I and two of my graduate students, Songnian Liu and Yingjiao Wang, recently attended the First Annual Nanoworcester Symposium, on February 12, 2011. Many thanks to Reema Zeineldin at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for organizing this!
Songnian Liu presented a poster, entitled “Can NOx-scrubbing bacteria withstand high levels of mercury?”, about his work with Denitrovibrio acetiphilus. Denitrovibrio acetiphilus is one of the microorganisms in the Joint Genome Intitute’s Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea that Clark University has “adopted” for genome interpretation by undergraduate students. For more information about undergraduate genome interpretation, click here. Songian Liu is following up some of this work with functional studies in the laboratory.
I’m excited about NanoWorcester. Reema Zeineldin started this group last summer, and it’s great to have something like this here in Worcester.