Alfred P. Sloan Foundation renews BioBE funding!

Dr. Van Den Wymelenberg, Biology and the Built Environment Center PI and Co-Director, is excited to announce that the Center has secured another two years of funding from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and their Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) program.  Van Den Wymelenberg stated, “we are honored to have been awarded a final …

MoBE Symposium talks and photos

Check out the MoBE talks (slides & videos) and photos taken throughout the symposium.   Videos of MoBE Symposium presentations and panel discussion are now available on the microBEnet YouTube channel. MoBE YouTube videos: MoBE talks and panel discussions. MoBE Slides – figshare #MOBE2017 MoBE photos on Flickr (MOBE2017 group)    

Ed Yong Contains Multitudes and So Do You. The Videos. Part 1. Termites.

Well, I am definitely biased but I think this is really really good and worth a look. This is the first in a series of videos based on Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes” book. Brought to you by HHMI Tangled Banks Studios, this one is about animal digestion and the role microbes play in it …

BE microbiome as biosensors

  Hi MoBE blog, I just wanted to share a piece that I recently wrote for a Special Issue on the journal Microbial Biotechnology. The Special issue presents a collection articles about “The contribution of microbial biotechnology to sustainable development goals”, and the title of my article is “Microbial communities as biosensors for monitoring urban …

Call for MoBE photos and videos

Highlighting MoBE Research !!   I am putting together a slide deck to highlight MoBE research at the Microbiology of the Built Environment Symposium October (10th-12th) at the National Academy of Sciences. The images will be run during breaks and prior to the beginning of the symposium each day. Please send your group’s photos, logos, …

Panel discussion on 9/11 on NAS “Microbiomes of the Built Environment” report 

Recently we wrote about a new NAS report: NAS Study released: #MOBEstudy “Microbiomes of the Built Environment: A Research Agenda for Indoor Microbiology, Human Health, and Buildings” I am writing here to share that there will be a panel discussion on September 11 about this report. People can attend in person or online. From the email …

#MoBE17: Microbiology of the Built Environment Research & Applications Symposium

This meeting should be of interest to many out there. A great collection of speakers and topics. Keynotes by Ed Yong, Susan Lynch and Marc Edwards. Registration deadline is September 1.   MoBE 2017 Microbiology of the Built Environment Research and Applications Symposium October 10 – October 12, 2017 NAS Building Washington, DC     …