Swabs to Genomes Workflow… as a class!

For the last few years our lab has been really excited about the idea of having undergraduates culture bacterial isolates and sequence their genomes.  Starting with the Undergraduate Built Environment Genomes Project in 2011, we went on to re-write and upgrade the assembly pipeline that we use, followed by the publication of the “Swabs to …

New papers on microbiology of the built environment, March 7, 2016

Microbes in the house Seasonal Dynamics of the Airborne Bacterial Community and Selected Viruses in a Children’s Daycare Center – Aaron J. Prussin II – PLOS ONE (OA) We have investigated the microbial community of the air in a daycare center, including seasonal dynamics in the bacterial community and the presence of specific viral pathogens. …