Meeting Report: Microbiomes of the Built Environment – Meeting #3: Day 1

Today was the first day of the 3rd meeting in the NAS-sponsored series of “Microbiomes of the Built Environment:  From Research to Application” meetings.  This meeting was held at UC Irvine and the goal was to provide information for the NAS committee that will subsequently produce a report on the status of the field.  For …

Calling all future MoBE post docs- application deadline Sept 1, 2016

Just wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for postdoctoral fellowship applications through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) program is September 1, 2016. The program provides support for postdoctoral researchers in laboratories currently engaged in research in the U.S. or Canada. Three awards of $120,000 each will be made in …

FAQ on Microbiology of Built Environments from the American Academy of Microbiology

There is a report out from the American Academy of Microbiology that is based on the “Microbiology of the Built Environment” colloquium they hosted in September 2015.  The report summary is below: Built environments are the structures that humans create to shelter from the outdoors and provide spaces for living, working, playing, and getting places. …

NAS Meeting: Microbiomes of the Built Environment: From Research to Application

Got an e-mail reminder today from the organizers of this NAS meeeting… sounds pretty relevant for people studying the microbiology of the built environment!  :)    Detailed information below:   Register Now: Microbiomes of the Built Environment Meeting Monday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. EDT The National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue …

Patenting obvious methods in Microbiology of the Built Environment?

(edited 7:15pm 3-7-16, to make it clear this was a patent application not a patent) So I got an e-mail from Jonathan Eisen this morning asking me if I had seen this tweet about a patent application regarding surveying the microbiome of the built environment: @watermicrobe this reads like “materials and methods” sections for most …

Near perfect balance in a microbiome paper – hopeful yet no hype: The microbiome of the built environment and mental health

Source: The microbiome of the built environment and mental health | Microbiome | Full Text Andrew J. Hoisington, Lisa A. Brenner, Kerry A. Kinney, Teodor T. Postolache and Christopher A. Lowry When I saw the title of this I cringed a bit, worried that this paper would be overselling what we know about the microbiome and …

Really cool sounding Built Environment Research Facility… but what about microbes?

The Mayo Clinic in MN has built a research facility called the “Well Living Lab” which aims to help research connections between health and the built environment.   Here’s a description of the facility from their website: At the Lab, we research the real-world impact of indoor environments on human health and well-being, and generate evidence-based …