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New PeerJ paper published describing distinct sediment microbiomes across Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) and the adjacent coral reefs

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new PeerJ paper – “Change and stasis of distinct sediment microbiomes across Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) and the adjacent coral reefs” https://peerj.com/articles/14288. The results were the first to characterize sediment microbiomes from within the port and could have implications for dredging and other port activities that … Continue reading New PeerJ paper published describing distinct sediment microbiomes across Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) and the adjacent coral reefs

The Golden Age of Science seminar series at HCAS welcomes Dr. Baldomero Olivera

This week we were privileged to hear a great talk by Professor Baldomero (Toto) Olivera. He gave an innovative tale of how marine science informed medical treatment of chronic and painful neurological  disease. Baldomero Olivera is a Filipino molecular biologist  known for discovery of diversity and medical translation of  cone snail toxins important for neuroscience. These molecules, called conotoxins, led to … Continue reading The Golden Age of Science seminar series at HCAS welcomes Dr. Baldomero Olivera

Dr. Lauren Krausfeldt presents HAB results at ASM and interviews for Science

Research scientist, Dr Lauren Krausfeldt, works in our molecular microbiology and genomics laboratory at Nova Southeastern University. She presented her research results on harmful algal blooms (HAB) as a talk, “The Functional Diversity And Biological Interactions That Drive Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms”, at the 2022 American Society of Microbiology general meeting in Washington DC. The … Continue reading Dr. Lauren Krausfeldt presents HAB results at ASM and interviews for Science

HCAS holds Biennial Graduate Research Symposium Jamboree and One of our Lab Members Wins a Student Prize

Our Halmos College of Art and Sciences held an excellent fourth biennial graduate research symposium on Feb 24 – 25, 2022. Many students gave great talks, including our own Colleen McMaken and postdoctoral scientist Lauren Krausfeldt. Colleen garnered second prize among outstanding >20 student talks. This also allowed HCAS to hear Drs. Lauren Toth, and … Continue reading HCAS holds Biennial Graduate Research Symposium Jamboree and One of our Lab Members Wins a Student Prize

Collection of PNAS Papers Highlighting Cogent Reasons and Standards for the Large Scale Sequencing of All Eukaryotes by the Earth Biogenome Project

A collection of PNAS papers has been published to describe the why and how to sequence the whole genomes of the approximately 2 million species of eukaryotes on the planet at a high, chromosome level quality. This task will be accomplished by the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) and its coordinated “network of networks” led by … Continue reading Collection of PNAS Papers Highlighting Cogent Reasons and Standards for the Large Scale Sequencing of All Eukaryotes by the Earth Biogenome Project

GIGA holds its 4th conference online, with many highlights

The GIGA IV conference (https://giga4.sciencesconf.org/) ran November 16 – 18, 2021, and was put together fairly quickly, on the heels of a larger genomics conference – Biodiversity Genomics 2021 (https://www.darwintreeoflife.org/news_item/biodiversity-genomics-2021-sequencing-genomes-across-the-planet/). Nonetheless, GIGA IV was organized by Jean François Flot with a turnout of 141 total registrants. Early Career Researchers from the European IGNITE training network … Continue reading GIGA holds its 4th conference online, with many highlights

Two year microbiome study of marine sediments for FDEP completed

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) asked our lab in 2020 to carry out a basic microbiome profile (CRCP 13) of selected sites in Port Everglades Inlet and nearby offshore reef sites. We have now completed phase two of this project. The full FDEP report is available at https://floridadep.gov/rcp/coral/content/dep-coral-reef-conservation-program-projects Phase II of CRCP in … Continue reading Two year microbiome study of marine sediments for FDEP completed

Shark Microbiomes Characterized by Rachael Storo

Congratulations to former NSU MS student Rachael Storo for publishing her thesis work on shark microbiomes in Frontiers of Microbiology! She steadfastly mastered the statistical analyses, and persevered through the writing process, while initiating a doctoral degree program at UGA. With this contribution, it was very interesting to see the least variation of microbial diversity … Continue reading Shark Microbiomes Characterized by Rachael Storo