Course announcement: Introduction to food and air-borne molds – June 6-10, 2011, Ottawa

Just got information about this course: INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND AIR-BORNE MOLDS – 2011 (a course in fungal identification) (See the website here International Commission on Indoor Fungi (ICIF)).  From the organizer: Introduction to Food- and Air-Borne Fungi. 6-10 June 2011, Ottawa, Canada. For the first time in three years, we are pleased to offer our five …

Yes, studies of the microbiology of the built environment are even important in Antarctica

Fascinating what Google Scholar searches can find sometimes. Did a search for “indoor microbiology” and this came up Investigations of fungal diversity in wooden structures and soils at historic sites on the Antarctic Peninsula by Brett Arenz and Robert Blanchette.  In the paper the authors discuss culture based studies of fungi isolated from various buildings in …

Post Doc positions at the Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE)

Two post doc positions are available to work with the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center at the University of Oregon: Postdoctoral Position in Phylogenetic Ecology and Computational Genomics Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Ecology and Evolution Both are to work with Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan as part of the BioBE Center: The BioBE …

Genomic standards for microbial ecology studies (including built environment)

There is a new #openaccess article in ISME of great importance to those studying the microbiology of the built environment: The ISME Journal – The genomic standards consortium: bringing standards to life for microbial ecology.  This article focuses mostly on those characterizing “marker genes” (i.e., genes of value in phylogenetic characterization of taxa) in some way. …

Want to learn what eco-evo types are doing w/ #metagenomic & #barcoding data? Go to iEVOBIO 6/21-22

Last year, iEVOBIO was a fun, interesting meeting for many reasons (not the least of which is that I was the keynote speaker).  If you want to learn more about last years meeting check out my blog post: Summary of #iEVOBIO Day 1 #evolution #phylogenetics #informatics #opensource But I note, that meeting was so, well, last …