ResearchNews

Category: Biosciences

11.11.2020

Michael Roof joins Iowa State as CTO for Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics biosciences platform

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Michael Roof has joined Iowa State University to serve as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics research and innovation platform, which supports the state of Iowa’s biosciences-based economic growth initiative. In his role as CTO, Roof will lead efforts to identify and accelerate development of new technologies and innovations with strong commercial…

10.30.2020

Iowa awards $2 million CARES Act grant to universities to study COVID-19 nanovaccine

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

A $2 million grant of federal CARES Act funding distributed by the state of Iowa will support university research of a nanovaccine to protect against COVID-19 infections. The project will build on previous research and existing patents by Iowa State University and University of Iowa researchers affiliated with the Nanovaccine Institute based at Iowa State. The fast-track project is…

10.29.2020

Iowa State’s C-CHANGE hosts virtual conference exploring a biogas value chain

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

More than 200 innovators, researchers, government officials, farmers and thought leaders from across North America joined in a lively discussion regarding the potential of renewable natural gas during the October 19, 2020, C-CHANGE Conference, “Why are we missing the boat on biogas?” This inaugural conference of Iowa State University’s Consortium for Cultivating Human and Naturally…

10.13.2020

Iowa State engineer aids $9 million project to manufacture biobased electronics

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Researchers will use a new advanced manufacturing grant to develop technologies that use plant-based inks to print low-cost, biodegradable and recyclable electronics for sensors and batteries. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a five-year, $9.15 million grant to support the project and its team of researchers from the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of…

08.14.2020

OVPR Awards Bioscience Seed Grant to Further Canine Cancer Research

By Caitlin Ware, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

As part of continued efforts to cement Iowa as a national leader in bioscience initiatives, the Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research recently awarded a $34,000 Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Industry Partnership Seed Grant to investigate the use of targeted cell therapies to treat canine cancers. Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2017 identification…

01.21.2020

Iowa State University Awards Seed Grants Supporting Bioscience-Focused Research Initiatives

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research

Faster transfer of new discoveries and technologies from the university lab bench to the commercial marketplace is a linchpin for driving real economic growth for Iowa in the biosciences. Iowa State University is helping fuel this engine through bioscience-based research seed grants made possible by funding allocated by the Iowa Legislature. The Office of the…

10.25.2019

Sundeep Vani joins Iowa State University as Chief Technology Officer for Biobased Products

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Office of the Vice President for Research

Sundeep Vani has joined Iowa State University to serve in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Biobased Products, part of the State of Iowa’s Biosciences-based economic growth initiative. In his role as CTO, Vani will serve as a conduit between research and industry. He will work closely with both the Biobased…

10.09.2019

Agronomists detail the benefits of updating agricultural drainage infrastructure in new study

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Massive networks of drains, pipes and tiles that enable food production on much of the world’s most productive cropland are due for expansion and replacement to meet the demands of agricultural intensification and climate change. How that infrastructure is updated will have enormous consequences on food production and the environment, according to a new study….

07.17.2019

Connecting silos: Iowa State scientists call for unconventional collaboration in agriculture

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State University scientists have issued a call to action for researchers in a wide range of disciplines to turn their attention to some of the most pressing challenges facing agriculture. The unorthodox approach to collaboration could spark innovative new approaches to how farmers produce commodities and interact with the environment. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, professor of genetics,…