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Two RIPE researchers elected to AAAS Fellowship

Two RIPE researchers from the USDA-ARS and Australia’s CSIRO have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dhruv Patel

Dhruv Patel: Building bridges, communicating science

Dhruv Patel dedicates his research to understanding photoprotection and how to overcome it.

RIPE scientist Ursula Vera Ruiz

Mental Health Awareness Day

RIPE scientist Ursula Ruiz Vera shares her story to create more awareness and rid the stigma associated with mental health. 

41st Annual Telly Awards

41st Annual Telly Awards

Earlier this year, the RIPE team and the University of Illinois’ Video Services media team partnered up to create a trailer that told the story of our project’s purpose and mission, earning us the Gold Telly Award in the General: Not-For-Profit category.

Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment

Virtual Conference: Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment

This year's Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment conference will be held virtually and will showcase the application of genomic techniques to understand genomes and how they vary across changing environments. 

Wil Hee

Nurturing the next generation of scientists through educational videos

Various organisations are working towards igniting a passion for STEM early on in childhood development. 


Developing a rapid screening test for CoViD-19

RIPE scientists at The Australian National University are developing a CoVid-19 screening test that is more convenient.

Johannes Kromdijk stands in a field

Johannes Kromdijk awarded SEB President’s Medal

The SEB President’s Medals are awarded annually to young scientists of outstanding merit.

Elizabete Carmo-Silva stands at a lab bench with a LICOR machine measuring the photosynthetic efficiency of plants

Elizabete Carmo-Silva: Research, Rubisco, and Reigniting Optimism

Collaboration is at the heart of Elizabete’s career, whether she is working with cowpea breeders or those in her lab. 

Donald Ort Field Trials

Donald Ort awarded the Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award by ASPB

The Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) recognizes significant contributions to plant biology.

Illustration of the C3 and C4 pathway.

The difference between C3 and C4 plants

Learn more about the two types of photosynthesis that plants use to produce our food. 

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Meet some of RIPE's wonder women

In celebration of International Women's Day, the RIPE project is shining a spotlight on some of our female scientists.

Provost, Stephen Long, Associate Dean Ando, Dean Kidwell pose together.

Stephen Long invested as the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences

Stephen Long has been invested as the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences, one of the most distinguished honors at Illinois.

Ben Long wearing mask

Tragedies affect the RIPE team at ANU

The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 have been an extreme few months for the RIPE project team members at The Australian National University.

TerraSentia robot sits in front a corn field.

One robot is helping feed the future

Two research projects at the University of Illinois are coming together to benefit agriculture and help ensure global food security.