Monthly Archives: June 2016

IARC 50th Anniversary Meeting 2016


A short report of the International Agency for Research and Cancer (IARC) Meeting which took place from 7-10 June in Lyon, France, and an interview with Lynette Denny who received a Medal of Honour at the meeting.


Inside a worm’s gut: the microbiome of C. elegans


This is a guest post by Professor Hinrich Schulenburg and Dr. Philipp Dirksen of Kiel University, Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics and members of the Collaborative Research Centre “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”. Their group has recently published an article in BMC Biology that for the first time looks into the natural microbiome – the bacterial community primarily living inside the guts – of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.