Jeff and Maren’s new perspectives paper about exoenzyme production by free-living diazotrophs is available online in the ISME Journal! The paper is open access and can be viewed at the link below:
This paper lays out the conceptual basis for a lot of the experiments we’re conducting in association with our EAGER grant (info on that here).
Jeff here – Maren and I were recently invited to submit an EAGER grant based on a pre-proposal we submitted to NSF earlier this year – we just found out that our grant got funded!
EAGER stands for “Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research” and NSF says that “the EAGER funding mechanism can be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ides or approaches.”
We’ve got two years of funding to investigate how recalcitrant N regulates fixation by free-living microbes in both pure culture and in soil ecosystems….and I couldn’t be more excited! More info in the award announcement below:
(As a side note) This is the first Friesen Lab grant to be funded by the Ecosystem Science Cluster at NSF!