Palmer will study interactions within the community of microbes living around the roots of corn plants and how these interactions impact the nitrogen available to the plant.
Biochemistry Professor John Ralph has been awarded the 2020 Groupe Polyphénols Scientific Grand Prize by the Groupe Polyphenols Society. The award recognizes the contributions Ralph has made to the field of plant polyphenols.
With a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, biochemistry and energy researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once.
Studies of plants in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry span everything from how they can be grown or consumed for agricultural or bioenergy purposes to a basic understanding of cell biology in plants and animals.
What happens to plants as they enter spring? What’s the science that governs the growing season for different plants? Plant biochemist Rick Amasino shares some answers in this Q&A.
Michael Sussman’s group have identified a key pathway for plant cell growth.