IPiB Students Get Involved in Wisconsin Science Festival

Extracting DNA from wheat germ and talking about the science of sugar — just a few ways students in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) embody the Wisconsin Idea by participating in science outreach. Graduate students from IPiB took part in activities at the Wisconsin Science Festival on Oct. 20-23. Graduate students in IPiB — the joint Ph.D. program of the Department of Biochemistry and …

Beyond Genes: Protein Atlas Scores Nitrogen Fixing Duet

Of the many elusive grails of agricultural biotechnology, the ability to confer nitrogen fixation into non-leguminous plants such as cereals ranks near the very top. Doing so is a huge challenge because legumes partner with bacteria called rhizobia in a symbiotic waltz that enables plants to draw sustenance from the air and transcend the need …