Computationally Engineered Plants

COMPUTATIONALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS (CEP) WORKING GROUP

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The  CEP Working Group is a diverse group of scientists with complementary research programs. The overarching science goal is to develop a cyber-enabled framework that will allow the accelerated design of crops with optimized response. Our hypothesis is that an integrated approach combining genetic experiments (genomics, high throughput phenotyping), in-situ measurements (high resolution x-ray visualization, root-on-a-chip systems), physics based modeling (nutrient and water transport and uptake, root growth dynamics), and numerical optimization will enable rigorous genotype “tuning” to achieve tailored crop responses. A specific vision of this project is to leverage the cyber-methodology and tailor the root system to optimize the resistance to drought of a crop.

MEMBERS


Daniel Attinger
Engineering

Baskar
Ganapathysubramanian 
Engineering

Ted Heindel 
Engineering

Tom Lubberstedt 
Agronomy

Pat Schnable 
Agronomy