Mary Chan-Park, Ph.D

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2013
For outstanding contribution to the development of innovative biomaterials, tissue engineering scaffolds, and carbon nanotube-based technologies.

Researchers design sensors to rapidly detect plant hormones

Via MIT | September 13, 2021

Researchers from the Disruptive and Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) interdisciplinary research group of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and their local collaborators from Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), have developed the first-ever nanosensor to enable rapid testing of synthetic auxin plant hormones. The novel nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants’ response to compounds such as herbicide, and can be transformative in improving agricultural production and our understanding of plant growth… Continue reading.