Save the date – 10/27 – MICROBOOOMES at #UCDavis

This is just a “Save the Date” announcement. More detail will be coming soon. Every year the UC Davis Genome Center hosts a “Halloween Symposium” on some genomics-related topic.  In addition to the symposium there is a pumpkin carving contest, a poster session with some prizes, awards for best costumes, and generally a decent amount …

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, …

10th World Conference of Science Journalists (#WCSJ17) in October in SF has a lot on microbes …

So this looks like a very very good meeting.  Source: Schedule – 10th World Conference of Science Journalists, San Francisco 2017 As a science writer, blogger, Tweeter, etc, it seems of great interest to me, even though I am not sure whether I would classify in any way as a science journalist.  Regardless, if you …

#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     …

Worth a look: new paper on “The application of project-based learning in bioinformatics training”

  This new paper in PLOS Computational. Biology may be of interest: : The application of project-based learning in bioinformatics training by Emery LR and Morgan SL. Although many out there may already be doing projects based learning for bioinformatics, many others are not.  This paper discusses how the authors added a projects component to an existing course …

Eclipse brings out a cool citizen microbiology project

When I first saw the headline on this I groaned a little, thinking this was some completely bogus type of project.  But actually, upon reading about it in more detail it sounds like a really good public engagement project involving the eclipse, students, space, and microbes. The article: Most-watched eclipse in history could answer the …

Storify of Talk by Jo Handelsman at DOE JGI Meeting on Plant Secondary Metabolites

This may be of interest to some. I made a Storify of some Tweets by me and a few others from a talk by Jo Handelsman yesterday. See Talk by Jo Handelsman on “Convergence of Model Systems and the Natural World” at #JGIPlantSecondary meeting [View the story “Talk by @jo_microbe on “Convergence of Model Systems …