The laboratory is now operational, just in time: Two NC State University undergraduate students and two REU undergraduate students (Stockton University and Cornell University) have completed the first week of their summer research projects.
We have a current opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow.
Find a detailed description here: Postdoc Position – Exometabolites
Update: We have filled the Postdoc Position.
Our new paper in the journal Environmental Microbiology reports the discovery of ‘Rhodopetrobactin’ siderophores from the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris. The chemistry of Rhodopetrobactins appears to be well suited for the versatile lifestyle of R. palustris which includes nitrogen-fixing phototrophic growth modes in sediment and soil with variable anaerobic and aerobic conditions.
Baars, O., Morel, F. M. M. and Zhang, X., The purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris produces novel petrobactin-related siderophores under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Environmental Microbiology. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14078
Boxes with new equipment are arriving.