#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 …

Microbiomes of the Built Environment Public Release Panel Discussion – Now Available to View!

Of potential interest, I received this from the NAS: Good afternoon – We are pleased to announce that a recording of the Microbiomes of the Built Environment report release panel discussion is now available to be viewed. Please visit the following website to view the discussion, as well as a PDF copy of the briefing …

Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) Symposium at NCSE

On January 24, 2017 we held a 90 minute symposium titled “Microbiology of the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Design” at the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference (NCSE) conference in Washington, DC. Thank you to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for sponsoring this event. The NCSE conference integrates science and policy, …

Call for Papers MoBE 2017 Microbiome Special Issue

Call for Papers: MoBE 2017 Special Issue of BioMed Central’s Microbiome Journal  (Submission Guidelines) We invite submissions of MoBE papers highlighting recent research and emerging hot topics along the theme of “MoBE Research to Applications” for our peer-reviewed MoBE special issue. Publishing charges are sponsored by the MoBE meeting and BioMed Central’s Microbiome Journal. This special issue will be available by October 1st, …

GSC19 (Brisbane, Australia) Registration is Open !!

We are happy to announce that registration for GSC19 is now open !! Theme:  Extending Standards to Viruses and Microbial Eukaryotes Date: May 15th-17th, 2017 Location: Stamford Plaza, Brisbane, Australia Host: Philip Hugenholtz           Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, University of Queensland The agenda is packed with exciting sessions and topics: Viral classification and …