Welcome Liu Songnian! The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new Ph.D. Student Liu Songnian. Liu Songnian graduated this past summer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in July 2009 at Shandong University in Weihai, China.
The Clark University Genome Annotation team has adopted Denitrovibrio acetiphilus. D. acetiphilus, which is a member of the phylum Deferribacteres, is one of the organisms selected for the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea. Students will be annotating the genome of Denitrovibrio acetiphilus in several classes offered at Clark University, including Microbiology (Biol109) and Biochemistry I (Chem271). Additional physiological experiments will be performed in the Wiatrowski Laboratory.
Heather Wiatrowski’s most recent paper was mentioned in the Editor’s Choice section of Science. The full citation of the article is as follows: “Reduction of Hg(II) to Hg(0) by Magnetite” Heather A. Wiatrowski, Soumya Das, Ravi Kukkadapu, Eugene S. Ilton, Tamar Barkay and Nathan Yee Environ. Sci. Technol., 2009, 43 (14), pp 5307–5313
Professor Heather Wiatrowski was accepted into the program Undergraduate Research in Microbial Genome Annotation.
Heather Wiatrowski attended a workshop at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek California, where she learned how to use software associated with the Undergraduate Research in Microbial Genome Annotation. She also got a tour of the facility. For more information about the project, click here: http://www.jgi.doe.gov/education/genomeannotation.html
The Wiatrowski lab bids farewell to Kaylie Curran. She will be spending Spring 2009 at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Best of luck, Kaylie!
The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new mercury analyzer. It is a Millenium Mercury Analyzer from PS Analytical. It uses Cold Vapor Atomic Fluoresence Spectroscopy to quantify mercury.
Johanna Finn installs the software.
Kaylie Curran unpacks the Mercury Analyzer.
The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new Coy Anaerobic Chamber! Here are pictures of the installation.