Research Associate-Fixed Term position at Michigan State University

Michigan State University has an opportunity for Co-PI on a research project using third-generation technologies for rapid detection and accurate quantification of viral pathogens in marine mammals and their environments. APPLY HERE:   http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496632/research-associatefixed-term   Position Summary As Co-PI, you will lead the overall assessment of the illumina and nanopore MinION sequencing and Digital Droplet …

ScienceFriday on ‘What Microbes Are Hiding In Your Microbiome?’ with Jessica Green & Rob Dunn

Source: What Microbes Are Hiding In Your Microbiome? Great to see / hear this on Science Friday.  Featuring Jessica Green and Rob Dunn and a discussion of the new NAS report on microbiomes of the built environment. Produced by Katie Hiler. It is worth a listen to … Here is their summary: Ever wonder if your …

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Consultant, Colorado State University’s College of Agriculture Sciences (CAS)

Join the CSU Microbiome Network! Don’t like chasing grants to fund your salary? This hard-line position is for you!  http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/48757 Colorado State University’s College of Agriculture Sciences (CAS) seeks Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Consultant to provide (1) expertise to the CAS research community in bioinformatics experimental design and analysis, (2) state of the art collaborative bioinformatics/computational biology …

Interesting #bioart; “Bacteria from 300-year-old Ovid poetry volume inspires ‘bio-artist'”

Came across this pretty interesting story today, an article in the Guardian entitled “Bacteria from 300-year-old Ovid poetry volume inspires ‘bio-artist’”.  Basically the artist found an old book, and then cultured microbes from it, using her own blood to make blood agar plates.  Voila, cool microbe art with history mixed in.        

The cheese microbiome as a model. system continues to yield useful results

The “cheese microbiome” as a model system continues to yield useful results.  Model systems for microbiome & microbial ecology studies are really important and it is great to see how this system has continued to develop.  This is worth a look. The search for lively bacterial communities led Rachel Dutton, a microbiologist at UC San …