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(Discover Magazine) The September 2011 issue of Discover contains a story about food preservation and mentions both food scientists Antonio Torres and his research relating to high hydrostatic pressure processing and its uses for food preservation, and Yanyun Zhao, who uses a mixture of chitosan, a cellulose-like compound extracted from crab shells, and lysozyme, an enzyme taken from egg whites, to create a liquid that can be applied and dried to form an edible, antibacterial coating on berries and other produce. (Read the Discover article…)
(The Furrow, John Deere Magazine)The rich aroma of yeast perfumes the air of Oregon State University’s Wiegand Hall, home to OSU’s fermentation science lab. In a corner of the warehouse-like space, students stretch wads of bread dough, studying strands of gluten.
The 3rd Annual Biodiversity Working for Farmers Tour took place June 23, 2011. Two established, and very distinct south central Idaho farms (totaling over 3000 acres combined) were visited by 35 regional policy makers, farmers, industry personnel, conservationists and researchers.
Faculty are advised to input only Sonny Ramaswamy as the college authorized representative in the Cayuse Proposal System. Any other CAS administrator names entered may slow the processing, according to Jan Auyong, Assistant Director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.
We are a diverse lab of ecologists and physiologists researching ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries questions. We work in a variety of ecosystems from eastern Oregon streams to the Carribean. Check out our blog for more information.
Liz Etherington has joined the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station administration as the Sponsored Research Coordinator. She is available to assist faculty with the proposal process and may be reached at 541-737-4251.
The Fall issue of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress is hot off the press and filled with fascinating articles and astounding photography. Read the story of fermentation and the yeast that launched a thousand industries.
Research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took a major step forward with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board’s announcement that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years. A total of $112.5 million over three years will support this portion of the GRI research effort.