Very interesting article by Peter Andrey Smith: A Quest for Even Safer Drinking Water – NYTimes.com. It tells the tale of Norm Pace and his lab’s field work to study the microbial diversity of municipal drinking water systems. The work is part of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program on Microbiology of the Built Environment and is, well, fascinating. It is definitely worth a read.
And – just to have a picture with this post here is a gratuitous one of me and Norm fist bumping at the ASM Meeting in Denver 2013 (Norm has taught me to try to avoid shaking hands at large public gatherings).
– Mark O. Martin (@markowenmartin) May 19, 2013