Biology

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel J. Jackson and his team at the University of Göttingen use snails and sponges as models to study how animals make biominerals, and to gain insight into how this ability first evolved. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow an animal to make...

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

As high temperatures continue to set records around the globe, aquatic organisms are facing new environmental extremes. Freshwater and marine animals will either adapt to resulting changes in salinity, temperature and oxygen, or face mortality and possible extinction....

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild and her group at the Free University Berlin study the acoustic communication and social behaviour of wild bats to understand the evolutionary interplay of social and vocal complexity, the functional significance of culturally transmitted song...

Dr David Greenberg – The Genetics Of Epilepsy

Dr David Greenberg – The Genetics Of Epilepsy

Searching for disease-causing genes is no simple task. Dr David Greenberg has been studying the genetic determinants of inherited epilepsy for 30 years and explains how the search can be hampered by deeply ingrained, but incorrect, assumptions within the field....

The American Society For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology

The American Society For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology

Representing over 12,000 members worldwide, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has been advancing the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology for the last 100 years. Over the next few pages we have had the pleasure of speaking...

The Biotechnology And Biological Sciences Research Council

The Biotechnology And Biological Sciences Research Council

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is one of seven Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research, with the goal of tackling major challenges such as lessening the...

Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster – The Seeds We Sow And The Grain We Reap

Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster – The Seeds We Sow And The Grain We Reap

Much of the world’s population is dependent on just a few crops, with blight and disease an ever-present threat. Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster of the Helmholtz Centre Munich, after many years researching plant defences against pathogenic attack, aims to open the door to...

Professor Paul Dent – Developing Cancer Killing Combinations

Professor Paul Dent – Developing Cancer Killing Combinations

Professor Paul Dent is committed to taking an idea from the bench to the bedside. He is doing just that by designing clinical trials that investigate how drugs can combine and synergise to kill tumour cells. Maximising the potential of cancer treatments Professor Paul...

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

Professor Karl Forchhammer and his colleagues analyse how cyanobacteria can survive and recover from long periods of starvation. They use the model strain Synechocystis PCC 6803, a non-diazotrophic, unicellular cyanobacterium. When deprived of a nitrogen source, the...

Professor Naoko Tanese – Huntingtin: Its Role In Gene Expression

Professor Naoko Tanese – Huntingtin: Its Role In Gene Expression

Professor Naoko Tanese and her research team at New York University School of Medicine investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulatory pathways. Specifically, Professor Tanese is interested in identifying the post-transcriptional functions of the...