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Skill development in synthetic biology course

March 8, 2024

We helped Senior students understanding and operating advanced instruments to teach relevant technical skills for future jobs. Students attended a one-day training on the instrument used in Agrisciences fields. Our lab taught about instruments and how to run specific samples from plants, soil, or microbes.


Khan named on of the highly cited researcher in 2023 by Clarivate

December 11, 2023
By Clarivate

Recognizing influential researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world, who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research.
Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.
To learn more go to their website, linked below

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Congratulations to Lauryn Coffman for successfully defending her thesis!

December 4, 2023

We are excited to announce that Lauryn will be graduating with her M.Sc. in Biotechnology this December.


Khan using new instruments for real-time photosynthesis monitoring

November 17, 2023
By Alex Keimig

Abdul Latif Khan,  has received a research grant from the USDA to purchase instruments that will allow for the real-time monitoring of photosynthesis.

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Researchers Study How Under served Farmers Can Improve Crop, Impact Climate Change

February 9, 2023
By Dennis Spellman

University of Houston researchers are developing a program to teach small-scale, underserved, and limited resources (SULR) farmers how to improve their crop production by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon removal.

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Better Biofertilizer through Algae

February 6, 2023
By Dennis Spellman

HOUSTON - Three University of Houston professors are testing a process to create environmentally friendly biofertilizer for crops by using algae to capture carbon dioxide.  

The study is being funded by a $400,000 Department of Energy grant.

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Mushroom Research for Pharma, Farmer Planned for Sugar Land Instructional Site

January 27, 2023

Mushrooms are for more than salads and recipes. Their components are used in cosmetics, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, animal feed, and bio-composite materials, such as vegan leather. A new grant from the University of Houston Division of Research will fund mushroom test beds at the University of Houston College of Technology to produce edible and medicinal mushrooms and fungal mycelium for product research and development.


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