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Walk-In-Interview JRF and SRF, Assam Agriculturual University, Jorhat, Assam

WALK-IN INTERVIEW (ADVERTISEMENT ABT/DIT/01/2012 (No. AAU/ABT/DIT/Advt. 01/2012/01 dtd 21-09-2011) Walk in interview for the following position will be held on 5th October, 2012 at 10.00AM in the Office Chamber of the undersigned. Candidates may appear for the interview with bio-data, reprints / publication / thesis etc and passport size photographs, original and attested copies of all testimonials etc, which must be presented at the time of interview. The applicants may submit their resume in advance to

Name of the programmeFunding AgencyName f the post/ No of postQualificationEmoluments (per month)Agri-Bioinformatics Promotion Programme for NE IndiaDIT,
Ministry of Informati-on and Commun-ication Technolo-gy,
New DelhiSenior Research FellowMaster Degree in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics/Computer Science or Master Degree in any field of Science with advance Diploma in Bioinformatics…

Bugs ate 2 lakh tonnes of oil spill

Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed into the water body from a ruptured 2010 deepwater well, say US researchers. Researchers from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M University analyzed an extensive data set to determine not only how much oil and gas was eaten by bacteria, but also how the characteristics of this feast changed with time. “A significant amount of the oil and gas that was released was retained within the ocean water more than one-half mile below the sea surface. It appears that the hydrocarbon-eating bacteria did a good job of removing the majority of the material that was retained in these layers,” said co-author John Kessler, an associate professor at the University of Rochester. The results include the first measurements of how the rate at which the bacteria ate the oil and gas changed as this disaster progressed, information that is fundamental to…