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Geomicrobiologist in lakes (drying and freezing ones), rock licker, hip-hop digger


tommydessine | Découvertes en mer Morte

Take a look at our recent discovery in the sediments of the Dead Sea, where Bacteria survive by integrating remains of better adapted halophilic Archaea...


Camille Thomas, post-doctorant en géomicrobiologie (with images, tweets) · laBioauLabo · Storify

Last week I was in charge of running the twitter account @labioaulabo. Every week, a new researcher involved in the field of biology describes his/her everyday life, how he/she got there and engages with the community to explain his/her work. It was a very rewarding experience, where I got to learn how to better communicate my work, especially using twitter. It's all in French, but there are similar accounts like this in English. If you can, try it, and follow them, it's worth it.


Impact of paleoclimate on the distribution of microbial communities in the subsurface sediment of the Dead Sea - Thomas - 2015 - Geobiology - Wiley Online Library

New @ICDPdrilling paper out by the team @UNIGEnews in Geneva. Connecting current subsurface communities with climatic variations over the Dead Sea Basin. When become a proxy for reconstructions.


Using Social Media for Research Collaboration and Public Engagement

A broad view on the issue of communication in research. Why social media presence matters


The case against the journal article | THE HONEST BROKER

A very interesting point of view : is there another way of advancing research than with journal articles? Is this format on the verge of disappearing?


CRISPR, the disruptor : Nature News & Comment

A review of one of the big revolutions going on right now in biology. CRISPR is a new genome editing technology that could allow breakthrough in medicine, but also is currently being developped way too quickly for understanding the impact and limits it can have, in terms of . People say it is as big as a game changer as PCR.