Microbe Talk: October 2013

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This month, I spoke to Dr Arwyn Edwards about his research into the microbiome of glaciers and the role that bacteria are playing in climate change. I also learnt how fertilizer production and nuclear fallout are affecting microbial diversity in the Arctic.

In our second article, I took a trip to the University of East Anglia to interview the undergraduate students taking part in the annual iGEM competition.

Show links:

  • Information about Arwyn’s research (via Aberystwyth University).
  • Arwyn’s recent paper on the bacterial diversity of glacier cryoconite systems (via IOP).
  • Details on the UEA’s iGEM team.

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to Microbe Talk on iTunes.

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One Response to Microbe Talk: October 2013

  1. josephmcook says:

    Reblogged this on To The Poles and commented:
    Glacier microbiome and climate change – fascinating podcast by Arwyn Edwards!

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