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Researchers find peptide that treats, prevents killer citrus disease

By |2021-02-12T14:58:53-08:00February 12th, 2021|

New research affirms a unique peptide found in an Australian plant can destroy the No. 1 killer of citrus trees worldwide and help prevent infection. Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening has multiple names, but one ultimate result: bitter and worthless citrus fruits. It has wiped out citrus orchards across the globe, causing billions in annual [...]

Delicious and disease-free: scientists attempting new citrus varieties

By |2021-01-07T14:05:36-08:00January 7th, 2021|

UC Riverside scientists are betting an ancient solution will solve citrus growers’ biggest problem by breeding new fruits with natural resistance to a deadly tree disease. New hybrid citrus fruit bred for disease resistance and flavor. (Chandrika Ramadugu/UCR) The hybrid fruits will ideally share the best of their parents’ attributes: the tastiness of [...]

Jason Stajich & Hailing Jin Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

By |2020-12-16T11:21:27-08:00December 16th, 2020|

Jason Stajich and Hailing Jin joined a class of 73 total fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology. The academy is a leadership group of scientists from around the globe within the American Society of Microbiology elected annually through a selective, peer-reviewed process. Additionally, Stajich was elected as a fellow of the Mycological Society of [...]

10 UCR researchers make 2020 ‘Highly Cited’ list

By |2020-12-02T11:25:03-08:00November 19th, 2020|

Ten researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the 6,167 most frequently cited researchers in the physical and social sciences, recognized as “researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field.” [...]

Save the Date of December 11th: 18th Annual Noel T. Keen Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony

By |2020-12-02T11:54:16-08:00November 16th, 2020|

Please mark your calendar for CEPCEB’s annual celebration of science. 18th Annual Noel T. Keen Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony Friday, December 11th Noon – 1:30PM Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 929 1247 4758 Passcode: 644865 Program Professor Jan E. Leach Colorado State University University Distinguished Professor Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences [...]

Plants3D Retreat Starts Friday, November 13th: Keynote Speaker Jay Keasling

By |2020-11-10T13:38:03-08:00November 10th, 2020|

Plants 3D Retreat Friday, November 13: 12pm-1pm (Keynote) Saturday, November 14: 9:30am-2:30pm Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 929 1247 4758 Passcode: 644865 Program We are excited to share the Plants3D NRT retreat program. We hope you and your lab members will join us for Jay Keasling’s seminar on Friday, November 13th and presentations on Saturday, [...]

Thomas Eulgem & Karine Le Roch collaborate on Arabidopsis thaliana PHD-finger protein EDM2

By |2020-10-12T16:41:25-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Karine Le Roch Thomas Eulgem A prime example of across organisms and borderless scientific activities in IIGB was achieved by Thomas Eulgem and Karine Le Roch, with a well-executed collaboration bringing together researchers working in very different areas of genome biology. The project was initiated in Thomas Eulgem's lab as the [...]

Xuemei Chen, Robert Jinkerson, and Meng Chen received an NSF EAGER grant

By |2020-10-12T12:14:30-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Xuemei Chen, Robert Jinkerson, and Meng Chen received an NSF grant to establish a transformative RNA sequencing technology for studying plastids. Plastids in plant cells (Image found here) The plant cell stores its DNA in not only the nucleus but also the plant-specific organelles, the plastids. Plastid DNA can be transcriptionally programmed to [...]

Yanran Li receives NIH New Innovator Award

By |2020-10-12T16:50:01-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Yanran Li, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program for a project to discover plant natural products of potential medicinal value and their biosynthesis through reprograming the plant innate immunity. Yanran Li Li’s research seeks to [...]

Hailing Jin is awarded a $1.89M NIH grant and $900k NSF/USDA grant

By |2020-10-12T16:56:35-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Hailing Jin Hailing Jin received a prestigious 5-year Maximizing Investigators Research Award (MIRA R35) from the NIH on "Cross-kingdom RNA communications between plant and fungal pathogens", for a total of $1.89M. MIRA is designed to increase the efficiency of NIH funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity [...]