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Posted by: Katrina
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 16:46

We spent 5 days at our field sampling site in northern Italy at a pH 12 spring filtering water to be used for DNA work so we can determine what microbes are present in the water.  Generally, just a milliliter of marine or lake water would provide more than enough DNA for the analyses we use, however, because the biomass of these samples is so low, we had to filter over 500 L of water to get enough sample.  

Posted by: Katrina
Friday, June 29, 2012 - 15:09

The Gordon Conference in Tuscany ended yesterday, so this morning we jumped in our rental car and drove from Pisa to Genoa where we'll be collecting samples at high pH springs for the next week. It was a very long and stressful drive through the mountains, but the view was totally worth it. Tomorrow begins day one of sampling. 

Posted by: Katrina
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 15:15

This week the Schrenk lab is being represented at the Gordon Research Conference on Marine Microbes in Tuscany, Italy by Katrina Twing and Billy Brazelton. It has been an information-packed few days with great lectures, debates and poster presentations.

Posted by: Katrina
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 01:41

The spring was a busy season here in Greenville. The lab attended NASA's Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, GA, after which two of our collaborators, Dr. Igor Tiago of Portugal and Dr. Susan Lang of ETH in Zurich, Switzerland came to visit the lab.