Bacteria to stabilize buildings

So I’m going to stick with a theme here and try to talk about beneficial uses of microbes in the built environment (like stabilizing the ground underneath buildings to mitigate the effects of earthquakes). Today I came across the research from a group of students at Newcastle University who designed a strain of Bacillus that …

Biofilms to stabilize buildings?

When reading about the microbiology of the built environment there are far far more examples of the negative impacts of microbes on human health and building integrity than the reverse. Therefore, the occasional report of beneficial applications (however theoretical) deserves mention.  Today I came across this old report (behind a pay wall) from the 2005 …

Post Doc positions at the Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE)

Two post doc positions are available to work with the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center at the University of Oregon: Postdoctoral Position in Phylogenetic Ecology and Computational Genomics Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Ecology and Evolution Both are to work with Jessica Green and Brendan Bohannan as part of the BioBE Center: The BioBE …