Within a span of a month, two of our papers were accepted and published as well! some cause to celebrate even as more work looms ahead!

the genome analysis of the extremely radiation-resistant spore producing Bacillus species, isolated from spacecraft assembly facility – with implications to planetary protection as well as defining the limits of ‘earth’ life.

For those interested in some science, here are the links for the same – the first one is open access, while the next one might become open access a few months down the line:

1. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0066012 (PMID:23799069)

2. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00792-013-0559-z (PMID:23812891)

Within two weeks of the publications’ release/availability, I received an email from a magazine focusing on Space research suggesting a potential collaboration for a series of up to 4 articles, that introduces our research and its potential ramifications – directed towards a general audience, without deep technical knowledge.

Received the green signal from our collaborators and now to work on the same – one article every month, beginning August, 2013.

The challenge is up – to hone my science communication / writing skills further – how to push creativity in writing to get as many people interested as possible ?! especially given that there are tons of writers/bloggers everywhere ? 

I will know over the next few months.