Everyone should read this piece by Ed Yong: Norm Pace Blew The Door Off The Microbial World

There is a wonderful tribute to Norm Pace in the Atlantic by Ed Yong. Norm Pace truly did blow the door off the microbial world. Source: Norm Pace Blew The Door Off The Microbial World – The Atlantic Lots of good stuff in there about Pace and his career.  See for example this: Pace also …

A hairy pacman approach to “microbial dark matter” in drinking water

Got pointed to this paper by Sofia Ahsanuddin of the MetaSub project and thought it might be of interest. Source: Exploring the under-investigated “microbial dark matter” of drinking water treatment plants : Scientific Reports Abstract: Scientists recently reported the unexpected detection of unknown or poorly studied bacterial diversity in groundwater. The ability to uncover this neglected biodiversity …

Kristen DeAngelis slides for “Microbial Diversity” Course

My course slides are updated for 2017 with a new lecture on acellular life. Lecture 01 (3-21-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lec02 phylogeny (3-23-2017) from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 03 (3-28-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 20 (4-20-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 22 (4-27-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis   Lecture 23 (5-2-2017) acellular life slides …

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, …

Day 1 of #NeLLi17 – From New Lineages of Life To New Functions 

I made a Storify of Tweets from Day 1 of the “From New Lineages of Life to New Functions” meeting.  See: #NeLLi17 – From New Lineages of Life To New Functions Day 1 (with images, tweets) · phylogenomics · Storify. [View the story “#NeLLi17 – From New Lineages of Life To New Functions Day 1” …