Quick post: interesting read from December on “The Urban Microbiome”

Quick post here.  I discovered this a few weeks ago but just have not had time to write about it in detail or even scrutinize it exceptionally carefully but it seems of interest to the theme here at microBEnet:  Invisible City Life: The Urban Microbiome | The Nature of Cities.  By Marina Alberti from the University of Washington “College of Built Environments”.  Sorry I cannot write more about it right now but wanted to share it with others.  If you have thoughts on it please post comments …

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.