The gut microbiota contains a vast number of microorganisms from all three domains of life, including bacteria, archaea and fungi, as well as viruses. These interact in a complex way to contribute towards both health and the development of disease — interactions that are only now being elucidated thanks to the application of advanced DNA sequencing technology in this field.
Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year.
Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes. Danish researchers show how an enzyme controls reliable and high-speed delivery of histones to DNA copying hubs in our cells. This shuttling mechanism is crucial to maintain normal function of our genes and prevent disease. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
PLTL is an optional program incorporated into several courses within the department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Each week you will be meeting with a PLTL leader and a small group of students. A PLTL Leader is a peer who has taken the course before and will guide you through the worksheets each week. You are responsible for bringing your textbook/notes from class to the session or else you will NOT receive full credit for being there.
Florida International University PLTL Administrative Staff
The PLTL start dates and subject weeks have been updated on the front page of the PLTL website since the semester began. Please familiarize yourself with the start dates and the way that the PLTL week runs for your subject.
If your room says "FIUS" it stands for the FIU Football Stadium. Not the basketball arena, but the football stadium.
If you enter through the south side of the stadium(the side that faces Tamiami Park) then you can enter through Gate 4. From there, you will see an area with glass doors. Right next to those doors you will see an elevator. YOU HAVE TO GO UP THE ELEVATORS NEXT TO THE GLASS DOORS!! Go up to the second floor, and all of the PLTL rooms (214-221) are down the hall to the right. Remember to plan accordingly with time and do not be late!
Below you will see the names of some of the less common rooms on campus.
FIUS- FIU Football Stadium
LC- The Labor Center
RB- Ryder Business Building
USCBA- US Century Bank Arena (Basketball Arena)
ZEB- Ziff Education Building
CBC- College of Business Complex
When in doubt, you can always access the campus map on the main page of the FIU website. Here is the lik for you: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/
If you are attempting to enroll for a second PLTL class and require MANUAL enrollment by the PLTL staff, Please email us at MIDNIGHT the night of the enrollment date in order to be enrolled.
When you email us at MIDNIGHT, make sure to include your FULL NAME, PANTHER ID, and FIU EMAIL, along with ALL OF THE INFORMATION for the Time and Subject you are requiring manual enrollment.
Also, students are advised to stay up until they receive a response from the PLTL staff confirming their enrollment into their choice session.
THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENROLLMENT! It only guarantees that we will ATTEMPT to enroll you. If the session fills up before we are able to enroll you, as we enroll individual on a first come first serve basis after the enrollment appoint for the subject opens up, if by the time your request is processed that class is filled, YOU WILL NOT BE OVERRIDDEN INTO THE CLASS.
You will be notified as soon as we notice that the class is already full to choose another time. Therefore it is imperative that you are mindful of the emails at midnight.
Thank you and let us know if you have any further questions.
Contest Announcement for the Design of the Peer-Led Team Learning International Society’s Logo
The final deadline for submissions by all students participating in PLTL for the PLTLIS logo competition has been extended to January 31 2013.
The winning entry will be announced at the end of February 2013. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00.
All entries will be considered and will become the property of PLTLIS. Entries will be judged based on the criterion of the logo that best embodies the international network aspect of PLTLIS.
Please use the vision, mission, and goals of the Peer-Led Team Learning International Society to guide you in developing your concept for the logo. Feel free to play with color schemes.
Vision Our vision is that Peer-Led Team Learning is integral to excellent educational practice.
Mission Our mission is to foster student learning through peer-led teams by supporting practitioners and institutions.
Goals To achieve our mission and vision we will transform formal education by training practitioners; establishing and maintaining an international organization; disseminating content and research; and supporting PLTL programs across disciplines, departments, and campuses
Submissions: please send your logo designs attached to an e-mail with your name, full address, phone number, college, major, and the name and department of the faculty member overseeing your PLTL program, to Tony West (<strong>email@example.com</strong>), Chair, PLTLIS Logo Contest Committee.
We know that not all room numbers have not been posted for any of the sessions. This is something we have no control over. Room numbers may not be posted up until an hour before your scheduled session. We apologize for this but JUST AS SOON WE KNOW THE ROOM NUMBERS WE WILL POST THEM.
Please do not e-mail us asking about your room numbers. They will be posted on the website in place of where it says Room: TBA. For example,