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2011 News in Brief



Ed DeLong named a AAAS Fellow

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected Professor Ed DeLong as a AAAS Fellow, a distinction that recognizes his important contributions to microbial systems science. Long is a pioneer in the field of metagenomics, which focuses on the genomics of natural microbial communities as opposed to lab-cultured microorganisms, and is perhaps best known for his discovery that some marine bacteria can use a rhodopsin protein to convert sunlight into biochemical energy. Read more.