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FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste

The Steinbock research group investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern formation. In research published in Physical Biology, the team described how the spots appear during a two-day window, rapidly expand, but then mysteriously stall, leaving a sharp distinction between spots of brown and the still-yellow peel.

FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste

The Steinbock research group investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern formation. In research published in Physical Biology, the team described how the spots appear during a two-day window, rapidly expand, but then mysteriously stall, leaving a sharp distinction between spots of brown and the still-yellow peel.

12-mo Teaching Faculty (Position Available)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month Teaching Faculty position beginning Fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track position with opportunities for promotion. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in chemistry or biochemistry, or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching. The applicant’s primary responsibility will be teaching large-lecture organic and biochemistry courses, along with introductory chemistry courses and/or laboratory courses based on the qualifications and interests of the applicant. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in curriculum improvement, as well as provide service to the Department, College, and University. Candidates should upload application materials, including your cover letter, CV and statement of teaching interests and philosophies to: http://jobs.fsu.edu (job ID # 51123) and should arrange for three letters of recommendation be sent by email to facultysearch@chem.fsu.edu.

Application review will begin June 15 and will continue until July 15, 2022.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf