A group of six UT students won a silver medal for their performance in the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine Giant Jamboree.
The National Science Foundation announced support for a variety of studies aimed at understanding Earth’s biodiversity, including a project led by UT’s Frank Loeffler.
Two professors—one who researches ways to clean up the environment and another who studies how microbial communities interact to shape the planet—have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Frank Loeffler, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Microbiology, was featured in Science-Omega for his research involving nitrous oxide. Loeffler and his international team has discovered that the range of microorganisms which combat the greenhouse gas is broader than expected.
UT Knoxville is striving to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Strengthening our capacity and productivity in research, scholarship and creative activity is key to getting us there. Governor’s chair professor Frank Loeffler is leading the field of bioremediation — the use of microbes and other organisms to decontaminate