Are you a middle school or high school student interested in learning about careers in the ocean, earth and environmental sciences? C-MORE invites you and your family to attend a FREE hands-on Ocean FEST and TECH (PDF) event at the Mānoa Experience on Saturday 23 Feb. For more information please see the flyer PDF.
C-MORE scientists from MIT and MBARI have just published a path finding paper on “Pattern and synchrony of gene expression among sympatric microbial populations.” The article appeared this week in the online, ahead of print version of PNAS.
This study, the first of its kind, used multi-taxon genome wide transcriptome profiling to investigate the “who and when” of gene expression over two diel cycles for microbial assemblages at 23 m off the coast of Northern California. This study employed the Scholin ESP robot (above) for time-series sampling, and state of the art sequencing and statistical analyses. It is a tour de force, and a must read for all microbial oceanographers.
Congratulations to the author team: Elizabeth Ottesen, Curtis Young, John Eppley, John Ryan, Francisco Chavez, Chris Scholin and Ed DeLong — yes, it does take a village, especially for cutting edge research! Read more about it on MIT’s news page and MBARI’s news page.
An inspired anonymous donor has made one of the largest gift commitments to the University of Hawai‘i by a private individual to benefit UH students and research. Included in the $9.2 million gift commitment are funds for a chair in microbial oceanography that “will support, reward, and help retain talented faculty.“ Read more about it, including a brief interview with C-MORE PI and director Dave Karl, in the UH News and in UH Foundation press release.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced their new cohort of Investigators in Marine Microbiology. We are pleased to announce that Dave Karl, Mak Saito, Ed DeLong, were all selected in what must have been a very intense competition, given the others who were selected, and the many excellent scientists who were considered for this honor. (All four C-MORE PIs — Penny Chisholm, Jon Zehr, Ed DeLong, and Dave Karl — were first cohort Investigators.)
Over the past seven years the Moore Foundation has provided generous and invaluable support for our research and education missions. In addition to the Investigator program, they also provided past and present support for several C-MORE investigator projects, partial support for the C-MORE summer training course, and an equipment grant for C-MORE Hale.
We are pleased to report that
the Moore Foundation will
continue to be an indispensable
May 29 to June 29, 2013 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Offered to graduate students and post-docs, the 2013 summer course explores the dynamic and fundamental role marine microbes play in shaping ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry. Deadline to apply is Friday, January 18, 2013. For more information, download the flyer PDF and visit the 2013 course web site.
This summer C-MORE will conduct a “continuous” long-term field experiment at Station ALOHA to observe and interpret temporal variability in microbial processes, and the consequences for ecological dynamics and biogeochemical cycling. Special focus will be given to time-space coupling because proper scale sampling of the marine environment is an imperative, but generally neglected aspect of marine microbiology. Learn more at the HOE-DYLAN site.
On 3 October 2012, Ed DeLong received the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award given by the College of Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis, his alma mater! This is a terrific honor and distinction, but also one that is well earned. Ed has been at the forefront of several of our discipline's most important discoveries over the past decades from the discovery of plankton archaea, to the ecophysiology of rhopdopsin, to his pioneering roles in the marine genomics and transcriptomics revolutions. He is still a young fellow, so we can expect even more in the coming years. Please join me in raising a toast to Ed for a job well done. DMK.
UH Mānoa oceanography graduate student Shimi Rii was a cruise participant on the first major HOE-DYLAN cruise earlier this summer to Station ALOHA. As part of her professional development program, she has posted a “tribute to Bob Dylan and the complexities of algal blooms”on the Student Voices Blog at Nature.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2012
8:30–11 am HST • 11:30–2 pm PST • 2:30–5 pm EST
Applications are closed. All participants will be required to complete a brief homework assignment that includes writing about their own research project. For more information, download the flyer PDF.
Using a newly developed analytical technique, a team of researchers from the US and Mexico was the first to report long-hypothesized vitamin B deficient zones in the ocean. “An important result of our study is that the concentrations of the five major B vitamins vary independently and appear to have different sources and sink,’ said co-author David Karl, Oceanography professor and C-MORE director. “This could lead to complex interactions among populations of microbes, from symbiosis to intense competition.”
Read more about it at in the International Business Times, UH News, EurekAlert!, and in the SOEST press release PDF; see the paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Image courtesy of Paul Lethaby, SOEST.
Wed 08 Aug • 3 pm • C-MORE Hale, Moore Conference Center, UH Mānoa. Download the flyer PDF for more information.
On the Friday 04 May edition of Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation”, Jenny Kuwahara, an 8th grade science teacher at Mililani Middle School and president-elect of the Hawai‘i Science Teachers Association, talks about C-MORE’s Microscopes in Middle Schools program and the value of hands-on experience in science education. Ms Kuwahara’s segment of the program starts at about the 38 minute mark.
Saturday, June 09, starting at 8:30 am in the C-MORE Hale Moore Conference Center, UH Mānoa; Grieg Steward, moderator.
Saturday, June 02, starting at 8:30 am in the C-MORE Hale Moore Conference Center, UH Mānoa; Dave Karl, moderator.
Using 13 years of Hawai‘i Ocean Time-series (HOT) data from Station ALOHA, an international team of scientists led by C-MORE director David Karl has documented a regular, significant, and unexpected increase in the amount of particulate matter exported to the deep sea in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. The findings were published in the 07 February 2012 issue of PNAS, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Matthew Church (UHM) and Ricardo M. Letelier (OSU) are co-authors. See the profile of Dr Karl at PNAS (subscription only). Read more about it at UH News, which also has a profile of Dr Karl.
In collaboration with a consortium of scientists studying everything from penguins to krill to microbes, researchers from the Steward Laboratory spent the austral summer at Palmer Station on the West Antarctic Peninsula (WPA) investigating the mortality of phytoplankton due to viruses. An article in Popular Mechanics gives a taste of the unique flavor of conducting research on ice. (Image by Jennifer Bogo.)
May 29 to July 6, 2012
Offered to graduate students and post-docs, the 2012 summer course explores the dynamic and fundamental role marine microbes play in shaping ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
C-MORE Hale Moore Conference Center (1950 East-West Road)
Wednesday 4 January 2012
11 am HST (1 pm PST / 4 pm EST)
C-MORE Hale Moore Conference Center (1950 East-West Road) or watch as it is streamed live from the C-MORE home page.
The mission of the Schmidt Ocean Institute is to combine advanced science with state-of-the art technology on our globally capable research vessels to create lasting legacy in ocean exploration and discovery, catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans, and foster deeper understanding of our environment. Visit the event web page or download the flyer PDF for more information about the presentation, and about SOI’s mission.
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