In a newly published research, members of the Baliga and Price labs share discoveries from their studies of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii – Chlamy for short. Excerpt: To the casual observer, algae may appear to be a nuisance.
Originally published: Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter – April 2016Photosynthetic microalgae such as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlamy for short) have the potential to become sustainable biofactories for renewable biofuels and a wide variety of other valuable commodities. However, biofuel production using microalgae […]
The past nine days have been exciting for the Baliga Lab. Dr. Anne Thompson and Claudia Ludwig have been working with eight teachers to begin the process of translating Anne’s oceanography research on the Invisible Forest into curriculum that offers a hands-on, engaging experience for high school students.
Baliga lab publishes new algorithms to unzip and decode microbial genomes. EGRIN 2.0, an open-access multiscale model, captures genetic instructions for executing the dynamic molecular processes in unprecedented detail.
Scientists at ISB and University of Washington led a multi-institutional effort to generate the first predictive model for gene regulation of methanogenesis in a hydrogenotrophic methanogen, Methanococcus maripaludis.
Our researchers discover that programmed cell death of algae may play an important role in driving the global carbon cycle
Here we report that during continuous culture of Methanococcus maripaludis under defined nutrient conditions, growth yields relative to methane production decreased markedly with either H(2) excess or formate excess.
This model accurately recapitulates known dynamical properties of the Cu circuit and predicts that intracellular Cu-buffering emerges as a consequence of the interplay of paralogous metallochaperones that traffic and allocate Cu to distinct targets.
Nitin Baliga received the 2012 Alvin J. Thompson Award from NWABR for his contributions to high school science education. He and two other award recipients were honored at an event on June 12.
The Marc Facciotti lab at UC Davis published A workflow for genome-wide mapping of archaeal transcription factors with ChIP-seq. This paper demonstrates a novel ChIP-seq workflow for mapping genome-wide binding sites of natively expressed transcription factors in archaea. Gaggle software features prominently.
The Systems Bioinformatics Workshop 2012 will be held at ISB on September 10th and 11th. Presentations and tutorials will cover the following topics:
- network inference and analysis
- scientific computing in the cloud
- biological data visualization
- software architecture for biological research
Seattle Local Health Guide Blog published an interview about our recent paper “Niche adaptation by expansion and reprogramming of general transcription factors”.