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Latest News

Clathrate crystals in various stages of growth, along with control treatments (top left, top middle samples).
If science can figure out a safe, eco-friendly way to manipulate clathrates, then a wide range of disciplines and industries could benefit from the applications. A unique interdisciplinary team of Georgia Tech researchers may have found a way to accomplish that goal, using proteins embedded in bacteria from deep below the Earth’s surface to bind to clathrates and change them.
The hidden social network of microbes
Gina Lewin, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Marvin Whiteley, investigates the interactions between oral microbes.
Edward Freeman has prioritized his own mental health by staying connected with loved ones, reading, and dedicating time to leisure.
Despite hectic circumstances and a busy schedule, Freeman makes sure to prioritize his mental health and well-being.
Courtney Astore is balancing teaching, classes, and research this summer.
Astore balances summer work with staying connected with others through social media blog page and virtual meetings. 
Nylah Boone uses social media to stay connected with others even while at home.
The fifth-year neuroscience major is taking advantage of this summer’s unique circumstances to spend extra time with her family and work on her social media brand.
Frenkel-Pinter, Hud, Williams
New research from Center for Chemical Evolution experimentally evaluates alternative model to ‘RNA World’ hypothesis, emphasizing collaboration and co-evolution
Joshua Weitz, professor, School of Biological Sciences
Held this summer in a virtual format, the fourth annual Quantitative Biosciences “Hands-On Modeling Workshop” focused on the basics of epidemics modeling. Joshua Weitz and Pablo Bravo share thoughts on how they ran the virtual workshop — along with ideas and advice for those looking to host similar online events. 

Experts In The News

  • Political Rewind: Anxiety, Exhaustion and Uncertainty As School Year Approaches

    Monday on Political Rewind, a look at how Georgia public schools and the state’s universities continue to grapple with how to hold classes safely as the school year begins. Joshua Weitz, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Weitz Group, joins as a panelist. 

    Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jul 27, 2020

  • The pandemic’s shapeshifting economy

    Researchers at Georgia Tech launched an interactive site so that users can visualize and assess the risk that people with Covid-19 will be present at a wedding, party or other event they are planning to attend. Nightly's Myah Ward talked to lead developer Joshua Weitz about the tool and what he wants it to accomplish.

    Politico, Jul 25, 2020

  • From Red to Purple to Fuchsia: The Atlanta Science Festival is Reshaping How the South talks STEM

    In “2100: A Climate Odyssey,” North America’s largest time machine would teleport the audience to the Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, the Great Barrier Reef, the Congo Basin, and Siberia, Russia. The drama was advertised to show how climate change would alter these places by the end of the century. As the show came to a close, some real-life science professionals made their way on the stage to answer questions, including Kim Cobb and Carl Parker, a meteorologist from The Weather Channel.

    The Xylom, Jul 24, 2020

  • If Relaxed Too Soon, Physical Distancing Measures Might Have Been All for Naught

    If physical distancing measures in the United States are relaxed while there is still no Covid-19 vaccine or treatment, and while personal protective equipment remains in short supply, the number of resulting infections could be about the same as if distancing had never been implemented to begin with, according to a UCLA-led study that's co-authored by Martin Short.

    UCLA Newsroom, Jul 24, 2020

Events

Aug
04
2020
School of Biological Sciences professors Joshua Weitz and Greg Gibson will provide updates on Covid-19 projections and surveillance testing with a focus on the return to campus.
Aug
08 to 14
2020
While this isn’t the first week of college most imagined, we’re doing our best to safely provide you with rich opportunities to find connection and feel welcome at Georgia Tech.
Mar
14 to 18
2021
This symposium will be held at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
May
09 to 14
2021
The conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future.