InCEES Director Awarded NSF Grant

Himadri Pakrasi and collaborator Costas Maranas were awarded $1.2 million to study cyanobacteria for crop improvement amid climate change.

The word agriculture conjures up an array of images: endless fields of corn stalks, amber waves of grain, the deserts of Africa… Africa? While thoughts of the African landscape may tend to invoke a dry and empty countryside, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working to develop self-sustaining plants that could eventually turn the Sahara into a sea of green. To read more, click here.