Tag Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

Interdisciplinarity in evolutionary science… and video game design.

This post is written by UI faculty Barrie Robison One year ago, my colleague Terry Soule and I embarked on a somewhat crazy idea – we wanted to make a video game built upon the principles of evolutionary biology. The two of … Continue reading

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Amoeba hugs are often deadly, and sometimes they set your career

This post is written by NCAT faculty Misty Thomas My passion for Microbiology first started when I was in my undergraduate microbiology class at the Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I’m sure it was a cold … Continue reading

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On Microbial Individuality

This post is written by UI postdoc Jessica Lee I’m writing this blog post in hopes of convincing you to see every microbial cell as a unique individual. It’s a big ask, because microbes are numerous, and even card-carrying microbe lovers have … Continue reading

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The evolution of code is like the evolution of DNA nanotechnology

This post is written by UI faculty Peter Allen I’m Peter Allen, a professor of Chemistry at the University of Idaho. I use DNA nanotechnology to build tiny things like autonomous nanomachines. DNA is more than genes and heredity. When I tell … Continue reading

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Kalyanmoy Deb, BEACON’s Koenig Endowed Chair Professor, has crossed 100,000 citations

Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a BEACON member, has crossed 100,000 citation mark according to Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=paTAXiIAAAAJ&hl=en). He is one of the two faculty members in the College of Engineering, and one … Continue reading

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James Foster Honored at EvoStar Conference in Amsterdam

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, BEACON’s Lead at University of Idaho, Prof. James Foster, was honored by SPECIES, the professional organization that sponsors the annual EvoStar Conference, at its the 20th annual Evostar Conference, this year held in Amsterdam. He was one of … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny creepy crawlies: the phage in your backyard

This post is written by MSU postdoc Sarah Doore When I was little, my dad would often take me around the backyard to hunt for bugs. Spiders—which are not bugs, but little me didn’t care about taxonomy at the time—were my … Continue reading

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Join the conversation: links between communication and cooperation in bacteria

This post is written by UI postdoc Eric Bruger (twitter: @elbruger13) We are used to thinking of ourselves as helpful beings, and humans are comparatively more cooperative in relation to many other species. The ability to cooperate is a major reason humans … Continue reading

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Reporting back! Highlights from the Public Engagement Workshop

This post is by UT Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. Tessa is working with Hans Hofmann (UT Austin), Travis Hagey (MSU), and Alexa Warwick (MSU) on public engagement at BEACON. The majority of scientists engage with public audiences about STEM topics, … Continue reading

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Food for thought: research-based courses replace regurgitation with digestion!

This post is by UW research scientist Katie Dickinson This blog is based on a true story… After work the other day, I walked with a friend to a nearby café for dinner. After ordering, we each pulled out our laptops to … Continue reading

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