A Commitment to Scientific Discovery and Solutions
Scientists in the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking solutions to the agricultural and ecological problems of our time by conducting basic and applied research focusing on cross-cutting thematic areas.
Advanced Agricultural and Food Systems
Transforming thinking and practice in agricultural and food systems through research focused on productivity, sustainability, and adaptability.
Biologically-Based Materials and Products
Discovering novel approaches using genetic systems and biological materials to create value-added commercial and consumer products in a sustainable, profitable manner.
Providing innovative research to enhance and protect managed and natural ecosystems, ecosystem services and human well-being.
Advancing global solutions to challenges in agriculture, health and sustainability that impact the future of an interconnected world.
Integrated Health Solutions
Improving the health of humans, animals, and communities through research into preventative, corrective, diagnostic, and predictive solutions to the challenges presented by lifestyle, diseases, pests, and toxins.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Educating the next generation of innovators, empowering entrepreneurial experiences, and transforming ventures into commercial application.
Ancient wisdom, modern technology team up to fight disease
April 29, 2015Research into anti-cancer compounds gives whole new meaning to the phrase "eat healthy."
Researchers discover gene that controls melting point of cocoa butter
April 17, 2015The discovery of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter -- a critical attribute of the substance widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals -- will likely lead to new and improved products, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Study finds that maize roots have evolved to be more nitrogen efficient
April 17, 2015Selective breeding of maize over the last century to create hybrids with desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield may have contributed indirectly to the evolution of root systems that are more efficient in acquiring nutrients, such as nitrogen, from the soil, according to researchers.
Science Policy at Work: Food, Nutrition, and Law
When: May 27, 2015Where: 301D Life Sciences Bldg.
Techniques in Moldecular Biology Laboratory Workshop
When: June 1, 2015Where: 203 Life Science Bldg.
27th Annual Conference of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC)
When: June 2, 2015Where: Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
10th International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
When: June 3-5, 2015Where: Valencia, Spain