Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Long, Stephen P.
Location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Primary Field Plant Biology
Secondary Field Environmental Sciences and Ecology
 Election Citation
The Long laboratory tests its in silico predictions of improved crop photosynthetic efficiency through bioengineering, manipulations, and investigation of existing genetic variation. ~
 Research Interests
Bioengineering of photosynthesis in silico and in vivo toward gaining sustainable increases in crop yield potential and adaptation to global change. His mathematically guided engineering of photosynthesis led in November 2016 to a demonstrated on farm 20% increase in crop productivity. Last year his lab also demonstrated the first single gene manipulation that resulted in a 15% increase in crop water use efficiency in the field.

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