Much of the research conducted by AgBioResearch scientists takes place on MSU‘s East Lansing campus. In addition, there are 18 research facilities located on the south MSU campus that allow scientists to perform research in the areas of animal science and production, plant production and protection, environmental and natural resources management, and renewable energy. State-of-the-art facilities and 2,738 acres of farmland and forest allow research to be performed close to campus and the opportunity to view a number of demonstration plots in one visit. Research focuses on a prosperous and healthy future for Michigan: more nutritious food, crops produced with fewer or no pesticides, clean water, wetland preservation, land use and techniques to detect food-borne illness.
Michigan State University agricultural scientist Karim Maredia is the recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture for his pioneering contributions in food and agriculture, particularly in Africa-India partnerships.
Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan State University on lipids – small, naturally occurring molecules that make up oils, fats and waxes – has scientists excited about recent advancements and the untapped potential of these microscopic workhorses.
A team of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded a $5.3 million National Science Foundation grant to explore new approaches to discovering plant chemicals, and find the genes that plants use to make valuable molecules.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.
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