microbiology of the Built Environment session at Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes meeting

microBEnet sponsored a “Microbiology of the Built Environment” session at the Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes meeting earlier today.

The schedule for the session is below

  • Rachel Dutton
    • University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    • “Genetics and Genomics of the Simple Microbial Communities from Cheese”
  • Elizabeth Hénaff
    • Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
    • “The Microbiome of the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn’s Hippiest SuperFund”
  • Roxana Hickey
    • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
    • “Microbial Interactions Between Humans and the Built Environment”
  • David Coil
    • University of California, Davis, CA
    • “Microbiology of the Built Environment Network: Building Community and Public Engagement”
  • Gautam Dantas
    • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
    • “Antibiotic Resistance Reservoirs”
  • Alyssa Kent
    • University of California, Irvine, CA
    • “Increased Biofilm Formation During Evolution to High Temperature in the Widespread Marine Roseobacter”

The session went incredibly well I think.  I made a Storify summarizing the Tweets from the session.  In addition, David Coil wrote a wrap up of the whole day (including this and other sessions).

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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.