James is in Svalbard with Ian Stevens and Eva Doting (Aarhus University) to study the sources, sinks and viability of microbes on the surface of High-Arctic glaciers. The project is funded by INTERACT (EU Horizon-2020).
How can we detect and preserve biological signals from glaciers and other remote field environments?
In our new paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology and led by Chris Trivedi, we tested the efficacy of different DNA & RNA preservation methods on glacier snow and ice samples.
Trivedi C B, Keuschnig C, Larose C, Rissi D V, Mourot R, Bradley J, Winkel M, Benning L G (2022) DNA/RNA Preservation in Glacial Snow and Ice Samples, Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:894893. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2022.894893
Photo: Laura Halbach