- Professor Gaucher and postdoc Betül Kacar present at the NAI Workshop without walls.
- Ziming Zhao presents her research, Application of Bioinformatics in Evolutionary Studies:
- Department of Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology, Beijing
- Xian-Sun Zhang's Group, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
- Postdoc Megan Cole was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA). This is the first postdoctoral NRSA ever awarded to a postdoc in the School of Biology at Georgia Tech.
- Josh Stern is awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to study the evolution of bacterial translation.
- Professor Gaucher is quoted in Popular Mechanics about the Venter Institute's synthetic biology breakthrough
- Postdoc Betül Kacar receives a travel award from NASA Astrobiology Institute and is selected to speak at the AbSciCon 2010.
- We have published our latest work in evolutionary synthetic biology that describes a combination of molecular evolutionary models and protein engineering to develop novel DNA polymerases (Article and SI). The analyses exploited our REAP approach towards directed evolution. We anticipate that these engineered polymerases will be useful for next-generation DNA sequencing (sequencing-by-synthesis) and detecting single-nucleotide-polymorphisms.
- Megan Cole and Josh Stern attend the Gordon Research Conference on the 'Orgins of Life' in Galveston, TX.
- The Gaucher Group is featured at "Number 5" in Astrobiology Magazine's countdown of the top 10 astrobiology stories of 2009
- Prof. Gaucher is invited to present the group's research for the American Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists
- Prof. Gaucher is invited to attend the NAKFI conference on Synthetic
- Postdoc Megan Cole receives a travel award and is selected to speak at
the Gordon Research Conference on the 'Origins of Life'
- Prof. Gaucher and his postdoc Betül Kacar are featured in a press article
- Ph.D. Student James Kratzer is awarded the TI:GER fellowship from
- Profs Gaucher and Hud present a talk about the origins and evolution
of life to the general public in Atlanta
- Prof. Gaucher awarded the NASA Carl Sagan Fellowship for Early Career