FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2020 - Page 10


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1 January 2020 Research and Training Grant Applications >


Science | Business Bulletin 24 November 2020 >
Science | Business Bulletin No . 892 Bringing together industry , research and policy
The quickening pace of scientific and technological discovery is re-shaping policies , markets and economies around the world . Arm yourself with a regular new Science | Business briefing .
Source : Science | Business
DSMZ researchers outline mechanisms of marine bacterial communities degrading plastic materials >
The Leibniz Institute DSMZ - German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH
Plastic waste is increasingly becoming an environmental problem . Even the introduction of biodegradable plastic in the production of coffee cups , for example , has not contributed to reducing waste . Although biodegradable plastic can be used in part by microorganisms as a food source , knowledge of the degradation processes is still incomplete . For example , the degradation of plastics in the marine environment has not yet been well studied . In their current study , Dr . Basak Öztürk and her team have now investigated how marine microorganisms decompose and recycle biodegradable plastic .
Read the paper - Synergistic biodegradation of aromaticaliphatic copolyester plastic by a marine microbial consortium >
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• Interviews with Prof . Miroslav Radman , Prof . David Sherrat , and Prof . Graham Walker
Microbiology Society ’ s new SARS- CoV-2 and COVID-19 hub >
Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 , the Microbiology Society has worked with our members to support their ongoing research , and contribution to , the UK and worldwide efforts in combatingthe impacts of the coronavirus .
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 hub , where you will have access to all content published by the Microbiology Society relating to SARS-CoV-2 , including digital events , press releases , journal collections and more .
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