Archaeal and bacterial genome size influenced by ecosystem type and trophic strategies
Today (2022-01-21) we had our latest publication featured in the SciLifeLab website
The analysis resulted in a broad overview of genome size distribution across three different ecosystems, showing that MAGs recovered from aquatic and host-associated ecosystems present smaller estimated genome sizes than those recovered from terrestrial ecosystems.
2nd Miint group photo
Today (2021-08-03) we had our second Miint group photo and outdoor social
Science needs real humans, diverse humans, to flourish. When we come together with our different ways of seeing the world, we can complement each other and make science stronger
More diverse green sulfur bacteria in the world than previously thought
Today (2021-05-20) our research was featured on the DEEP news webpage
“What we find the coolest from the work is that we find some of these Chlorobia strains to be abundant in different lakes and ponds in different continents. These bacteria live in the areas of the lakes that have no oxygen, below the first meters of oxygenated water. So, thinking about how some ubiquitous strains of these bacteria can be in these different isolated environments is interesting. Does it disperse and migrate, how does it tolerate oxygen then? Or were they rather everywhere before Earth became oxygenated billions of years ago?… There are a lot of unknowns and we still need to do more research to understand their physiology and role in biogeochemical cycles, says Sarahi Garcia”
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of SciLifeLab wants to help provide a safe space and boost science
Today (2021-02-04) the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of SciLifeLab that we co-funded was featured in SciLife Newsletter
“The goal was to create a safe platform where people can talk about diversity and inclusion. We also wanted to highlight the contribution of diversity to science. People with different backgrounds and different ways of thinking allow for more creative work”
Sarahi Garcia joined quest expanding known diversity of bacteria and archaea by 44%
“my contribution is really small among the almost 200 co-authors. I think that is the magic of science ‘we stand on the shoulders of giants’, and as scientists work together in networks to uncover the secrets of nature”
The researcher seeking help from bacteria to create sustainable solutions
“I want to understand microbial diversity and interactions between microorganisms in nature. As humans, we also need to appreciate our own diversity and cooperate for a better world. While that sounds idealistic, perhaps even utopian, if bacteria can achieve great things together perhaps we too can succeed in doing so”
1st Miint group photo
Today (2020-08-05) we had our first group retreat and group photo. What a privilege to work in a group of heartful and brilliant scientists!
Researching microbial interactions against all odds – meet Sarahi Garcia
Today (2019-11-06) we were featured in the SciLifeLab webpage.
“Not everybody comes from an academic family and already know during their undergrad that they’re going into academia and therefore do all the right steps, click all the right buttons and contact all the right people. Not everybody has this path, and if we truly want diversity in science we need to have more role models for people that come from different backgrounds … If I can be a good influence and help people in finding their path in who they are and who they want to become, that makes me feel happy. “