The Rhizosphere 5 meeting is coming to North America! The meeting will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada July 7-9th, 2019. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
Wes Morris has been awarded a prestigious 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015. Wes is the first and only student in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment to have ever received this award. Wes will be using the award to work towards a PhD in the Rhizosphere Science Lab starting Fall 2015. Congratulations Wes!!. For more see UKNOW story HERE.
Congratulations are in order for Rick Lewis for earning 2nd place in the PhD category for his presentation at the UK Plant and Soil Sciences graduate student symposium. Way to go Rick
Na, Joe and Dr. M traveled to Microbial Identification Inc. (MIDI) in Newark, Delaware for training on the new MIDI system we just bought for the lab. We took an extra day and visit Dr. Jeff Buyer's lab at the USDA in Beltsville, Md. for some tips on how to perform the 96 well plate PLFA extraction procedure we will be using with the MIDI system to determine microbial community structure.