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EEB website awarded University Standard of Excellence from Web Marketing Association

EEB’s website scored highest on content, copywriting, ease of use and design.

NSF-funded workshop on diversification held at U-M

From July 23-25, 2018 a group of 24 geologists, biologists, and paleontologists convened as a working group at the University of Michigan to discuss processes of diversification.


Fitness effects of altering gene expression noise in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Yeast, expressing a yellow fluorescent protein, dividing.

Members of the lab of Professor Patricia Wittkopp authored a paper in eLife titled “Fitness effects of altering gene expression noise in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,” with first author Fabien Duveau, a former postdoctoral fellow in her lab.

Single-celled organisms that reproduce by dividing, like yeast, can create whole populations of genetically identical cells. However, some differences will exist among such cells, even when they have all experienced the same environment. These differences are known as “noise.”

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