New Sloan-funded project in the built environment: airborne microbiome before/after weatherization, Largus Angenent

The Sloan Foundation today announced funding for a pilot study looking at the effects of weatherization on the indoor airborne microbiome.  This work will be performed by Largus Angenent at Cornell University.  The full summary of the project is below: The U.S. Department of Energy has instituted a weatherization program aimed at making homes more …

Update on Sloan RFP PRocess

The Sloan Foundation review process for proposals dealing with the microbiology of the built environment deadline has been extended from June 15th until the first week of July.  Full text below:   Dear Colleague − Due to the large number of submissions in response to the March 27, 2012 call for letters of intent, the …

Sloan Meeting on microbiology of the built environment #microBEnet

More detail on the Sloan Meeting on “Microbiology of the Built Environment,” via storify: ———————– UPDATE February 2019 Storify is no longer in existence. Fortunately we were able to convert the Storify summary to one via Wakelet. Wakelet details: Link to Wakelet Site: Sloan Meeting on microbiology of the built environment #microBEnet PDF of Wakelet …

New microBEnet pages: Sampling statistics and Sloan grantees

Looking for input on a couple of new pages on the microBEnet site. The first is a revised, updated list of all the grantees in the Sloan Foundation’s microbiology of the built environment program.  This might be useful for anyone considering the recent call for proposals.  If you’re a Sloan Grantee, we’d really appreciate it …

New grant in Sloan Program: “Microbially Visible Home”

Another new grant in the microbiology of the built environment program, by Rob Knight at CU Boulder, in collaboration with Robert Van Pelt: Title: “Microbially Visible Home” “The Microbially Visible Home will perform dense spatial and temporal sampling of the ArcheType sustainable house in Toronto, linking microbial data to BIM (Building Information Models) in order …

Request for Proposals: Sloan Foundation program in the Microbiology of the Built Environment

An official missive from the Sloan Foundation (PDF version here) Dear Colleague − The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has created a new funding opportunity in its Microbiology of the Built Environment program. The Foundation seeks to support up to four new studies of the microbiology of the built environment.  Successful projects will be either hypothesis …

New grant in Sloan Program: Microbes of built environments spanning human urbanization

The Sloan Foundation has made a few new grants as part of their microbiology of built environment program.  Here’s a description of the most recent, being undertaken by Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello at the University of Puerto Rico: Title: Microbes of built environments spanning human urbanization “Little attention has been paid to the microbes that live …

A bit about IM-BOL: The Indoor Mycota Barcode of Life for #microBEnet

Just got a nice description of the IM-BOL “Indoor Mycota Barcode of Life” project from the PI Keith Seifert.  This is one of the newly funded projects that are part of the Sloan Foundation’s Indoor Environment program.  I am posting the description on microBEnet here: https://www.microbe.net/im-bol-the-indoor-mycota-barcode-of-life/.  We are working on having pages for each of the …