Meet Anbarasu Karthikaichamy. This postdoctoral feature series focuses on sharing the new endeavors of our researchers as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.
This Day in the Life series focuses on showing a more personal light into what researchers do during their workday–in the lab or field–highlighting what they do to make our project possible.
Meet Patricia Lopez-Calcagno. This postdoctoral feature series focuses on sharing the new endeavors of our researchers as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.
In celebration of this important day, the RIPE project is highlighting our women in leadership, who dedicate their hard work and efforts to our mission in feeding the world in the face of climate change and a growing population.
Dhruv Patel, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, was recently featured in the Alliance for Science's collection of feature stories on FFAR Fellows.
To celebrate our researchers' hard work, we put together a #RIPEWrapped2021 to showcase our top social media posts that have come across your screens. We appreciate all of the hard work that our team has put into our project, despite a year characterized by the pandemic.
In celebration of International Women's Day, the RIPE project is shining a light on some of our woman scientists who are making significant contributions to increasing global food security.
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.
The University of Illinois and RIPE hosted 14 Illinois Summer Fellows to gain plant science research experience alongside our expert team.
This fall, RIPE Postdoctoral Researcher Amanda Cavanagh taught two fifth grade classes about the project's breakthrough work to improve crops.
This summer, a new exchange program brought nine Fellows from the University of Oxford to the University of Illinois to conduct research with mentors from the RIPE project.
Sweat sneaks beneath Kasia’s sunglasses as she tiptoes around the carefully organized research plots, orchestrated using GPS technology. The tiny plants reach up to grasp the sun, creating a mosaic of greens and yellows as they grow and mature, a tapestry of hope for the researchers who have cared for and cultivated them.
For 40 years Steve Long has been doing ground-breaking work — at the molecular, biochemical and physiological level — in the lab and the field, and on the computer.
Doug Orr has always been interested in doing science, but one summer experience led him where he is today: working as a postdoctoral biochemist for Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University.
Amanda de Souza cradles a plastic petri dish in her hands. Tiny plants press against the lid; their roots form a delicate web. It’s hard to imagine that hope for millions of people may lie inside something so small, so seemingly fragile.
Situated next to the University of Illinois’s Plant Core Facility on Dorner Drive, a once state-of-the-art controlled environment greenhouse and laboratory sat unused until now.