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 …

Do microbes hate art?

There is a very interesting article by Kate Baggaley in Popular Science from a few weeks ago that is definitely worth a look. “Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.” Source: The world’s art is under attack—by microbes | Popular Science It discusses how microbes are damaging various kinds of …

NASA MoBE Postdoctoral Fellowship: Virulence and Drug Resistance of Burkholderia and Ralstonia species isolated from the ISS potable water systems

The disease-causing organisms Burkholderia multivorans, B. cepacia, genomovars of the B. cepacia complex (BCC), as well as an unclassified species of Burkholderia, and its relatives Ralstonia pickettii and R. insidiosa account for 60% of the bacterial isolates obtained from the filtrated water system on board the International Space Station (ISS). Members of these genera can …

Microbiology Student Symposium at UC Berkeley 4/29/17

Microbiology Student Symposium at UC Berkeley (free & credit as local conf for DE-HMI students) When: April 29th, 2017 9 AM – 5 PM, reception to follow Where: David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704 Keynote speakers: Bonnie Bassler (Princeton) Edward DeLong (U Hawaii) More info & registration: http://microstudentgroup.weebly.com/2017-microbiology-student-symposium.html

These are actual living microbiologists #actuallivingscientist #microbiology #microbes

I have been tracking #actuallivingscientist postings on Twitter compiled those by people doing microbiology. Actual living microbiologists. [View the story “These are actual living microbiologists #actuallivingscientist #microbiology #microbes #microBEnet” on Storify]

STAMPS course at MBL

A few weeks ago I attended a course entitled “Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structure” at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, along with a number of other students, postdocs and faculty engaged in the study of the microbiology of the built environment (as well as the oceans, humans, animals, plants). This excellent …

Videos of talks from “Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Research to Application”

On April 11 there was a meeting in Washington DC that was part of an effort from a new study being conducted by the National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering on “Microbiomes of the Built Environment”.  Videos and slides from the meeting have now been posted.  I have compiled them below. In addition, I …