Please join us on Thursday, January 27 at 7:30pmas we kick off the winter season of GMGI’s Science Hour with Harvard University’s Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Dr. Peter Girguis.
This is not Planet Earth: Recent findings from our work on the physiological and biochemical adaptations to life in the deep sea
The deep sea represents more then 80% of our planet’s living space, and harbors some of the Earth’s most extreme environments. Dr. Girguis and his colleagues study the microbes and animals that live in these environments using “omics-informed” physiological experiments that aim to:
- Measure metabolic activity – including carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen metabolism
- Examine the associated patterns of gene and protein expression
- Relate their research activity to biogeochemical cycles
Studying these communities is an incredible challenge – many of these habitats are located where pressure is immensely high and temperatures range from near…
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