MoBE Postdoctoral Fellowship: Indoor aerosol fate, transport, and control: implications for disease transmission

Microbial pathogens, including viral, bacterial, and fungal species, are transmitted via both airborne and surface contact routes in indoor environments. Breathing, sneezing, and coughing are important sources of many of these species, with the microbes being aerosolized and dispersed in microscopic liquid droplets that may settle to nearby surfaces or evaporate into smaller droplet nuclei …

Size matters, or what I learned from collaborating with environmental engineers

The Sloan Foundation recently convened grantees for the 2nd Conference on the Microbiology of the Built Environment, and the opening talk focused on the benefits of collaboration. Carlos Rodriguez reminded us (I’m paraphrasing), “When you look at problems in silos, you find solutions in silos. But when you look at problems across disciplines, you find …

Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh

Just a quick one here. Though people should not focus ONLY on pathogens in buildings it certainly seems that outbreaks of Legionella such as this one: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak, Scotland: Man Dies In Edinburgh | UK News | Sky News. could be used to call attention to the need to better understand microbiology of the …