Recent News

April 7, 2016

Theme: Current Topics in Plant Biology

Time: Monday April 25, 10:30 - 4:30 (View full schedule )

Location: Durham Great Hall, Memorial Union, Iowa State University

Organized by: Interdepartmental Plant Biology Major (IPB) Graduate Program

To register for this free symposium click here.

February 10, 2016

A recent paper published in PNAS by Ling Li and Eve Wurtele, in collaboration with Paul Scott, and Yanhai Yin research groups, is now Paper of the Month highlighted by TAIR.This paper presents our first understanding of the mechanism of action of QQS, an "orphan gene" unique to Arabidopsis, and demonstrates the functionality of QQS across species. In Arabidopsis, QQS has been shown to regulate carbon and nitrogen allocation between proteins and carbohydrates in the leaves and seeds.

September 1, 2015

In September, 2015, IPB will host three career development workshops targeted for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Led by invited guest speakers, our workshops offer great opportunities to learn about curriculum vitae preparation, professional speaking and networking techniques.

For the schedule of events, please view the flyer below.

April 6, 2015

IPB faculty Dr. Jianming Yu and Dr. Xianran Li have uncovered keys insights into the nature of the genome. By analyzing existing genome content, the pair have discovered differences in nucleotide content and trends among these characteristics. Read the original paper here, and a news summary here.

April 6, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Eve Wurtele and Dr. Ling Li!

Their recent publication "Coming of age: orphan genes in plants" was designated as a Top 10 publication from 2014 by the Cell Editorial Board.  Check out more from Cell here, and read the full paper here.