Metagenomics workshop taught by Titus Brown and Harriet Alexander

This is definitely worth checking out. Titus Brown and Harriet Alexander taught a two day metagenomics workshop at UCSD and they have written up some details about it and posted videos. Wrap up blog: titus-blog/2016-metagenom ics-workshop-at-sio.rst at public · ctb/titus-blog · GitHub All the docs here: http://2016-metagenomics-sio.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ Videos

Reflections on BioBE’s first Microbiome Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

The Biology & Built Environment Center hosted a Microbiome Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on May 27th, 2016 at the University of Oregon. You can view the MeetUp page for this event here. The objective of this event was to facilitate the contribution of microbiome science edits & topics to a globally-used, public knowledge resource (Wikipedia). We …

The Built Environment Reference Genome Collection… A First Taste

Over the last several years our lab has spent a fair bit of effort on collecting and sequencing genomes of bacteria from the built environment.  Genome sequences are useful for a number of reasons including facilitating metagenomics and understanding the actual metabolic capacity of particular microbes.  In particular we hope that genome sequences will facilitate …

MoBE Early Career Workshop

Last week, Melissa Dsouza and Jack Gilbert at the University of Chicago hosted a Sloan sponsored MoBE Early Career Workshop. I had the pleasure of attending this well organized event and was inspired by this highly intelligent and motivated group of scientists. The future for the MoBE is bright indeed if these scientists are able to find jobs …