Plant Science

Purdue Plant Science symposium focuses on food security

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University graduate students will discuss the ‘Future of Food Security’ at the third annual Purdue Graduate Student Plant Science Symposium Aug. 2. The event is part of the Plant Science Symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the agri…

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Purdue student team develops hydroseeding adhesive to win Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Friday, April 20th, 2018

A chat with farmers over a cup of coffee in a small Indiana town led to an invention that earned a team of four students first place in the 2018 Student Soybean Innovation Competition. Team SoyTack won $20,000 for its soy-based tackifier, a fast-curing, formaldehyde-free soil stabilizer. The Indiana Soybean Alliance has funded the competition since…

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Purdue Ag-celerator fund awards $100,000 to two plant sciences startups, announces next proposal submission dates

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue Ag-celerator, a plant sciences innovation fund, awarded a total of $100,000 in investments to Gen3Bio Inc., a Purdue-licensed software that produces biochemicals through algae extraction, and Progeny, a camera drone software designed to rapidly …

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Purdue Center for Plant Biology members receive seed grant funding for research

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 University News Story

Seven teams of Purdue Center for Plant Biology (PCPB) faculty will receive seed grant funding for various projects aimed at advancing basic plant biology.

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Yang named Purdue director of digital phenomics

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 University News Story

Yang Yang, a Dow AgroSciences research scientist specializing in plant sensing technology, has been named director of digital phenomics at Purdue University.

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Tuinstra named fellow of American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America

Monday, October 30th, 2017 University News Story

Mitch Tuinstra, scientific director of Purdue University’s Institute for Plant Sciences, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA).

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Center for Plant Biology Faculty Spotlight | Chris Oakley

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Chris Oakley joined the Purdue Center for Plant Biology (CPB) in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He is one of ten new faculty positions since 2015 in an effort to expand research and education in basic plant biology. Professor Oakley received his B.S. in Botany from the…

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Pollination: A classic tale of romance, love, and death

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Plants are more romantic than you may think. In fact, the story of pollination may as well have been written by Shakespeare himself. Pollination, an important step in seed plant reproduction, parallels the story of Romeo and Juliet. Specifically, the process of pollen tube reception is much like the classic tale of romance, love, and…

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Purdue plant science student sees new career opportunities after Roadtrip Nation experience

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

As Shannon Newerth reached the top of an Australian mountain, the first rays of sunlight hit the mainland, and an email from Roadtrip Nation hit her inbox. The dense clouds began to break as she discovered that she was selected for a two-week road trip across the state of Indiana as part of a public…

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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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