@ASM Conference on The Individual Microbe

Just announced: @ASM Conference on The Individual Microbe: Single-cell Analysis and Agent-based Modeling March 18—20, 2016 ASM Headquarters Washington, DC. @ASM Conferences are designed to foster interaction and facilitate collaboration between 50 invited participants by having in-depth discussions on a single topic and serving as an incubator for bringing new scientific specialty meetings to the …

Simple & elegant solution to a big problem in DNA based microbial diversity studies

A new preprint has come out in PeerJ that presents a simple yet elegant solution to one of the bigger problems in DNA based microbial diversity studies.  The authors (Wenke Smets, Jonathan W Leff, Mark A Bradford, Rebecca L McCulley, Sarah Lebeer, Noah Fierer) show how one can use the addition of an internal standard …