<![CDATA[Azolla Genome Project - Blog]]>Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:48:55 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[New partner!]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:43:37 GMT/blog/new-partnerWe are excited to announce that Amplicon Express (http://ampliconexpress.com/) will help us construct BAC library for us, free of charge! Fantastic!!
<![CDATA[We are all over the news!]]>Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:31:31 GMT/blog/we-are-all-over-the-newsPicture
<![CDATA[Awesome breakthrough news for Azolla]]>Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:16:26 GMT/blog/awesome-breakthrough-news-for-azollaWow! – We have great NEWS to share!  
We are THRILLED to announce that the Azolla Genome Project has found its ultimate advocate! The world’s premier genome sequencing center––Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) in Shenzhen, China––has generously offered to partner with us to fully sequence the Azolla genome, as well as the genomes of all the symbiotic bacteria associated with Azolla.    

We could not have created such media press and excitement about this project without the help of our 80+ crowdfunding backers, and for that we are very, very grateful.    

Because we surpassed our original goal (we are now at $20,224), we will continue to raise money on experiment.com (in the form of a stretch-goal), with our new goal set at $22,000 for the same end date of July 11, 2014. If we reach this new goal, we will be able to perform optical mapping, a cutting-edge technology that will greatly enhance the final quality of our draft genomes.  This will allow us to better characterize the molecular machinery underlying this unique symbiotic partnership.    

We hope you are as pleased as we are about this exciting new partnership!  You – BGI – and us!      

Please stay tuned for more updates!    

With very best wishes,   

Kathleen Pryer  
Fay-Wei Li  
Paul Wolf  
Carl Rothfels  
Erin Sigel
<![CDATA[We are featured on The Economist!]]>Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:46:23 GMT/blog/we-are-featured-on-the-economistPicture
The Economist writes about our crowdfunding project! Check out the awesome story here

<![CDATA[As seen on Reddit]]>Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:02:17 GMT/blog/as-seen-on-redditPicture
If you cannot get enough from our Reddit Science AMA (Ask MAnything), you can support our project here! We will keep you updated anytime, anywhere. 

<![CDATA[Cleanup wastewater and produce biofuels at the same time? Yes, Azolla can do it]]>Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:23:07 GMT/blog/cleanup-wastewater-and-produce-biofuels-at-the-same-time-yes-azolla-can-do-itCheck out this new paper about applying Azolla in wastewater treatment and biofuel production, at the same time!]]><![CDATA[New study shows that Azolla can breakdown BPA from contaminated water ]]>Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:07:11 GMT/blog/new-study-shows-that-azolla-can-breakdown-bpa-from-contaminated-waterIsn't that COOL? Check out the paper here]]><![CDATA[Crowdfunding is going up!]]>Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:03:53 GMT/blog/crowdfunding-is-going-upWe raised over $1000 and almost 10%!! Thank you all and keep spreading the word!!]]><![CDATA[Azolla on the cover of Geoscientist ]]>Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:23:59 GMT/blog/azolla-on-the-cover-of-geoscientist"The Arctic Azolla event"
Jonathan and Alexandra Bujak reveal how a unique plant changed our planet’s climate - and may do so again...
<![CDATA[Another Op-Ed published in Contra Costa Times]]>Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:10:32 GMT/blog/another-op-ed-published-in-contra-costa-times"Guest commentary: Offering an ancient solution to a modern problem"
Kathleen Pryer writes about the need to sequence Azolla genome!