with hands-on research experience in plant sciences

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

For most students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and forget about the stress of school. But for 18 Indiana high schoolers and eight Purdue undergraduates, this summer meant science. ​Purdue’s Molecular Agriculture Summer Institutes (MASI) allow students to investigate plant and life sciences and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines by…

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Study tests the complexity of important plant hormones

Monday, August 7th, 2017 University News Story

A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.

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Biochemistry serves strong options for tennis player

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Mikaela Wieland Early every morning, before the sun ever comes up, Andjela Djokovic’s alarm clock blares. “How did that happen so fast?” she often wonders. “It seems like I just went to bed.” And while the senior biochemistry major from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, shakes off sleep, she knows that the long workout and even…

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Biochemistry major mixes science with outreach

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Mikaela Wieland Most days, Austin Dixon can be found in the dimly lit basement of the Biochemistry Building, surrounded by expensive, high-tech equipment studying proteins for his undergraduate research project. On other days, he can be found in a bright classroom, demonstrating how to make a rudimentary lava lamp out of Alka-Seltzer tablets to…

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Connecting Computers and Cancer

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

It takes a lot of hard work to become an expert in computer science. Becoming an authority in life science is also quite rigorous. Mastering both requires a special talent, which is why Majid Kazemian, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Computer Science, is such a unique member of the faculty at Purdue. Computer science was…

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