We talk to Robert Marschall, winner of one of three Fungal Biology and Biotechnology student prizes, about his work on understanding the Nox complexes in Botrytis cinerea. This fungus causes grey rot or, if it infects grapes, it is known as ‘noble rot’.
Inflammation and Regeneration recently made the decision to transition to open access and today the journal launches its first articles with BioMed Central. Here, we asked Editor-in-Chief Hideyuki Okano to introduce this journal and how the field has progressed over the years.
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology student prizewinner, Brian Lovett explains why fungi are the ultimate nemesis of insects. The fungus that he has been working with specifically targets mosquitoes and could form part of the control measures against malaria.
National DNA Day is celebrated on 25 April. The goal of this special day is to offer students, teachers, and the public an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in genomic research, and how those advances might impact all of our lives.
A recent questionnaire has revealed that only a small percentage of the British public have a basic understanding of what genetics is. In honour of DNA Day on Monday 25 April, Editor of Genome Biology Louisa Flintoft talks to us about the latest advances in genomic research and why we should raise the public awareness of genetics.
Mobile DNAtoday publishes an article analyzing the genetics of three members of the Lichenstein family tree found in a cave in Germany. Here, co-author Oliver Piskurek explains more about the findings.
April 14th 2016 marks Dolphin Day; a day to focus on the majesty – and the plight – of our nearest intellectual cousins. We decided to take a look at just a few of the intriguing aspects of dolphin life that makes them so enthralling!
New research published inTheoretical Biology and Medical Modelling shows that in some cases, reducing the mobility of people can promote an epidemic. We talked to the team responsible, and ask what this means for disease control.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (ARIC) has today published a review looking at the best ways in which to keep surfaces clean in hospitals. To tell us more, co-author Dr John Boyce answers our questions about the work.