Microbes move researchers one step closer to biofuels from biomass

Posted 5 years 12 months ago

We mention this periodically and should be gladdened at every occasion. University researchers and scientists from all over campus, from engineering to genetics, have been working on various aspects of creating renewable fuels for decades. Now, one group of UGA researchers has moved closer to producing biofuels from biomass, in this case by focusing on microbes in the fermentation process.


New Microbiology faculty members

Posted 6 years 2 days ago

The Franklin College’s Department of Microbiology recently hired two senior faculty members, both of whom bring an impressive record of research and teaching to UGA.

Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena comes to UGA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his work focuses on a number of areas that impact human health. Among his interests are the use of vitamin B12 derivatives for cancer therapy and the modification of bacterial proteins to study aging.

“Given his expertise in bacteria from the human gut, he will greatly strengthen the microbiology components of the obesity and...

Meet a faculty member

Posted 6 years 1 week ago

One idea that we've had in the Dean's office is to try to find ways to introduce our faculty members and what they do. Video can be a great tool for that. Here's another in an ongoing series, this time featuring psychology professor and department head, Keith Campbell.

Fallows book selected for international award

Posted 6 years 1 week ago
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A monograph by professor of romance languages and associate dean in the Franklin College Noel Fallows has been selected for the prestigious La corónica International Book Award:

La corónica is a refereed journal published every spring and fall by the Modern Language Association's Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. It publishes groundbreaking articles written in English or Spanish on topics in medieval Spanish cultural studies, literature, and historical linguistics. Devoted to Hispanomedievalism in its broadest sense, La corónica also...

New website allows access to changes along the coast

Posted 6 years 1 week ago

Overlapping constituencies have often been the bane of sustainable development practices. Even having the tools that allow different groups to share information and work together has long been a deficiency; and without them, marshalling agreement among competing interests has been that much more difficult and rare. Now, a new web tool from UGA researchers might begin to change that dynamic: