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Extreme bugs with extreme advantages - how do you find medicines in harsh environments?

Blog on the SBS seminar from Prof Marcel Jaspars written by Jessie Jungels, student from the “Meet the scientists” course 

In a world of growing antibiotic resistance and newly emerging diseases (not to mention, Covid-19), drug discovery and development have become more important than ever. Even though nature is one…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Bioenergy from Miscanthus

I model projections of bioenergy crop yield and energy, carbon capture, and environmental impacts, and in the last year myself and Astley Hastings have published three papers on Miscanthus x giganteus as a bioenergy crop. What I have discovered is that in England miscanthus is a robust bioenergy crop against…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Blended Learning in the Covid-19 Pandemic

As we approach the milestone of a year since the Covid-19 pandemic forced a seismic shift in the delivery of teaching in universities around the world, I reflect on our experience of blended learning here in the School of Biological Sciences.

At the beginning of 2020, the term “blended learning”…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

In the Heat of the Heather

When I mention that my PhD is in wildfire ecology, most people immediately ask if I study the fires in Australia or California. I am often met with surprise when I reply that I study Scottish wildfires and that there are in fact plenty of wildfires here. While these fires…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Happy World Soil Day!

The astronomer Carl Sagan famously said that “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.” But while…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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