Journal Club Meeting 22nd September

https://ift.tt/3hDsw9s The UCL Genetics Society will be hosting its first Journal Club meeting this time next week, on Wednesday 22nd September at 11am GMT via Zoom. This meeting is themed on Internship Experiences, and we will have three speakers: Joshua Williams, Nishika Jain, and Nastia Ilina. Please see the Students Union Page for more details,Continue reading “Journal Club Meeting 22nd September”

You can now sign up to the UCL Genetics Society on the Student’s Union website! https://ift.tt/3n2L72h…

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J You can now sign up to the UCL Genetics Society on the Student’s Union website! https://studentsunionucl.org/clubs-societies/genetics-society This year we are offering two membership options: free remote membership, and a £3 in-person membership. If you were a student last year you will need to renew your membership to continue attending events. In order to getContinue reading “You can now sign up to the UCL Genetics Society on the Student’s Union website! https://ift.tt/3n2L72h…”

GenSoc has a new website which you can find at https://ift.tt/3BbcICe ! We welcome you to go and check it out….

GenSoc has a new website which you can find at https://ift.tt/3BbcICe ! We welcome you to go and check it out. You will find information about society events and other opportunities, as well as being able to read the GenSoc blog. We look forward to meeting you in September! Join our Discord server at https://ift.tt/3DgndWsContinue reading “GenSoc has a new website which you can find at https://ift.tt/3BbcICe ! We welcome you to go and check it out….”

Algal Photobioreactors

Microorganismal algae, perhaps most recognisable blooming on a stagnant lake, offers a great alternative to fossil fuels. Furthermore, selecting for growth traits in these plants gives the potential for ultrahigh biomass productivity, supporting a transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy source. I will discuss the most important features of algae for biofuel production here, asContinue reading “Algal Photobioreactors”

The Genetic Toggle Switch

Synthetic biology, a new and exciting field of biological engineering, investigates how we can re-programme cellular components in a bottom-up approach, building new biological systems from existing and altered parts. An incredible array of creations have sprung to life over the relatively short period since the field’s inception, particularly thanks to the international Genetically EngineeredContinue reading “The Genetic Toggle Switch”

A Model Mushroom

Schizophyllum commune, also known as the split-gill mushroom, may be the most widely distributed and common fungal species on the planet. Not only this, but the intricacies of its reproductive and degradative systems are incredible and unique characteristics which have helped cement it as an important fungal model organism. Here, I’ll present an array ofContinue reading “A Model Mushroom”

De-extinction

What comes to mind when you first hear the term de-extinction? For me, it’s Jurassic-Park-style dinosaur tourism. Modern de-extinction research covers a variety of methods, but due to a series of technical and ethical challenges, such imaginative ideas as modern-day Velociraptor remain infeasible. Here, I’ll explain some of the history of de-extinction research, the practicalitiesContinue reading “De-extinction”