Rika Anderson - Best Student Poster at ISME

At this year's 14th International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) conference the winner of Best Student Poster was Rika Anderson from the University of Washington School of Oceanography and Astrobiology. Her poster titled: Viral Manipulation of the Genetic Landscape of Hydrothermal Vent Microbial Communities was one of the 9 finalists out of hundreds of posters and highlights an outstanding body of work using molecular techniques to understand the impact of viruses on microbial communities in the deep sea.