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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Research Experience for Undergraduates opportunities are offered by the Nikolau Research Group through a variety of programs, which in the past have included the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC), the NSF hydrocarbon biofuel research project (EFRI), the NSF Arabidopsis metabolomics research project, the NSF-Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) collaborative research program and the Ames Laboratory Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internship ( Read more about Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

NSF-JST award

November 15, 2011

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have awarded a "Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society” Program grant to an international group of researchers headed by Lloyd W. Sumner of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Kazuki Saito of the RIKEN Plant Science Center. ISU’s Basil Nikolau is a co-PI on the project, which will characterize metabolites related to plant biomass and oil production. This is one of four projects funded under the first program ever fully jointly coordinated by NSF and JST. Read more about NSF-JST award

NSF-JST Workshop

October 19, 2012

Nikolau Research Group members Alexis Campbell, Xin Guan, Lucas Showman and Basil Nikolau spent the past week participating in the NSF-JST Workshop at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. NSF-JST is a joint program between the National Science Foundation and the Japan Science and Technology Agency whose purpose is to study metabolomics for a low carbon society.

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NSF award received

July 28, 2013

Congratulations to Luda Rizshsky and Shivani Garg on receiving NSF funding for their project STTR Phase I: An Advanced Biomanufacturing Platform Focused on Producing Sustainable Bio-based Commercial Chemicals. The grant provides $225,000 in support for Garg's start-up business, OmegaChea Biorenewables LLC. Read more about NSF award received

NSF award announced

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to Libuse Brachova and Fuyuan Jing on being awarded a National Science Foundation grant for their project "SBIR Phase I: Novel enzymes for producing homogeneous preparations of individual, monounsaturated industrial fatty acids." The six-month award will provide $150,000 in support for their start-up business, VariFAS Biorenewables LLC. Read more about NSF award announced

NSF-JST review

December 14, 2016

Nikolau group members Alexis Campbell and Basil Nikolau participated in the NSF-JST assessment held December 2 at NSF headquarters. NSF-JST is a joint program between the National Science Foundation and the Japan Science and Technology Agency whose purpose is to study metabolomics for a low carbon society.

NSF-JST meeting participants

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