Monthly Talk 2nd November 2017


SPEAKER: Prof. Mike Danson, University of Bath

This talk will describe Professor Danson's visits with New Zealand colleagues to the historic huts of Scott and Shackleton in Antarctica, the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth. He will illustrate the survival training for new arrivals, the isolation of novel microbes for biotechnological development, the retracing of the "Worst Journey in the World" and the team's visit into the Trans-Antarctic mountains.


Mike Danson was appointed lecturer in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Bath in 1979, and elected to Professor of Biochemistry in 1996. His research career focussed on enzymes from organisms that live in extreme environments, especially the very hot and the very cold.