Saturday, March 26, 2016
Dr. J. David Miller, Department of Chemistry By Ariel Root In his chemistry departmental office at Carleton University, Prof. J David Miller tries to identify where it all started. Before he participated in or chaired expert panels of the WHO, the US FDA, AIHA, AAAAI, or the World Bank; before he partnered with Health...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
What happens when moulds and humans share the indoor environment?
by David McMullin, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University One of the most fascinating aspects of fungi is their ability to synthesize an array of structurally diverse, often potently bio-active compounds known as secondary metabolites. This phenomenon can be exemplified by Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin from an indoor...