Notes from the 2012 ASM Beneficial Microbes Conference

Greetings from the 2012 ASM Beneficial Microbes Conference held in beautiful San Antonio (Ill ignore the torrential downpours from Friday for the moment). Despite the more restricted theme, at least compared to the ASM general meeting, the organizers did a great job of inviting a broad variety of speakers. Of course, we heard about insect …

Storify of tweets from QIIME/VAMPs meeting and ITS fungal meeting in Boulder

For those wanting to catch up on the workshop discussions that happened last week in Boulder, we’ve pulled together all the tweets into a Storify! Includes coverage of the QIIME/VAMPS bioinformatics workshop, and the subsequent fungal meeting focused on resources for ITS gene barcoding. [View the story “QIIME/VAMPS and ITS fungi #microbenet meetings” on Storify]

Save the Date: Annual Sloan Microbiology of the Built Environment Meeting will be May 22-24 2013 in Boulder, CO

The dates of May 22-24th were set today at the end of the VAMPS/QIIME workshop in Boulder (more about that later). The dates have been choose to coordinate with ASM 2013, which is in Denver from May 18-21st.  Anyone attending ASM should just be able to take a shuttle up to Boulder for the Sloan …

Talks of interest from the upcoming AAAR meeting in October (Minneapolis) – Karen Dannemiller, Denina Hospodsky

More talks of interest from the AAAR meeting coming up in a couple of months.  Previous posts about this meeting can be found here, here, and here. Phylogenetic-based Fungal Population Comparisons of Dust Collected from Water-damaged and Nonwater-Damaged Homes KAREN DANNEMILLER, Jordan Peccia, Yale University Abstract Number: 327 Working Group: The Indoor Microbiome In the 5MB.2 …

Upcoming talks related to the microbiology of the built environment

One of the difficulties working within the microbiology of the built environment is making sure that the relevant information crosses over the boundaries between building science and microbial ecology since those two groups tend to attend different meeting and read different journals.   That’s one of the reasons that we’ve worked to hard to sponsor microbiology …

Genomic Standards Consortium Workshop, April 22-24 2013 (Bethesda MD)

(Announcement for the 2013 Genomic Standards Consortium, you can also check out their wiki) The GSC 15 Workshop The 15th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Date: April 22-24, 2013 Location: National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA GSC 15, ‘Science enabled by Standards’, will be held on April 22-24, 2013 at the National …