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CMB Summer Course on Microbial Ecology @ SIMS


By: Jonathan Eisen

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…

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


By: Jonathan Eisen

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…

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Citizen Microbiology Book Chapter: Lessons Learned


By: David Coil

Back in September 2014 I was invited to write a book chapter on citizen science in microbiology.  After several iterations of the book, the chapter, and the licensing agreement here is the final version.  The book came out yesterday, here's a link to the entire book on Amazon ("The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science") …

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Outdoors, occupants, and the pan-microbiome: a review


By: Marcus Leung

Our group here at the City University of Hong Kong is interested in looking at microbial communities in built environments (BEs) of various sorts, including subways and residences. We have recently come up with a review article describing how outdoor and indoor occupants help shape a potential global BE "pan-microbiome," the microbiome that encompasses BEs around the globe, which…

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