news and publications:
former Vivanco post-doc Jun Horiuchi reports on the phytotoxic properties
of snapdragon scent. Look out, gardeners!!
Also, Jun's fantastic photography appears on Planta's cover.
Central (BMC), Vivanco PhD candidate Amanda Broz reports
on an EST analysis of the invasive weed Centaurea maculosa.
associate & PhD candidate Tiffany Weir reports on native plants'
resistance to invasive weed's phytotoxin in Planta--and
is noticed by Science.
members have discovered that root exudates affect soil microbes,
with potentially disastrous results; this research is discussed
in the November 23rd issue of the Fort Collins Coloradoan.
Advanced Studies Institute:
Vivanco, in conjunction with Eric Cosio at the Pontifica Universidad
Catolica del Peru (PUCP), will be hosting a PASI, "Interdisciplinary
Studies in Tropical Chemical Biology," at the Tambopata
Chemical Ecology Institute (TCEI) in Tambopata National Reserve,
Peru, from May 26 - June 5, 2008.
Vivanco is currently in Peru at the Tambopata
Chemical Ecology Institute to pursue sabbatical studies in tropical
chemical biology. His work there in conjunction with the Pontifica
Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP) will be funded by NSF, the
Guggenheim Foundation, and a Fulbright Scholar award.
Tour the Lab
group of State Science Fair participants recently toured the Vivanco
lab, learning about plants, roots, and how scientists conduct business.
A big hit was the newly-purchased portable gas chromotagraph (a.k.a.