Monthly Archives: June 2017

Fungal Genetics Conference Q&A – transcriptome analysis of fungal β-lactam producers

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Fungal Biology and Biotechnology recently attended the 29th Fungal Genetics Conference in California. Whilst there, we invited three young scientists who presented excellent posters to take part in a Q&A. In this blog we talk to Dominik Terfehr, a PhD candidate at Ruhr University Bochum whose research published in BMC Genomics aimed to identify factors that impact biosynthesis of β-lactam antibiotics in Acremonium chrysogenum and Penicillium.

Biology Medicine

Fungal Genetics Conference Q&A – identifying new L maculans effectors, a fungal pathogen of oilseed rape

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Fungal Biology and Biotechnology recently attended the 29th Fungal Genetics Conference in California. Whilst there, we invited three young scientists who presented excellent posters to take part in a Q&A. In this blog we talk to Julie Gervais, a third year PhD student in INRA BIOGER (France) who’s currently working on a fungal pathogen of oilseed rape, Leptosphaeria maculans.

Biology

Ancient water bottle use and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure among California Indians

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By replicating a traditional method of making water bottles used by Native Californian Indians, a new study published in Environmental Health finds that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health of these people. Here to tell us more is author of the study and curator in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian NMNH, Sabrina Sholts.

Biology Health

World Oceans Day 2017 – State of the Seven Seas

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For a body that covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, the oceans of our planet still remain enigmatic to most. With the NOAA estimating the amount of the ocean seen by human eyes to be around 5%, we present a brief glance at three of the biggest topics in our oceans right now: fisheries, the great barrier reef and marine protected areas.

Biology

World Oceans Day quiz

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June 8th is World Oceans day, a day to celebrate and learn more about the oceans that cover 71% of our planet, and contain roughly 97% of the Earths water supply. This year, why not delve into the depths of our marine research, and see how much you know!

Biology