Author: Diana Kenney

Recent Deep-Sea Research from New MBL Scientist Emil Ruff

Recent Deep-Sea Research from New MBL Scientist Emil Ruff

Welcome to Emil Ruff, who has joined the Marine Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Scientist in the Ecosystems Center and the Bay Paul Center. The Ruff lab studies microbial life in deep-sea ecosystems, where light doesn’t penetrate and energy is scarce. To thrive in this environment, most microbes collaborate and develop complex food webs. The

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At World Economic Forum in Davos, Support for MBL Research is Voiced

At World Economic Forum in Davos, Support for MBL Research is Voiced

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Princeton professor and MBL Whitman Scientist Clifford Brangwynne advocated for philanthropy for the Marine Biological Laboratory and other institutions that are discovering and studying marine life. “The technologies of tomorrow come from the discoveries in basic research today,” he said. “The ocean, with its incredible biodiversity —

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Former MBL Trustee Claire M. Fraser is President-Elect of AAAS

Former MBL Trustee Claire M. Fraser is President-Elect of AAAS

Former MBL Trustee Claire M. Fraser has been named president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary science society. An expert in microbial genomics, Fraser founded and directs the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She will begin her term on Feb. 18

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Team Digs Deep to Discover if Viral Infections in Plants Affect Soil Carbon Storage

Team Digs Deep to Discover if Viral Infections in Plants Affect Soil Carbon Storage

MBL Senior Scientist Zoe Cardon has received a collaborative grant from the Department of Energy to study how viral infections in plants can affect the fate of the largest pool of organic carbon stored in soils: organic carbon bound to minerals. As carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise, driving further climate

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