An excellent overview by Prof. Roger Summons of how the field of organic geochemistry, such as that conducted in the Summons Lab in MIT, can contribute to many of the major questions in Geobiology & Astrobiology. This video is a production by Science for the Public.
New paper in press reporting the first in-depth investigation of sedimentary bacteria in the western Irish Sea, and their spatial distributions in this shallow high productivity setting. Here is a link to the paper on sciencedirect. This research was funded by the Irish Research Council, the Irish Marine Institute, the Geological Survey of Ireland andContinue reading “New paper in Continental Shelf Research”
In April 2015, I was delighted to be involved with the MIT and NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) education and outreach activities for the Cambridge Science Festival at MIT Museum, and also the Science Carnival & Robot Zoo at Cambridge Latin and Rindge School. At the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo, we were among dozens of exhibitors on aContinue reading “Education & outreach activities in 2015”
The Astrobiology Science Conference 2015 (AbSciCon2015) was held at the Hilton in Chicago on June 15-19. The conference brings together scientists who work on the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology, and the focus of AbSciCon 2015 was on habitability in our solar system and beyond, and the origin and evolution of life on early Earth. OnContinue reading “Astrobiology Science Conference, Chicago”
An entertaining Crash Course on the Origins of Life on Earth from the CrashCourse youtube channel
Stumbled across this video from Margaret de Heer on youtube. The history of the entire Earth in just a few minutes in graphic novel format! Here is a link to her youtube profile and her website
A nice 15 minute overview of the principle, uses and limitation of Gas Chromatography presented by Agilent technologies. This technique is used in a variety of industries, including organic geochemistry.
The ‘ELEVATE’ Postdoctoral Fellowships co-funded by the Irish Research Council and the Marie Curie Actions was launched recently. 30 Postdoctoral Fellowships were awarded. Read about it on the IRC news page here