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2017

Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops
August 21, 2017
Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings.
Newton Fund Sustainable Rice Programme funds partnership between UK, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines
July 5, 2017
The Roots Lab is collaborating with three previous Ph.D. students in a project to develop drought tolerant rice.
Update: Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grants flowing again
June 26, 2017
Funding freeze on ARPA-E has been lifted, allowing the Roots Lab to begin using their new grant funds.
Up By the Roots
June 19, 2017
Jonathan Lynch's lab is addressing global famine with a combination of old-school methods and modern innovation
Student awarded travel grant to attend IPG Root Biology Meeting
June 17, 2017
Ph.D. student Hannah Schneider received one of three Root Phenotyping Working Group Travel Awards to the IPG Root Biology Meeting 2017
Interview with Roots Lab alumnus Terry Bates
June 14, 2017
Terry Bates, previous graduate student of Dr. Jonathan Lynch, researches grape nutrition at Cornell and shares his knowledge and experiences
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Awards Grant to University of Illinois Researcher Developing Cutting Edge Plant Simulation Models
June 14, 2017
Crops in silico project will accelerate scientists' ability to adapt crops for environmental challenges. Dr. Jonathan Lynch serves as a collaborator on this project.
Crop Science Society of America Announced 2017 Award Recipient
June 2, 2017
Hannah Schneider, senior Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, receives CSSA award for her outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.
Foundation Supports Crops in silico Project
June 1, 2017
Collaborator Amy Marshall-Colón, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded $274,000 from The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to support her project, Crops in silico (Cis).
DOE freezes millions in high-tech energy grants and gags staff
May 3, 2017
Our lab is caught in the middle of a funding freeze by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Graduate student Molly Hanlon's experience is featured.
Global Plant Council interviews Dr. Jonathan Lynch
April 14, 2017
The Global Plant Council sat down with Dr. Lynch to discuss his research on crop plant adaptability to drought and low soil fertility.
Full-time Research Agronomist wanted
March 13, 2017
A full-time position is available immediately at The Pennsylvania State University for a Research Agronomist to lead a field research farm located in Willcox, Arizona.
Ph.D. student Hannah Schneider receives prestigious award from the CSSA
January 30, 2017
Hannah Schneider, Ph.D. student with Jonathan Lynch, has just been awarded a Future Leaders in Science Award from the Crop Science Society of America.
Researchers receive $7 million grant to develop deeper crop roots
January 16, 2017
The Roots Lab recently received grant from ARPA-E's Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS) program to fund maize root research projects.
This Native American Tribe Turned To Ancestral Farming Practices To Combat A Health Crisis
January 12, 2017
Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab, was quoted in an article linking traditional agricultural crops and improved health in a native american tribe in southern Arizona.
The Magical Fruit: Are heat- and drought-resistant tepary beans the future of food?
January 9, 2017
Jimmy Burridge, Ph.D. student in the Roots Lab and project manager of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans, was recently highlighted in an article in Cook's Science for his work on tepary bean drought tolerance.