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CIFAR Virtual Talks: Life in the deep biosphere
Deep under the Earth’s surface, there lies a vast microbial world to discover — and CIFAR researchers are at the forefront of learning about life in the deep biosphere.

Join us for a fascinating interdisciplinary discussion between CIFAR fellows Jason E. Stajich (Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities) and Magdalena Osburn (Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration).


Loin sous la surface de la Terre existe un vaste monde microbien à découvrir — et les scientifiques du CIFAR sont à l’avant-garde de la compréhension de la vie dans la biosphère profonde.

Joignez-vous à nous pour une discussion interdisciplinaire fascinante entre les membres du CIFAR Jason E. Stajich (Règne fongique : Menaces et possibilités) et Magdalena Osburn (Terre 4D : Science et exploration du sous-sol).


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Jason E. Stajich
Jason E. Stajich is a bioinformatician who studies the evolution of fungi using comparative and population genomics. Stajich and his research group sequence and analyze genomes of fungi to resolve phylogenetic relationships and understand the evolution of fungal symbioses with plants, animals, and other microbes.
Magdalena Osburn
Magdalena Osburn is a geobiologist interested in understanding interactions between microbes and Earth on a variety of spatial and temporal scales whose work is focused largely on the gradient between shallow and deep subsurface environments. In her research, Osburn asks how microbes persist in deep continental settings, including to what extent they use materials from the surface.