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Quick summary of session at #ASM2012 on “The Great Indoors”

The session at the ASM 2012 meeting on “The Great Indoors” seems to have gone well. I will be writing up a more detailed report but here is a quick summary done via “Storify”.
[<a href=”http://storify.com/phylogenomics/asm2012-microbenet” target=”_blank”>View the story “Session at #ASM2012 on The Great Indoors: Recent Advances in the Ecology of Built Environments ” on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Session at #ASM2012 on The Great Indoors: Recent Advances in the Ecology of Built Environments </h1> <h2>Session at the ASM 2012 meeting on The Great Indoors: Recent Advances in the Ecology of Built Environments </h2> <p>Storified by Jonathan Eisen · Tue, Jun 19 2012 07:48:10</p> <div>The Tree of Life: Coming up at the #ASM2012 mtg. "The Great …3 days ago … These include a session that was organized by Brendan Bohannan which I am …. Any method allowed for presentations at A…</div> <div>Session was planned by Brendan Bohannan</div> <div>Brendan Bohannan LaboratoryMicrobial Biodiversity in a Changing World Biodiversity – the variety of life -has fascinated people for a very long time. Although we no…</div> <div>Session Begins</div> <div><b>First speaker – Jonathan Eisen on microBEnet: the microbiology of the built environment network</b></div> <div>Jonathan Eisen’s LabWelcome to the Lab Page of Jonathan Eisen. Dr. Eisen is a Professor at U. C. Davis with appointments in the Department of Evolution and E…</div> <div>Microbiology of the Built Environment Network | Site for the microBEnet project.Everywhere we turn there are microbes (living organisms so small we cannot see them without magnification): in our cars, houses, offices,…</div> <div>On to @phylogenomics talk on built environment micro. I can see at least four other tweeps @Dr_Bik @ryneches @surt_lab @tjsharpton #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) – The Microbiology of the Built Environment Network #ASM2012 http://ff.im/YT2jAThomas Sharpton</div> <div>Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) – The… – ASM2012 – FriendFeedJonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) – The Microbiology of the Built Environment Network #ASM2012</div> <div>Jonathan Eisen @phylogenomics talking about microBEnet #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>@DrJCThrash @phylogenomics @dr_bik @ryneches @surt_lab @tjsharpton I’ll keep my tweets to just my smartass comments!Jeff Gralnick</div> <div>I wouldn’t be surprised if @phylogenomics tweeted while giving his talk. #asm2012Emily T. </div> <div>me too!“@bacteriality: @DrJCThrash @phylogenomics @dr_bik @ryneches @surt_lab @tjsharpton I’ll keep my tweets to just my smartass comments!”Cameron Thrash</div> <div>Eisen jokes: Showing the movie Contagion on an airplane probably isn’t the best idea #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>Jon Eisen: new approaches to studying microbes in the built environment are culture independent, incl NGS #asm2012Illumina</div> <div>Eisen notes that DNA based investigations have been readily adopted among researchers of some communities, but not others. #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>If you collaborate with JA and you’re in the room, you’re getting pointed out. #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>Apparently, if you are @phylogenomics, you can get paid to blog and tweet. Where do I sign up? ;) #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>#asm2012 I think @phylogenomics gets paid per tweet! This explains so much!!Jeff Gralnick</div> <div>“@bacteriality: #asm2012 I think @phylogenomics gets paid per tweet! This explains so much!!” like @kimkardashian!Cameron Thrash</div> <div>#asm2012 Jonathan Eisen, my social media guru, is now speaking about microBEnetpcronald</div> <div>@phylogenomics fails to rep @kittymicrobiome during http://microBE.net session at #asm2012 sad pandaDavid Baltrus</div> <div>The talk by @phylogenomics is basically a tweet-up with a lot of crashers. #asm2012 #asmtweetupCameron Thrash</div> <div>“@surt_lab: @phylogenomics fails to rep @kittymicrobiome during http://microBE.net session at #asm2012 sad panda” Go #pandamicrobiome!!Cameron Thrash</div> <div>#asm2012 impossible to keep up with scientific publications. mendeley can help. It is Endnote + Facebook= good resource.pcronald</div> <div>@phylogenomics gives shout out to @mendeley_com, calling it EndNote plus Facebook #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>microBEnet : Adding value by talking with one another. Hear that, @FakeElsevier? #ASM2012FakeEisen</div> <div>Scientists should use social media as a powerful tool for sharing scientific information, e.g. Facebook groups to build communities #asm2012Holly Bik</div> <div>microBEnet: @phylogenomics: keeping up w/ literature can be burdensome, highlights Mendeley ‘(like EndNote w/ Facebook mixed in’) #ASM2012GenomeWeb Daily Scan</div> <div>Microbiology of the Built Environment | Mendeley GroupCreated by: Jonathan Eisen, Description: Cataloging publications and other information about microbiological studies of the built envir…</div> <div>My new goal is to get the work "Eukaryotes" into @phylogenomics ‘s word cloud figures when he gives talks #asm2012 #microBEnetHolly Bik</div> <div>#asm2012 social media are powerful tools for sharing science. Already there are at least 65 microbiology related blogspcronald</div> <div>JE wants MORE TWITTER FEEDS. Give him what he wants! #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>#asm2012 share something for someone and you help them for a day. Teach them to share and you help them and everyone for a lifetimepcronald</div> <div>#asm2012 @phylogenomics plugs twitter for microBEnet project "I personally think twitter is incredibly valuable for keeping up w science"DR</div> <div>I would love to see that happen. He must know that eukaryotes exist, right? ;) @Dr_Bik @phylogenomicsThomas Sharpton</div> <div>JE drawing laughs for mentioning he’s recording his talk and might be pissinh off ASM #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>"Tteach someone to share and you help them (and everyone) for a lifetime" @phylogenomics at #asm2012 #microBEnet sessionHolly Bik</div> <div>"Tteach someone to share and you help them (and everyone) for a lifetime" @phylogenomics at #asm2012 #microBEnet sessionHolly Bik</div> <div>Not tweeting his own #ASM2012 talk, but "I am recording slides and audio of this talk, which I’ll post on the web later" – @phylogenomicsThomas Sharpton</div> <div>#asm2012 we can help u how to share ur science more broadly @phylogenomics AmenDR</div> <div>ASM police crash through the door and throw @phylogenomics to the ground. #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>Just kidding. #asm2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>#asm2012 Sloan foundation is funding microBEnet and microBE projectspcronald</div> <div>@tjsharpton @phylogenomics I am TOO tweeting my own talk! #ASM2012FakeEisen</div> <div>#asm2012 @phylogenomics: "I’m recording this talk and will be posting it later even tho asm will be pissed off"Patrik D’haeseleer</div> <div>Eisen: Great perspectives on science and social media. Sharing is not just caring, it’s good science. #asm2012Illumina</div> <div>#microBEnet can help you figure out how to share your science using social media. @phylogenomics encourages you to get in touch #asm2012Holly Bik</div> <div>@DrJCThrash @bacteriality @phylogenomics @kimkardashian I deny everything! EVERYTHING! #ASM2012FakeEisen</div> <div>Jonathan Eisen @phylogenomics talk on #microbenet for #ASM2012 meetingphylogenomics</div> <div>Second speaker Nicholas Be from LLNL: Examination of the environmental air microbiome using deep sequencing</div> <div>Nicholas Be from Lawrence Livermore: What microbes surround large highly mobile populations, and what forces act on them? #asm2012Illumina</div> <div>Be: Found shifts in microbial population according to season, in both abundance and composition #asm2012Illumina</div> <div>Air microbiome: Nicholas Be using deep sequencing/metagenomic analysis to characterize air in public spaces, like mass transit hubs #ASM2012GenomeWeb Daily Scan</div> <div>Katie Kirsch on A microbial analysis of environmental surfaces in hotel rooms</div> <div>Next up in #microBEnet #asm2012 session: Katie Kirsch talking about the microbiology of hotel rooms – disturbed yet intrigued!Holly Bik</div> <div>Cleanliness in hotels: Something nasty on the remote | The Economist11 hours ago … Katie Kirsch's team identified 67.6 colony-forming units of bacteria (CFU) … 5 CFU, and Ms Kirsch reckons hotels…</div> <div>Ew! How dirty is your hotel room? – Totaltravel15 hours ago … Undergraduate student Katie Kirsch says hotel rooms in Texas, Indiana and South Carolina were examined and surfaces te…</div> <div>Germiest hot spots in hotels? TV remote, light switch, study finds …1 day ago … Next time you enter a new hotel room, you might think twice before touching … Katie Kirsch, a University of Houston res…</div> <div>A microbial analysis of environmental surfaces in hotel rooms – gross! #ASM2012Wyndham Lathem</div> <div>Kirsch: SARS and bedbugs getting mentioned as calling attention to hotel uncleanliness #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Hoping Kirsch focused on sampling hotels for microbes outside of San Francisco #asm2012David Baltrus</div> <div>I had to leave out of fear I could never stay at a hotel again @phylogenomics #asm2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>Now up Katie Kirsch discussing microbial surveys of hotel Rooms #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Katie Kirsch : Getting a food-born illness in zero gravity would not be so great. SPACE PUKE!!!!!!! #ASM2012Russell Neches</div> <div>Kirsch says HAACP protocols were used in testing hotel rooms #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>#asm2012 kirsch hotel app results: head board & curtain rod least cfu, maids cart mop and sponge the highest cfuDR</div> <div>#asm2012 whoops meant APC – aerobic plate countDR</div> <div>The main light switch in hotel rooms is often coated with coliform bacteria – double yuck. #ASM2012Wyndham Lathem</div> <div>KK: Headboards and curtain rods were most clean as measured by metagenomics. Sounds like a challenge…#asm2012David Baltrus</div> <div>@DrJCThrash @surt_lab how about lots of things are in hotel beds #bassbeckingfail #asm2012Paul Orwin</div> <div>Kirsch: hotel room surfaces can appear clean but may be very very dirty #asm2012 me: sort of like peopleJonathan Eisen</div> <div>Kirsch: sinks, sponges, and mops have a lot of potentially dangerous aerobic bacteria #asm2012.Erick Matsen</div> <div>KK: Housekeepers only have about 30 min to clean each hotel room – no time to focus on non-priority areas (light switches, remotes) #asm2012Holly Bik</div> <div>Mark Hernandez on Stability of airborne microbes to master environmental variables</div> <div>Mark Hernandez (UC Boulder): Stability of airborne microbes to master environmental variables. #asm2012. http://ff.im/YTaLsErick Matsen</div> <div>Mark Hernandez (UC Boulder): Stability of… – Erick Matsen – FriendFeedMark Hernandez (UC Boulder): Stability of airborne microbes to master environmental variables. #asm2012.</div> <div>Now up at #asm2012 Mark Hernandez on stability of airborne microbes to master environmental variablesJonathan Eisen</div> <div>Can I just say I want to be Mark Hernandez when I grow up? #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Mark Hernandez using methods to introduce known amount of microbes into aerosols #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Hernandez now discussion PhD thesis work of Jordan Peccia who is speaking later #ASM2012 http://www.eng.yale.edu/peccialab/Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Peccia Research Group – Yale UniversityWelcome to the Peccia Research Group Homepage.. My students and I reside in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale…</div> <div>Hernandez says they have lots of trouble with Bordetella in Boulder area b/c lots of parents don’t vaccinate their kids #ASM2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Hear that Jenny McCarthy? MT @phylogenomics lots of trouble with Bordetella in Boulder b/c lots of parents don’t vaccinate kids #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>“@tjsharpton Hear that @jennymccarthy MT @phylogenomics trouble with Bordetella in Boulder b/c lots of parents don’t vaccinate kids #ASM2012Cameron Thrash</div> <div>John Sanko on Microbial communities associated with flue gas desulfurization systems</div> <div>Cool – John Sanko finding halothermophilic microbes in flue gas desulfurization system slurries #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Sanko says he refers to rare microbes as "the less than 1%" #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Kimberly Ross on Drinking water delivery networks as microbial ecosystems</div> <div>Now up at #asm2012 Kimberly Ross discussing microbes in municipal drinking waterJonathan Eisen</div> <div>Ross: shows slide with lots of gunk and microbes and says she wants to show us pic of what we are drinking from tap #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>Ignorance may be bliss in this case…. @phylogenomics #ASM2012Thomas Sharpton</div> <div>Ross says the bottled water she has surveyed has 100x as many microbes as tap water #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>@phylogenomics Yes, that’s why I’m still on the fence. I know of no literature on the subject. Sigh. Thanks, though.Pascal Wallisch</div> <div>@artologica maybe she hopes Brad will drink someJonathan Eisen</div> <div>@Pascallisch well, – having seen some cooling systems this could be worse not betterJonathan Eisen</div> <div>Ross says the bottled water she has surveyed has 100x as many microbes as tap water #asm2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>@Pascallisch no mention …Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>@phylogenomics What about water that is "generated" from air (by condensation), e.g. http://www.planetswater.com/Pascal Wallisch</div> <div>@Symbionticism total number of cellsJonathan Eisen</div> <div>@phylogenomics I figured. What do you think, though? If legit, this might be the best way to go.Pascal Wallisch</div> <div>@phylogenomics I refuse to believe this. Jennifer Aniston would never sell us dirty water!Michele Banks</div> <div>@phylogenomics … but she says bottled water is 100x worse!Erick Matsen</div> <div>@ematsen @phylogenomics paging @markowenmartin water bottle ome #asm2012Paul Orwin</div> <div>“@phylogenomics: Ross says the bottled water she has surveyed has 100x as many microbes as tap water #asm2012” may change my shopping habitsHolly Bik</div> <div>@phylogenomics Abundance or Diversity? Does Ross wager to imply that 100X more microbes in water is good or bad? #asm2012Seth Bordenstein</div> <div>Jordan Peccia on The effect of environmental conditions on the allergenic potency of Aspergillus fumigatus spores</div> <div>Now at #ASM2012 is Jordan Peccia http://www.eng.yale.edu/peccialab/ who in my mind is one of the absolute best at interdisciplinary microbial studiesJonathan Eisen</div> <div>Though not talking about it here – Peccia is author of cool recent PLOSOne paper on bacteria & human occupancy http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0034867 #ASM2012Jonathan Eisen</div> <div>PLoS ONE: Human Occupancy as a Source of Indoor Airborne BacteriaOpen Access Research Article 1 Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United Stat…</div> <div>Peccia – "the good news is – I am at the conclusions" "the bad news is – I have two more slides after the conclusions" #ASM2012Jonathan Eisen</div>

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