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Website

Editorial & Advisory Board Membership of Refereed Journals

Editorial Board Member International Agronomy Journal http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ija/

Advisory Board Member. The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)'s Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Energy. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (Biofpr)

Editorial Board member, International Journal of Agronomy: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/editors.html of Plant Genetics & Transgenics (PGT) and/or AgroCrops Sciences (ACS). Also, http://www.academyjournals.net/

New Editorial Board member, J. Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology. OMICS Publishing Group http://www.omicsonline.org/AboutJPEB.php

Present Council & Liaison Roles at Michigan State University

Faculty Council

Athletic Council

Executive Committee for Academic Council

Faculty Liaison to the Board of Trustees

Recent Press Releases

 

2008:

 

  1. Associated Press, Photo and interview, New York, NY, USA. (2008). Interview with photo reported by the Associated Press on Spartan Corn III.
  2. BBC Spain, Interview dentro de la revolucion; todo contra la revolucion, Spain. (2008). Interview and report by this BBC on Spartan Corn III for cellulosic biofuels.
  3. EarthLink, Interviewed and report on online Earthlink. (2008). Interviewed by a GMO Activist of EarthLink on safe use of Spartan Corn for biofuels as Tommorow's Not Milk column.
  4. German Tecnology Preview News, Interview and report by Veronika Szentpetery, Editor of Redaiklecerin on Technology Review, Germany. (2008). Interview in Spartan Corn III.
  5. New Scientist: The British Scientific Magazine, Interviewed for the report on my invited review article in Nature Rev. Genet., UK. (2008). Interview on my article in NRG and the press Release by Nature Publishing Company on my article.
  6. NPR in Farsi, Interview in Farsi on Spartan Corn III, Tehran, Iran. (2008). I was interviewed in Farsi Language as my native language on Spartan Corn for cellulosic ethanol and butanol.
  7. Polish Daily Newspaper Dziennik, Interview and report on Spartan Corn III, Poland. (2008). Interview by Kasia Tekien on Spartan Corn III for affordable cellulosic biofuels.
  8. Spanish News, News on the press release by Nature on the needs for GM plants to reduce the costs of biofuels.. (November 11, 2008). REport is in spanish!
  9. Cambridge News, Interview and report on Spartan Corn by Mariana Hickaell of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. (September 15, 2008). Teleconference and interview for this news on Spartan Corn III.
  10. Science Environment Policy, Report on how genetic engineering can cut the costs of biofuels.. (July 3, 2008). Report on the press release by Nature indicating how genetic engineering can cut the costs of biofuels.
  11. ISNA (Iranian Student News Agency), Interview and report on Spartan Corn series for cellulosic biofuels, Tehran, Iran. (June 6, 2008). Interview and five page report in Iranian Students News Agency Newspaper on Spartan Corns.
  12. International Centers week Report of the CGIAR, Report on the Nature Press Relase on my asking for the use of GMOs for cheaper biofuels, Washington, DC, USA. (May 2008). Report on my words as one of the former Board members of the CGIAR..
  13. International Centers Week Report, Report on the Nature Press Release on my request forthe use of GM for cellulosic biofuels., Washington, DC, USA. (May 2008). Report on my encouraging the safe use of GMOs for affrordable biofuels.
  14. Science Magazine of Nationwide German, Interview and report by the Science Reporter Michael Lange of Deuutschlandfunk, Germany. (May 2008 - May 16, 2008). Broad cast of interview by the German Deutschlandfunk on my Nature REview Genetics review article.
  15. BBC Persia Newspaper, Two page article on Spasrtan Corn for biofuels., Tehran, Iran. (May 27, 2008). Two page news and graphics of Spartan Corn III using rumen enzyme in corn for cellulosic biofuels.
  16. EUSEM: Science Europe, Report on my Nature article. (May 16, 2008). Interview and report on the Nature Company's Press Releasse on my artile in NRG.
  17. German Public Radio (NRG), Live interview with German translation. (May 16, 2008). Live interview on Spartan Corn III for cellulosic biofuels.
  18. Global Villages Information, Report on Press Release by Nature on my article in NRG. (May 16, 2008). Interview and report.
  19. Press Releast by Nature Publishing Company7, Press release interview and report on my invited review article in Nature Review Genetics., London, UK. (May 12, 2008). The press release was on the needs for genetic engineering of bioenergy crops for more affordable cellulosic biofuels.
  20. Canadian Report, Interview and report on fuel ethanol Vol. 2 No. 12 on Spartan Corn III, Canada. (May 9, 2008). Interview and report on fuel ethanol Vol. 2 No. 12 on Spartan Corn III.
  21. Canadian Report, Interview and report by Doug Nixon in Vol. 2, No. 12, 2008, Canada. (May 9, 2008). Report on Spartan corn tri-enzymes convert corn biomass into fermentable sugars for cellulosic ethanol.
  22. Equador Radio Station, Interviewed with translation on Spartan Corn III, Equador. (April 22, 2008). Interviewed on the discovery and potentials of Spartan VCorn for cellulosic biofuels.
  23. Sweedish Newpaper, Report on Sprtan Corn, Sweeden. (April 21, 2008). Interviewed on Spartan Corn III.
  24. Danish Newspaper Forskere pa vej med, Interview and report on GMO-smulvej til bioenergy by Danish hrede med indbygget nedbrydingsenzym on Spartan Corn as safe uses of GMOs for green fuels, Denmark. (April 16, 2008). Interview and report on GMO-smulvej til bioenergy by Danish hrede med indbygget nedbrydingsenzym on Spartan Corn as safe uses of GMOs for green fuels.
  25. Indian Daily Newspaper, Interview and report on Gut Enzymes are Cloned into Spartan Corn III for biofuels, New Delhi, India. (April 11, 2008). Report was on Spartan corn III producing a ruman enzyme that converts sillage into cellulosic ethanol.
  26. The Science Friday National Public Radio, Guest Speaker, London, UK. (April 11, 2008). I was interviewed by the Science Friday section of the NPR as the Inventor of Sprtan Corn III, and answered the live audiences' questions (10 min on the air).
  27. BBC London, Live interview, London, UK. (April 8, 2008). On April 8th, after a press conference in Kansas City at the American Chemical Society on Spartan Corn, III I was live interviewed by the BBC London.
  28. MSU Press Release, Released at the April 8th, 2008 Amercan Chemical Society in New Orleans prior to an invited talk presented by myself at such conference., New Orleans, Luisiana, USA. (April 8, 2008). Just a press releae on Sparytan Corn III.
  29. PBS FM Radio, Interview on Kudzu for biofuels, USA. (2008). Interview.
  30. MSU Today Winter Issue, Interview and report on Spartan Corn, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. (October 21, 2008). Interviewed on the issue.
  31. MSU News Bulletin, Interview and report (volume 40, No.2) on MSU Technology Commercialized, East lansing, Michigan, USA. (September 8, 2008 - September 11, 2008). The report indicated that Edenspace Systems Corp has exclusively licensed the Spartan Corn I, II and III. The report also coded the President of Edenspace System Corp on commercilization of the Spartan Corn technology within the next three years.
  32. MSU Technology, Report on corn that converts fibers to biofuel commercialized, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. (September 3, 2008). Interviewed on the issue.
  33. Lansing Community News, Interview and repoprt, Lansing, Michigan, USA. (May 8, 2008 - May 11, 2008). Report was on Energy prodicing enzyme in Spartan Corn.
  34. MSU News Bulletin, Interview and report on "Gut Reaction.", East Lansing, Michigan, USA. (April 10, 2008). Interview on rumen gene transfer into Spartan Corn III for cellulosic biofuels.
  35. Biomass Magazine, Interview and report on Sparytan Corn III, USA. (2008). News on the use of Spartan Corn biomass for affordable cellulosic ethanol.
  36. Genetics News, Interview and report on the Nature Press Release on my Nature Rev Genet article, USA. (2008). Interview and report on Nature Press Release on my article in Nature Rev Genet.
  37. Radiocity.com, Interviewed on Sparytan Corn III. (2008). I was interviewed by Maria Dego of the Radiocity.com on Spartan Corn III for cellulosic biofuels (ethanol and butanol.
  38. Fox News Fair and Ballance, Report by Foc,news.Com Science and Technology report on Spartan Corn., New York, NY, USA. (May 24, 2008). Repoprt on bioengineered vorn that can begin fermetation into ethanol by Michael Sciber.
  39. National Geographic News, Intrviewed for a report on Spartan Corn Series of I, II and III. (May 14, 2008). I was interviewed on the discovery and application of Spartan Corn I, II and III on reducing the costs of celluloic ethanol.
  40. Digest Magazine, Interview and report on Spartan Corn III, USA. (April 13, 2008). Interviewed on Spartan Corn III.
  41. Technology Review News, Intervew and report by Alexander Goho, Boston, MA, USA. (April 11, 2008). Interview and report on Spartan Corn III.
  42. New Scientist Environment, Interview and report on how cow microbe enzyme makes corn sillage to digest itself for cellulosic biofuel., USA. (April 8, 2008 - April 11, 2008). Interview and news, then followed by three days of on line public commentaries.
  43. Green Car Congress: Energy Technologies, Issues & Policies for Sustainable Mobility, Interview and report on Spartan Corn III, USA. (April 8, 2008). The article title was "researchers modifying corn with genes to produce enzymes to enable simpler production of cellulosic ethanol.
  44. BBC Persia, Interview on Spartan Corn III, London & Tehran, UK and Iran. (May 11, 2008 - May 14, 2008).
  45. WDAM-TV, Interview for its presentation by the WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg, USA. (April 10, 2008). Interview on Spartan Corn III.
  46. WILS 1320-AM Radio, Interviewed on discovery of Spartan Corn III, East Lansing, MIchigan, USA. (May 13, 2008). Interviewed by this AM radio channel on Spartan Corn III biofuels potentials and costs.
  47. Representative Hoekstra, Requested information on Spartan Corn III, Lansing, Michigan. (May 9, 2008). Representative requested via Dr. Steve Pueppke a two page description and use of Spartan Corn III, which I prepared and provided to him. Extension/outreach component? Yes.

2007:

 

  1. Cover page: CSA News (Crops, Soil, and Agronomy) of the American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America. October 2007, Vol52, N10.
  2. Press release displayed at the MSU Homepage in May, 2007.
  3. Press release announced at the BIO 2007 in Boston, May 4, 2007
  4. Biomass Magazine: Spartans Tailor Corn for Cellulosic ethanol. Page 11, July 2007.
  5. MSU Alumni Magazine, page 22
  6. MSU State News. Growing a new economy for Michigan: Biobased Technologies, page 17 & page 24
  7. Daily Bioland and Biofuel Magazine on "Spartan Corn" by Harvey Forsat
  8. Livestock Producers Magazine on Spartan Corn by Nadu Marley
  9. NPR Radio interview
  10. MSU News Bulletin, May 17, 2007
  11. Investors Business Daily, May 12, 2007. Spartan Corn
  12. Land Views Magazine in Florida, Nov 2007
  13. Corn Genetic Engineering from Iowa, Adam Bossard
  14. TV Interview by Detroit Radio/TV channel/Speed Channel on Biofuel from Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock and Logistics for Ethanol Production.
  15. Amazon.com: Corn leaves and stalks to fuel cars. May, 7, 2007
  16. Innovations Report: Germany: Creating corn for cars, May 7, 2007
  17. huliq.com; HOLIC, NC-May 7, 2007: creating corn for cars.
  18. English people.com.cn. People's Daily Online, China-May 6, 2007: US Scientist Develop "ethanol Corn."
  19. English.people.com.cn, May 5, 07, People Daily Online, US Scientists develop "ethanol corn." China
  20. hindu.com/thehindu/holnus; Hindu, India-May 6, 2007: Creating Corn for Cars.
  21. The Money Times, India-May 5, 2007: New Corn Variety Turns Stalks into Ethanol.
  22. Earthtimes.org-May 4, 2007: New Corn Variety Turns Stalks into Ethanol.
  23. imedianews.ge/en/news read; ImediNews, Georgia-May 4, 2007: New Corn Variety Turns Stalks into Ethanol.
  24. SlipkaFinancial.com, May 2007, Corn Future to Go Big.
  25. MapleWoodsHeating.com, May 2007, Reduce Your Heating Bill.
  26. investmentu.com/Ethanol_Rpt, New Ethanol Report
  27. tkfutures.com, May 2007, Corn Futures-Corn Options.
  28. huliq.com/20930/Huliq: Breaking News, Creating Corn for Cars.
  29. Earthtimes.org, Science and Technology Category, New corn variety turns stalks into ethanol, May 5, 2007.
  30. LiveScience.com, May 7, 2008, Corn whose leaves and stalks carry an enzyme that breaks down cellulose for ethanol production.
  31. sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=science. Science Daily. New corn variety turns stalks into ethanol.
  32. www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/news.html. Biomass News. With the Spartan Corn.
  33. newsbulletin.msu.edu. may1707/bio2007.html. MSU News Bulletin.  Two generations of Spartan Corn
  34. www.gate2biotech.com.  Spartan Corn.
  35. www.isa.org/.../ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=61618. ISA\Corn Plant Could Fuel Cheaper Ethanol Production.
  36. www.theengineer.co.uk/liChannelID/128/Articles/299682/Ethanol+stalks.html: The Engineer News-[Production Engineering, maintenance…
  37. www.blogtoplist.com/politics/blogdetails-610.html. Blog details Republican National Convention Blog-Blog Toplist
  38. www.isaaa.org/rss/biofuels/default.asp. biofuel Supplement. Spartan Corn.
  39. www.biotechknowledge.com/BIOTECH/knowcenter.nsf/ID/57BCC08124EFAD986257EA8?OpenDocument. Crop Biotech Update 11 May-2007 International Service: Spartan Corn for Cars
  40. www.cedab.it/cgi-bin/newsletter/cbu-2007-05-11.pdf. ISAAA.org/KC-CropBiotech Update (11 May 2007)
  41. CEDAB Cenro Documentazione Agrobiotecnologie. www.cedab.it/newsletter_ISAAA.asp?\Dnews=178. Spartan Corn
  42. Scientific Blogging-Biology. www.scientificblogging.com/biology/feed: Spartan Corn
  43. Plant Breeding and Genetics: Harvesting the Power of DNA. www.maes.msu.edu/publications/futures/spring2005/futures_spring 2005Golden Spartan
  44. Zelfvenietigende mais-Chemisch 2 Weekblad. www.c2w.ni/4489_Zelfvernietigende_mais_.lynkx: Spartan Corn
  45. Emerging Current: www.energycurrent.corn/index.php?id-3&storyid=2388: Spartan Corn. Turning corn wastes into ethanol feedstocks.
  46. IndiaBlitz.com. www.indiablitz.corn/147971/: New variety of corn makes ethanol production for ….
  47. What Michigan needs to compete. www.msu.edu/vpga/urc.swf. The Spartan Advantage Encourage lifelong learning ……
  48. Experts' database Office of Biobased Technology, Michigan State University. Bioeconomy.msu.edu/experts.aspx: Spartan Corn…
  49. Ethanol Producer Magazine. Spartan corn germplasm has been genetically engineered to express cellulase and hemicellulase in the plant's leaves and stover. www.ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=3160
  50. Office of Biobased Technology. Spartan corn has enzymes included. Mariam Sticklen Breaking down cellulose and hemicellulose into simple sugars that can be fermented into ethanol has been ...
    www.bioeconomy.msu.edu/achievements/spartancorn.aspx
  51. Bioenergy pact between Europe and Africa. May 7, 2007 ... "We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. "Both corn varieties ...
    biopact.com/2007/05/third-generation-biofuels-scientists.html
  52. NewsDaily: Science -- New corn variety turns stalks into ethanol. Mariam Sticklen, Michigan State University professor of crop and soil, says two generations of Spartan Corn contain enzymes necessary to break down ...
    www.newsdaily.com/Science/UPI-1-20070308-10022500-bc-us-ethanol.xml
  53. Biofuels News (Green Portal). May 7, 2007 ... But with the Spartan corn it is possible to turn corn leaves and stalks into ... efficient production of ethanol," said Mariam Sticklen, ...
    www.checkbiotech.org/green_News_Biofuels.aspx?infoId=14602
  54. New variety of corn makes ethanol production for cars more cost ...But with the Spartan corn it is possible to turn corn leaves and stalks into ... of ethanol," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. ...
    in.news.yahoo.com/070505/139/6fdhd.html
  55. AgBioView Newsletter on Agricultural Biotechnology. Aug 3, 2007 ... Spartan-carrying corn stover would be pulped, and the liquid containing the enzymes would be extracted, says researcher Mariam Sticklen. ...
    www.agbioworld.org/newsletter_wm/index.php?caseid=archive&newsid=2754
  56. Cropbiotech Update 11 May 2007 11-May-2007 International Service ... May 11, 2007 ... SPARTAN CORN FOR CARS. The leaves and stalks of a new corn variety ... Mariam Sticklen, an MSU professor of crop and soil sciences, ...
    www.biotechknowledge.com/BIOTECH/knowcenter.nsf/ID/57BCC081240EFAD9862572D800495EA8?OpenDocument
  57. Plant Life. Mariam Sticklen developed a series of corn genetic lines that grow the enzymes ... The Spartan Corn series promises to make a waste product commercially ...
    www.msu.edu/~rohler/f07report/may.htm
  58. First American cellulosic ethanol plant now in production ... He criticizes corn ethanol (and more recently cellulosic ethanol) as requiring more fossil .... and Mariam Sticklen, professor of crop and soil sciences,
    www.gminsidenews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60232
  59. GRASSOLINE. Mariam Sticklen, professor of crop and soil sciences, have found a way to make a corn ... on the first and second generations of this Spartan Corn, and ...
    www.bioeconomy.msu.edu/news/dale_msualumnimag_winter08.pdf
  60. SeedQuest. "We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. "Both corn varieties contain the enzymes ...
    www.seedquest.com/News/releases/2007/may/19171.htm
  61. ISA | Corn plant could fuel cheaper ethanol production. "We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. "Both corn varieties contain the enzymes ...
    www.isa.org/.../ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=61618
  62. Creating corn for cars : International. We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn, said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. Both corn varieties contain the enzymes ...
    www.nerve.in/news:25350047278
  63. New variety of corn makes ethanol production for cars more cost ... But with the Spartan corn it is possible to turn corn leaves and stalks into ... efficient production of ethanol,†said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of ...
    www.ebiologynews.com/1853.html
  64. ZAMP Bionews » Blog Archive » New variety of corn makes ethanol ... But with the Spartan corn it is possible to turn corn leaves and stalks into ... of ethanol," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. ...
    www.zampbioworld.org/bionews/index.php/2007/05/05/77
  65. AgBioView Newsletter on Agricultural Biotechnology. Michigan State University scientist Mariam Sticklen developed a genetically modified corn line called Spartan that produces its own natural cellulase enzyme ...
    www.agbioworld.org/newsletter_wm/index.php?caseid=archive&newsid=2796
  66. East North Central US Biotechnology & GMOs News - Agriculture ... Production Frontiers: Spartan Corn 6 Feb 2008 20:52 GMT ... EAST LANSING, Mich. ... Michigan State University scientist Mariam Sticklen developed a . ...
    agriculture.einnews.com/news/east-north-central-us-biotechnology-gmos?offset=50
  67. Ethanol stalks - The Engineer Online - [Production Engineering ... 'We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn,' said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. 'Both corn varieties contain the enzymes ...
    secure.theengineer.co.uk/Articles/299682/Ethanol+stalks.htm
  68. CEDAB Centro Documentazione Agrobiotecnologie. Spartan Corn for CarsThe leaves and stalks of a new corn variety developed by Michigan ... Mariam Sticklen, an MSU professor of crop and soil sciences, ...
    www.cedab.it/newsletter_ISAAA.asp?IDnews=178
  69. Plant Breeding and Genetics: Harvesting the Power of DNA. …said Mariam Sticklen, professor of crop and soil sciences, who has been. Filling Up ..... Spartan 162. 1958. Golden Spartan. 1974. Corn (Open-pollinated) ...
    www.maes.msu.edu/publications/futures/spring2005/futures_spring2005.pdf
  70. ISAAA.org/KC - CropBiotech Update (11 May 2007). SPARTAN CORN FOR CARS. The leaves and stalks of a new corn variety developed by Michigan ... Mariam Sticklen, an MSU professor of crop and soil sciences, ...
    www.isaaa.org/Kc/cropbiotechupdate/2007/05/11.html
  71. Wade Clisby Page 1 of 1 Untitled Page 24/05/2007. Mariam Sticklen, MSU Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences,. announced that she and her colleagues have developed two generations of Spartan Corn. ...
    claria12.securesites.net/hosting/seedworld/seedweek/pdf/8May07.pdf
  72. MSU Today. "…generations of Spartan Corn," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. "Both corn varieties contain the enzymes necessary . ...
    www.msutoday.com/search/?page=1&perPage=10&search=crop&sort=title
  73. ISAAA.org/KC - CropBiotech Update (11 May 2007). SPARTAN CORN FOR CARS. The leaves and stalks of a new corn variety developed ... Mariam Sticklen, an MSU professor of crop and soil sciences, said that not ...
    www.cedab.it/cgi-bin/newsletter/cbu-2007-05-11.pdf
  74. East North Central US Wheat News - Agriculture Industry Today. Production Frontiers: Spartan Corn 6 Feb 2008 20:52 GMT ... Michigan State University scientist Mariam Sticklen developed a genetically . ...
    agriculture.einnews.com/news/east-north-central-us-wheat?offset=50
  75. First American cellulosic ethanol plant now in production [Archive ... If more ethanol comes from sources such as this rather than corn, I think people will warm ..... and Mariam Sticklen, professor of crop and soil sciences, ...
    www.gminsidenews.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-60232.html
  76. はてなブックマーク - PoePoeのブックマーク / 環境 [ Translate this page ] We've developed two generations of Spartan Corn," said Mariam Sticklen, MSU professor of crop and soil sciences. "... First Successful Demonstration of ...
    b.hatena.ne.jp/PoePoe/環境/?mode=detail

2006:

 

1. Radio interview: Speed Channel. April 25, 2006.

2. TV Interview. Detroit TV Channel. April 26, 2006 (By John McElroy).

3. Newspaper: Lansing State News. Wednesday March 29, 2006 entitled "Word on the Street: Players in Michigan's Bioeconomy Answer Questions.

4. Newspaper: Lansing State News. September 21, 2006 entitled "Focus on Biotechnology: Government, Business, and Leaders Discuss Michigan's Energy Initiations with Researchers.

5. Newspaper: The MSU State News. March 29, 2006. Building a Bioeconomy: MSU    Researchers and Area Leaders Working on Ethanol.