science communication Tag

Meet Amelia Griffith

Amelia Griffith is the newest member of the MU Drought Team. She was brought on to  help advance prior research conducted by Dr. Robert Sharp’s lab focused on how the nodal roots in corn are able to waterproof themselves and keep growing, even under drought...

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Video: What is a flash drought?

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OslPnXUoAkM&feature=youtu.be[/embed] September and October bring chilly temperatures, changing leaves, and a happy fall harvest season -- if everything goes according to plan. This year, the southeastern United States is welcoming fall with scorching temperatures in the 90s and a widespread flash drought.  Unlike a traditional drought which...

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VIDEO: Harvest Season for the Roots in Drought Grant

https://youtu.be/Gi_msBaORoQ Like all good science, the Roots in Drought experiment needs to be replicable. This is the second harvest in this project, and Shannon King hopes to use the data collected to reaffirm the candidate selection from last year's harvest season.   Photo by Roman Synkevych on Unsplash...

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Cotton and Soybeans and Corn, Oh My! 

I never thought I’d be asked “So, what industry uses maple syrup?” but there I was, explaining the concept of starting your morning with some fresh pancakes with homemade maple syrup to a graduate student visiting from China. I think I can safely mark that...

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Tyler McCubbin

Tyler McCubbin Named ASPB Ambassador

Tyler McCubbin has been named an Ambassador for the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). The ASPB is the largest professional society for plant biologists. The Ambassador Program was developed to involve students, post-docs, and industry professionals in science communication, as well as provide networking opportunities...

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Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2Wlzu5PdAE&feature=youtu.be[/embed] On April 22, 2019, Dr. Trupti Joshi’s lab hosted the Bioinformatics Big Data Workshop in Cornell Hall at the University of Missouri. Although most of the 38 individuals attended in person, accommodations were made for those who were off-site with an online interactive video link....

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Harvest Round Two

Debunking the Myths About GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a promising new method of increasing agricultural output, yet they are incredibly misunderstood. There is misinformation spread about GMOs designed to create fear and outrage about your food. Here, we debunk some of the myths associated with GMOs. What is...

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