Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

InCEES Director, Himadri Pakrasi, led a team of researchers that have created a bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen during the day, and at night, uses nitrogen to create chlorophyll for photosynthesis.

Success at WashU Climate Day

Washington University in St. Louis hosted its first Climate Day event. The gathering brought together students, educators, community members and leaders in climate action for an important discussion about today’s pressing climate issues.

Amazing Creatures: Cyanobacteria

Himadri Pakrasi, professor of biology and director of InCEES, has been studying cyanobacteria for more than 25 years. He shares some of what scientists know about cyanobacteria and what mysteries remain.

ICONHeadshot_MWrighton"InCEES nurtures interdisciplinary work and collaborative efforts that accelerate the pace of progress in the discovery and application of knowledge addressing the great energy, environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet."
Mark S. Wrighton, WUSTL Chancellor

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"InCEES provides a unique and exciting collaborative environment for everyone at Washington University who is interested in global issues related to energy, environment and sustainability.”
Himadri B. Pakrasi, InCEES Director