This is calling out for a large microbiome study: Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes

It seems to me that this is calling out for some large scale comparative microbial community study: Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes – The Washington Post Basically, there is evidence that lakes throughout North America have seen a big increase in salt levels connected to salt used to try and deal …

Project Scientist – Earth & Planetary Science and IGI Institute at UC Berkeley

Job posting of possible interest Source: Recruitment Details – UC Berkeley AP Recruit DESCRIPTION Bioinformatics and Biochemist Scientist, IGI Institute – University of California, Berkeley. The IGI Institute and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California seek applications for a full time (100%) Associate Project Scientist, Step I – III, …

NASA. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award Fellowships to Study ISS Microbes 

Of interest: Source: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award Fellowships to Study ISS Microbes | NASA Fellow: Melissa Dsouza, University of Auckland, New Zealand PI-Advisor: Kasthuri Venkateswaran, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Investigating mechanisms for the acquisition and prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in the ISS cultivable microbiome. Awarded by the NASA Space Biology Program. Fellow: Michael Lee, University of …

Your help is wanted in this #CitizenMicrobiology project: “BashTheBug – Help us fight antibiotic resistance!”

Just found out about this new Citizen Microbiology project via Andrew Su on Twitter who retweeted a post of Jennifer Gardy’s A neat citizen science project launched today as part of the big TB sequencing consortium -help spot drug resistance https://t.co/rFHsrmdBJk — Jennifer Gardy (@jennifergardy) April 7, 2017 Source: BashTheBug – Help us fight antibiotic resistance! …

Standards for Pathogen Detection for Biosurveillance & Clinical Applications Workshop | NIST

Of possible interest: Source: Standards for Pathogen Detection for Biosurveillance and Clinical Applications Workshop | NIST From the email announcement I received: Hosted by NIST and the DHS Science and Technology Directorate August 14th and 15th on the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, MD One Page Abstracts for talks, lightning talks and posters are now being accepted. Please …