Experimenting with a “microbiology of the built environment” Flipboard

We are always looking to recruit more people to contribute to microBEnet on topics related to microbiology of the built environment. And if you have something to say about this topic, by all means, we want you to blog here. Tell us your stories about your work about your projects about your outreach and papers and grants and such. Email me if you do not have an account and want to write something.

But another activity we are interested in for which writing blog posts may be too cumbersome, is just sharing interesting links one discovers – to news stories, or papers, or new software, or talks, or videos, etc. I have been experimenting with different options for this and one that has promise is Flipboard. So I have made a microBEnet Flipboard site. It is embedded below. If you have any interest in contributing to this, let me know.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

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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.