Increasing the amount of crops grown for fuel reduces the amount space available for crops grown for food, so scientists at Brookhaven Lab are developing ways to "fatten up" plants to increase oil production. This research could lead to greater amounts of fuel produced from fewer acres of farmland.
Brookhaven Lab welcomes its first participant to the National Science Foundation AGEP-T FRAME program — postdoc Paulo Castillo. Castillo is conducting atmospheric research under the direction of Lab researcher Art Sedlacek in the Environment, Biology, Nuclear Science and Nonproliferation Directorate.
From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014 was a year of stunning successes for the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
A new study performed in part at the National Synchrotron Light Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, takes researchers a step closer to understanding the molecular-level activity that takes place when the hepatitis C virus infects a host cell.
Brookhaven physicist Aleksey Bolotnikov will be the recipient of this year’s Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (RTSD) Scientist Award, given to the individual who is deemed to have done the most to impact RTSD technology.
Jorg Schwender, a biochemist in the Lab's Biosciences Department, received tenure for his creative research to advance fundamental understandings of central carbon metabolism in plants—particularly for research on plant seed oil synthesis with integrated experimental and modeling approaches that involve isotope labeling, metabolic flux analysis, and computational modeling and simulation of metabolic networks. This research provides fundamental knowledge of biochemical processes that is important for developing and optimizing plants for renewable biofuels.