Genome Mapping to Biofuels

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Since at least the 1970's, University of Georgia researchers and engineers have been working on the many different facets of developing renewable energy sources, from biodiesel to fermentation, soil sequestration and more. The many different avenues provided opportunities for crucial bench-scale breakthroughs that have allowed further related research to flourish. That progress continues today:


Tree of Life

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

Evolutionary biology is the 10-meter spring board for some of the greatest questions in science and epidemiology. How do species arise? How do genes diversify and acquire new functions? How do pathogens evolve and how does that information lead to new and better understanding of diseases?

The study of evolutionary relationships is called Phylogeny, and one of the world's foremost experts in phylogeny is David Hillis, who will visit the department of genetics on Feb.15. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2008, Hillis will present a seminar, "Applications of the...