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CAPTION: Archaea are microbes found in extreme conditions such as hot volcanic pools (above). CREDIT: Malcolm White.
CAPTION: Dr White will study the repair systems of archaea - a group of microbes often found in extreme environments such as volcanic pools - to find out more about human repair systems.
*Caption: boiling volcanic pool in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming - typical conditions for growth of archaea*
A novel comparison between the effect of the sun on skin and life in volcanic pools is being made by a University of St Andrews scientist.