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 …

Bates College: Symposium on Fostering Diversity in Microbiology: Research, Pedagogy, and Climate in STEM

Just got sent this and thought it might be of interest. Bates College: Call for Papers: Biology New Scholars Symposium on Fostering Diversity in Microbiology: Research, Pedagogy, and Climate in STEM Location: Lewiston, Maine Closes: Oct 20, 2017 Context: Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long …

Aspen Center for Physics summer workshop on “Physical Principles Governing the Organization of Microbial Communities.”

This could be interesting – a workshops this summer at the Aspen Center for Physics. June 3 – June 24 Physical Principles Governing the Organization of Microbial Communities. Organizers: Kerwyn Casey Huang, Stanford University Rachel Dutton, University of California San Diego Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University Jeff Gore*, MIT Nearly every environment on earth is populated …

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 …

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     …

An anvi’o workshop at the Joint Genome Institute

Just a quick post here about an upcoming anvi’o workshop at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI).  While I’ve never used anvi’o myself, I know that people rave about it and the visualizations it produces look really cool.  It can be used with metagenomic, genomic, and transcriptomic data.  Information below copied from the workshop website.   …

American Society for Microbiology “#asmicrobe” meeting June 1-5

Coming up in June (June 1-5) in New Orleans.  ASM Microbe 2017, the Annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. For more information see https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-microbe-2017 The meeting should be very good. Hotel deadline is May 17. For sessions on some topics of interest see Antimicrobial Agents and Infectious Diseases Applied and Environmental Science Clinical and …

Health + Energy Research Consortium

. The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) and Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) at the University of Oregon, are pleased to announce the launch of the the Health + Energy Research Consortium!  On May 4-5, 2017, in Portland Oregon, we begin our journey to dramatically reduce energy consumption and maximize human health …