MoBE panel discussion-MoBE 2017

Enjoy this engaging panel discussion discussing the myth and reality of MoBE manipulation. The panel consists of Rita Colwell, Jeffrey Siegel, Ilana Brito, and Jessica Green. Moderated by Rob Knight, University of California San Diego. This was recorded at the MoBE 2017 symposium in Washington D.C. While you’re there, check out all of the other speakers …

Save the date: Dec 12-13 workshop on infectious diseases in the urban built environment

On December 12-13, the National Academies’ Forum on Microbial Threats, in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences, will host a 1.5-day workshop examining “Urbanization and Slums: New Transmission Pathways of Infectious Diseases in the Built Environment.” This workshop was developed with input from the experts and staff that produced the National Academy of Sciences …

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)    

#MoBE17 Day 3 Summary

The third and final day started with a Keynote talk by Marc Edwards about “MoBE, Public Health and the Flint Water Crisis”.  It’s really hard to sum up this talk, I would recommend watching the video if interested.  Marc talked about the Flint crisis from their perspective, starting with their pre-existing work on corrosion and …

#MoBE17 Day 1-2 Summary

The first evening of the #MoBE17 meeting was a reception, with a fabulous keynote talk by Ed Yong mainly focused on Science Communication. Ed had a number of tips for interacting with journalists and thinking about how we present stories instead of facts. The quote of the evening was surely “you cannot replace a feeling …