Webinar on “Microbiomes and the Environment” 

Got pointed to this by Ameet Pinto on Twitter and it seems likely of interest @microBEnet folks – this seems very relevant. cc @phylogenomics @davidacoil https://t.co/XWsIrRMOUi – Ameet Pinto (@watermicrobe) July 15, 2016   From the site: The Microbiome and the Environment Microorganisms are Earth’s oldest life forms and have come to inhabit virtually every location …

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 …

Course Materials: Human Health and the Design of the Urban Microbiome

This last winter, Gwynne Mhuireach at the University of Oregon taught a really interesting course entitled “Human Health and the Design of the Urban Microbiome”.  She posted a description of the final “design charrette” here on microBEnet awhile back.  I just asked her if she’d be willing to share her course materials for others interested …

CMB Summer Course on Microbial Ecology @ SIMS

CMB Summer Course on Microbial Ecology @ SIM 20th — 25th November, 2016 at The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) Sydney, Australia This course provides an intensive training for scientists interested in the ecology of microorganisms within a range of environments, offering students practical hands-on experience in: Experimental/ sample design and statistical analysis Training …

June 20-21 Meeting #2 for NAS Microbiomes of the Built Environment Study

Coming next week June 20-21 Meeting #2 of the NAS study on Microbiomes of the Built Environment. Meeting is free to attend in person or online and the agenda includes some amazing people so it should be worth checking out. Some more detail from their website is below: The study’s second public meeting will be held …

Help improve Wikipedia Science

Noticed Paula Olsiewski’s post about upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thons for science and wanted to share it here. To celebrate the Wikipedia Year of Science, the Wiki Education Foundation is presenting a series of ‘edit-a-thons,’ workshops and invited talks at conferences throughout the year, presented in partnership with major scientific societies. You can check out upcoming events here, including next …

Swabs to Genomes: Week 10 (Review paper, debrief, cost analysis)

Week 10 was the last week of class (that’s a quarter system for all semester-types out there).  In the previous class the students got together in groups and produced “consensus” genome announcements for their groups.   In the intervening week, Ashley and I produced a “consensus consensus” Genome Announcement, taking pieces from the various groups.    Then …