Thursday, 5 July 2012


Tomorrow, we are hosting a visit by Jill Banfield from UC Berkeley. She is giving a  talk on "Genome reconstruction for metabolic and phylogenetic analyses of uncultivated bacterial and archaeal phyla" in F7B 322 at noon for anyone who wants to come along. I'm very excited by Jill's visit and looking forward to her talk, she has been a pioneering researcher in metagenomics and geomicrobiology. In addition to many Nature and Science papers, membership of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and many other claims to fame, Jill currently leads a NASA-funded project to determine if life ever existed on Mars.

Jill sampling acid mine drainage biofilms under Iron Mountain, California (photo from UC Berkeley website) 

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