There are times where some of the team are out on the road, sampling, collaborating or using a big collider.
Azores sampling trip 2013
Stress in a hot place – Collecting extremophiles earthworms that live on volcanic caldera.
The Team are went off to the Azores for an earthworm sampling trip and to make the rest of us back home jealous. The extreme conditions at the site make it an incredible source to be investigated in examining adaptation and interaction with extreme environments.
The Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.
Luis and Marta are presenting at the 2013 Evolution conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. This is “the premier annual opportunity for sharing scientific research related to evolution”, and Luis will be keeping us updated on how it’s going here!