Want to become a “Guardian of Microbial Diversity” support microbe collections

Collections of microbial cultures are critical tools in studying the microbial world around us. I have learned this from personal experience.  The DSMZ for example, was absolutely essential to the entire GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project I coordinated via the DOE-JGI.  I recommend that everyone out there find ways to support various …

Call for MoBE photos and videos

Highlighting MoBE Research !!   I am putting together a slide deck to highlight MoBE research at the Microbiology of the Built Environment Symposium October (10th-12th) at the National Academy of Sciences. The images will be run during breaks and prior to the beginning of the symposium each day. Please send your group’s photos, logos, …

Moldy wallpaper study getting some press.

OK – I am not really sure how much of this is new, but a new paper in AEM is getting some press recently. I first found out about it via a Tweet from Elisabeth Bik Wallpaper May Breed Toxins: Study Wallpaper may contribute to “sick building syndrome,”https://t.co/GdVUNBCYha — Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest) June 25, 2017 …