Bioenterprise Final Post

Well this is it… my final post… I basically want to sum up the past year with this module, which has been surprisingly useful. I initially chose it because it ran over both semesters and appeared to have a decent workload and most importantly no exam at the end of the year   The seminars…

Seminar 5 – Using light bulbs to protect Africa’s lions

From a young age people are taught about lions whether it’s along the lines of “What noise does a lion make?”, through movies like The Lion King and the MGM company logo or as a staple to every zoological collection making lions a firm public favourite, at least to those who don’t have to live…

Seminar 4 – You’ve got guts

The ruminant gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem made up of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and archaea, all found within the rumen, all of which is responsible for the breakdown of organic material to be used by the rest of the body.   But this process doesn’t necessarily convert high quality plant material into high quality…

Seminar 3 – Chile opportunities

This particular seminar was conducted by Dr Shaun Russell which went on a different tangent to the previous three by focusing on future research opportunities.   Dr Russell is the director of Treborth Botanical Gardens and a lecturer at the university, specialising in mosses and liverworts. I have had the pleasure of being lectured by…