Research of the Biology Department is out of this World!

Participation in the Astrobiology Society of Britain 2017 Meeting

In the same week that witnessed the end of the much-loved Cassini’s mission to Saturn, Dr André Antunes (EHU-Biology Department) attended the ASB7 conference of the Astrobiology Society of Britain. His participation showcased the current engagement of the department with research in extreme environments and its potential implications and helpful insights for looking for Life outside our own planet.

Dr Antunes participated with the following communications:

  • “Deep-sea Brines: Terrestrial Analogues of the Icy Moons of the Outer Solar System”- Oral communication (presenting author).
  • “Microbial Reduction and Good Practices for Planetary Protection of Outer Solar System Bodies”- Poster communication (co-author).

Guest Article in Microbiology Today

Dr Marta Filipa Simões and Dr André Antunes (Biology Department, EHU) participated as guest authors on the special issue of Microbiology Today dedicated to the Archaea.

Their article, focusing on the contribution of members of this prokaryotic domain in activated sludge systems, provides an overview of current knowledge in this topic. The online version of their article is available following this link.

University accommodation wins another top national award

Edge Hill University has won yet another coveted accommodation award being crowned the Best Value for Money Student Accommodation in the UK. Record numbers of home and international students, over 34,000, voted in this year’s National Student Housing Survey Awards 2017. As well as scooping the top spot Edge Hill was also named in the […]