Archived Newsletter August 2014

MicroBEnet Blogs
A summary of the recent topics posted on

As usual, our blog posts this summer spanned a wide range of topics relevant to the microbiology of the built environment, ranging from concrete to germophobia.



Reviews and commentary:


The history of microbiology


Input solicited:


Conference and workshop reports:


Recent interesting articles, preprints and books:

The story behind the research


Microbes and buildings in the news:


Germophobia in the news:


Podcasts and videos:


Resources, methods and tools:


Social media resources:


Resource of the Month: Workshop Report
This month we’d like to highlight the Workshop Report from “Building Science to Advance Research in the Microbiology of the Built Environment”.   This report summarizes a small workshop held in May 2014 with the goal “to bring together a group of experts in building science and engineering with a smaller number of microbiologists and microbial ecologists to discuss existing gaps and future opportunities for research on the microbiology of the built environment.”
The Workshop was aimed at prioritizing needs for the future in the field.   A summary of the report can be found in this microBEnet post by Brent Stephens.


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