Researchers and friends from around the world gathered on June 24th and 25th at the Department of Plant Biology to celebrate the achievements of Carnegie's Arthur Grossman with a symposium in his honor. Grossman's many contributions include major advances in our molecular understanding of how photosynthetic organisms acclimate to changes in their environment; as well as training several generations of scientists, many of who are now leaders in...

Washington, DC— Carnegie’s Zhiyong Wang will receive the Humboldt Research Award, one of Germany’s most-prestigious prizes.

The aim of these courses is to introduce graduate students to the principles of scientific communication: writing a journal paper; making an effective scientific conference poster; and making a professional seminar or conference oral presentation of complex scientific material. The presenter is multi-disciplinary and the courses are adapted to each graduate school.       Heather Silyn-Roberts, BSc, PhD Department of...

The Newsletter of the American Society of Plant Biologists has asked Winslow Briggs to write an overview of his career. Winslow provides a beautiful overview over his post-retirement career, or better said, his two careers—his first as a scientist and his second as a ranger at the Henry W. Coe Park in California, which has led to new scientific projects in his active research lab.

Stanford, CA— Inside every seed is the embryo of a plant, and in most cases also a storage of food needed to power initial growth of the young seedling. A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to be is transported from the leaf where they are assimilated into the seed’s outer coat from the parent plant and then accessed by the embryo. If not enough food is delivered, the seeds won’t have the energy to grow when...