Richard Cogdell - Bacterial Photosynthesis (MWV 069)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Richard Cogdell is the Director of the Institute for Molecular Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Glasglow, Scotland. Richard was led to a career in studying bacterial photosynthesis by a desire to learn and understand basic photosynthesis, he "wanted to know how natured worked." In 1995, Richard's research group, in collaboration with others, used protein crystallography to determine the three dimensional structure of a light-harvesting complex from the purple bacterium,...

Mimicking the Light-Harvesting Processes of Nature

submitted by: icamvid

Ken Ghiggino gives a talk at the ICAM 2007 conference about new synthetic materials that control light energy with electron transfer that mimicks photosynthesis.

Control of Ultrafast Energy Transport in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

submitted by: icamvid

Wendel Wohlleben gives a talk at the ICAM 2007 conference about the light harvesting dynamics at low and high energy regime and SRS enhancing Tannor-Rice-Control on Carotenoid.

Sustainable harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Polyscias nodosa) in a coconut-malapapaya agroforestry scheme

submitted by: UP Los Baños
A report on the project done in order to determine the cost-effective and ecologically-sound harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya. Specifically, the project aimed to (1) characterize different Malapapaya production and harvesting sites; (2) determine productivity and cost factors of various harvesting, delivery and transport systems for Malapapaya; (3) compare productivity and costs of the various systems; (4) assess indicative ecological impacts of the various systems;...

Development of postproduction machinery for Jatropha curcas seeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

A report on the project to (1) develop a set of machinery for the following operations: (i) harvesting, (ii) husking, (iii) shelling, and (iv) cleaning, (2) design and develop a system for the proper (i) drying and (ii) storage of Jatropha seeds, and (3) test and evaluate the developed technologies.

Dr. Arnold R. Elepaño
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Implementing Rainwater Harvesting: The City of San Diego's Efforts

submitted by: Elliot_Seeto

An investigation into what exactly the City of San Diego is doing regarding rainwater harvesting infrastructure.

Genomic and Genetic Insight into Gut Microbiota Function and Manipulation

submitted by: dougramsey
Trillions of microbes live in our digestive tract and influence our biology in profound and diverse ways. Several diseases, including obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases, have been associated with large-scale shifts in microbiota composition. The ability to address basic questions concerning community function and plasticity are fundamental to understanding the extent of causal relationships between host biology and microbiota perturbations, and whether the microbiota is a viable...