Iron Homeostasis in Bacterial Plant Colonization and Disease
Dr A Holmes, Dr N Holden, Prof S C Andrews
4 January 2019
Iron is an essential nutrient in all orders of life. Since uptake is hampered by insolubility, plants and bacteria have evolved mechanisms for active sequestration, through the secretion of chelators called siderophores, and uptake via transport mechanisms.
Tracing Iron Sources and Artefacts in Viking-Age Scotland
Dr S Harrison, Dr J MacDonald
11 January 2019
Project Summary. From the 9th to 11th centuries, small groups of ‘Vikings’ transformed large areas of Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, including Scotland.
Iron Snow in Planetary Cores
Dr C Davies, Dr A Walker
7 January 2019
Planetary magnetic fields exhibit remarkable variability in their intensity and spatio-temporal properties. These fields are generated in metallic cores and thus provide a unique probe into the dynamics and evolution of planetary interiors.