Monday, 12 November 2007
Saturday, 14 July 2007
The three Wellcome Trust Bioarchaeology Fellows, Kirsty Penkman, Hannah Koon and Stephen Buckley present their research to Dr Mark Walport - Director of the Wellcome Trust when her presented the the York Biology Open Lecture on Wednesday 23rd May.
Congratulations to Rebecca (at back), who has been awarded a lectureship in Dental Morphology at the University of Liverpool. It will great to have Rebecca up north again after her sojourns in Bristol and Exeter and we hope to see her back in BioArch soon.
BioArch hit the media heights when the paper "Ancient Biomolecules from Deep Ice Cores Reveal a Forested Southern Greenland" was published in Science. Matthew appeared on BBC News 24, while Enrico featured on Radio Canada. OK so you wern't watching, BBC News 24, but never mind, Matthews dad has the video of his appearance, so you can count the number of times he said "amazing!" No one has tracked down Enrico's radio performance, but there is audio of Matthew talking to BBC Radio Scotland on the departmental website (so there is no excuse to miss it).
Below is a selection of the news stories - the actual article is here.
Greenland ice yields hope on climate
Boston Globe, United States -
|Greenland reveals its true colours|
Globe and Mail, Canada -
|DNA reveals Greenland's lush past|
BBC News, UK -
|Greenland really was green, world's oldest DNA reveals|
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
|Long back, Greenland was really green|
Times of India, India -
|Greenland once had thriving forests, say scientists|
Canada.com, Canada -
|DNA shows Greenland was once green|
Aljazeera.net, Qatar -
Fortunately she will only be a short walk across the campus, and it gives us an excuse to play we even more equipment....
Monday, 2 April 2007
Monday, 19 March 2007
Renee van de Locht is a Master student Landscape Archaeology in the Institute for Geo-and BioArchaeology (IGBA), at the Vrije Universiteit in
She is currently working on Starch analysis with Karen Hardy. This research will be her Master thesis project. The samples Renee and Karen are working on are from central
Saturday, 17 March 2007
Thesis title: “Mummy remains: morphological, microbiological and biochemical approaches to their molecular taphonomy”.
- Extend the knowledge of changes in "ancient biomolecules" as caused by post-mortem transformation processes in human tissue.
- Apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the stability of biomolecules in different ancient tissues, based on the visualized structures.
At BioArch she is doing shotgun proteomics in order to study the level of degradation of mummy tissues by assesing the state of preservation of collagen type I in both populations of study. The techniques for this approach are protein extraction from soft and mineralised tissues with posterior characterization by nanoLC-MS/MS and TEM.Contact details:
Lic. María Inés Zylber
Department of Parasitology
Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School
P.O.Box 12272, Ein Karem
Jerusalem 91120, ISRAEL