An international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam. The breakthrough, the researchers say, may also be a game-changer for the industrial production of clean biofuels.
Last week, Northeastern researchers were joined by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Stephen W. Director to converse with audience members at the Boston Museum of Science from a unique vantage point: the bottom of the ocean at the Aquarius Reef Base off Florida’s coast.
Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, on Monday afternoon discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people, after which he engaged in a conversation with President Joseph E. Aoun.
WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.
Dan Distel, executive director of Ocean Genome Legacy, is a co-author on a recently published article about shipworms.
Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel Laureate and globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, is a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science.
Northeastern’s University’s Marine Science Center will soon house a tissue collection from the world’s most rare, strange, and remarkable ocean creatures.
Ocean Genome Legacy, New England Biolabs to move rare ocean genome repository to Boston