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Marine microbes star in BlueMicrobe DVD

The following clips are now available for download from Out of the Blue, a DVD on marine microbes:

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 Bioprospecting: Alan Bull

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 Cell Signalling and biofilms: animation

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 Virus infection of Emiliania huxleyi: animation

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 Cell signalling and biofilms: Grant Burgess

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 Introducing the invisible: Ian Joint

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 Bioprospecting: Jem Stach

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 Cell signalling and biofilms: Karen Tait

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 Microbial evolution and tree of life: animation

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 Versatile viruses: Willie Wilson

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Narrated by Quentin Cooper, Out of the Blue was produced by Panache Productions with support from the NERC BlueMicrobe knowledge transfer network.  Interviews and location filming cover bioprospecting, molecular technologies, cell signalling, biofilms, and the versatility of viruses.  Computer-generated imagery, by Glynn Gorick and others, provides novel insights into the complexity of microbial interactions and evolution. The 35-minute, PAL format DVD is intended to be of interest to non-specialists as well as those working in the field, and has received very positive feedback from both academics and industrialists.  Limited “free issue” copies are still available - if you are interested in receiving one, please contact Paul Lonsdale. 


Phil Williamson describes the significance of M & FMB research in an article for NERC's in-house magazine Planet Earth details (PDF format 311KB) 


Report on marine biotech opportunities -
A study into the prospects for marine biotechnology development in the UK
This report was prepared for the Foresight Marine Panel by Meredith Lloyd-Evans of Biobridge Ltd, and refers extensively to M&FMB activities. For an executive summary of the reports see:
www.dti.gov.uk/marine_biotechnology_report.html and follow the links for Volumes 1 and 2


  

 

Last updated January 2007