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September 11, 2017
IPB graduate student Xinyu Fu was selected to participate in a program organized by ASPB, the ASPB Conviron Scholars program, which provides learning programs for career development and benefits associated with ASPB membership and meetings. Xinyu studies the dynamics of acetyl-CoA...
August 08, 2017
IPB Orientation Schedule 2017
March 13, 2017
Organized by: Interdepartmental Plant Biology Major (IPB) Graduate Program History: You can read a detailed history of the Loomis Symposium here and previous Loomis speakers here. Register for the symposium, lunch, and poster session here. Loomis Lecturer:  Dr. Sheng Yang...
April 07, 2016
Registration for this symposium is required. Please complete the Google Form. A full schedule of the symposium can be viewed here. Organized by: Interdepartmental Plant Biology Major (IPB) Graduate Program History: You can read a detailed history of the Loomis Symposium here and...
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...
September 01, 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....
April 06, 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 06, 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.  
February 22, 2015
Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Loomis Lecture and IPB Minisymposium. We hope to see you at the 2016 Loomis Symposium!     2015 Interdepartmental Plant Biology Symposium  Theme: “Plant Synthetic Biology" Click here for the flyer May 1,...
January 26, 2015
Congratulations to Gibum Yi, Anjanasree Neelakandan, Bryan Gontarek, Erik Vollbrecht, and Phil Becraft!  Their recent research article published in Plant Physiology has been recognized and recommended by Faculty of 1000. Drs. Vollbrecht & Becraft are IPB faculty, and...
September 22, 2014
May 23, 2013 Diane Bassham, Loomis Professorship AMES, Iowa – Diane Bassham, professor in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, has been named the first recipient of the Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professorship of Plant Physiology at Iowa State University. The new...
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