Yesterday visited the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth with colleagues Jon McQuillan, Ruth Garside and ECEHH director Lora Fleming. The MBA is a world-famous marine biology institution ( a ‘learned society’) and I often read papers from their journal JMBA when I did a Masters in Marine Biology back in the olden days. It is located on Plymouths waterfront, with some of the best views of any lab in the world:
Our party was given a couple of very nice presentations giving an overview of research carried out at the MBA, and discussions focused in particular on the links between research in marine biology and in environment and human health. Of particular interest to our group is the work done by microbiologists Michael Cunliffe and Declan Schroeder, the former working on bacteria and the latter on algae and their viruses. Will and I plan to come back soon for a longer visit to talk science in more detail with them.