Marine macroalgae – commonly known as seaweed – have long been used by humans in culinary pursuits. In recent times, biomedical uses have emerged, as well as in the development of biofuels.
The Ocean Genome Legacy recently held a BioBlitz event on Martha’s Vineyard where members of the public were engaged in collecting and identifying local organisms that could potentially be contributed to the OGL repository.
Three Seas students, who just departed from 2 months at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, recently undertook a bioblitz with the MSC’s Ocean Genome Legacy.
The Ocean Genome Legacy is excited to be collaborating with the Austrian Academy of Sciences to study marine genomes in the search for new cancer therapies.
DNA extraction kits developed by the Ocean Genome Legacy are being used aboard the Okeanus Explorer on its current mission to explore marine life off Hawaii.
MSC faculty and leadership recently traveled to Capitol Hill to talk with legislators about how the impacts of climate change affect coastal cities
OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.
As featured in today’s Boston Globe, there are many mutual benefits to the Ocean Genome Legacy’s move to the Marine Science Center.
Check out this great video about the Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL), which relocated to the Marine Science Center in January.
In a special event on Monday, Nobel Laureate and Northeastern Distinguished University Professor Sir Richard Roberts spoke of his love of bacteria.