Pilot Launch!

The IAB Greenhouse pilot project is in full bloom…well, more accurately we are waiting for germination…but regardless! With the help of some wonderful undergraduates, Alex Keller and Jason Foreman, blueberry and cranberry seeds have happy, experimental homes tucked safely away in soil inoculate from FPES. Cannot wait to see what secrets these saplings will reveal.

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MinION Hackathon

The Drown lab is at it again! The annual MinION Hackathon began on Sunday, and UAF graduate students, undergraduate students and friends were invited to use this revolutionary technology, sequencing DNA samples on their own. ┬áLearning genomics can be fun, just ask the Hackathon participants and their “minion” accomplices.

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Core Collection and Addition to the Drown Lab!

Alexandra Keller, a bright new mind to UAF, is the newest (and youngest) member of the Drown lab! On Thursday, Alex assisted with soil core collection at the Fairbanks Permafrost Experimental Station (FPES). It was her first time in the field and it will be her first time working in a greenhouse come the week of the pilot launch. Welcome, Alex!

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Greenhouse Grandeur

There is growth in the greenhouse! Blueberries and cranberries germinated. Now we are testing three nutrient poor soil treatments. Brace yourselves, the greenhouse pilot study is ready for take off!

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