Meeting preview: Bioaerosols Sept. 6-9, Saratoga, NY #microBEnet

A future meeting worth checking out for those interesting in microbiology of the built environment: Bioaerosol.org.  Help September 6-9 2011 in Saratoga Springs NY.   It is the “6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health.” Among the areas of focus will be Natural disaster, flooding, water …

Interesting blog post/paper from Tara Smith at Aetiology #microBEnet

Interesting blog post and paper from Tara Smith.  Her lab did some characterization of samples from kids and workers in childcare settings.  As part of their work they found some interesting varieties of Staphylococcus aureus.  For more detail see her post here: New paper: Staphylococcus aureus ST398 in a childcare worker : Aetiology.  If you have …

Richard Branson getting into microbial diversity (partly) #microBEnet

Richard Branson is planning a deep sea exploration project that will include sampling of microbial diversity with Katrina Edwards and Doug Bartlett and others.  For more information see here: Richard Branson launches Virgin Oceanic: deep-sea exploring submarines – Boing Boing. Perhaps we can convince him to also use his planes and spaceships to sample airborn …

Upcoming conference: DOE-JGI User Meeting: Energy, Genomes, Environment, Microbes, Trees and more …

Just got this email I thought would be useful to share (with a few edits) Still time to register for JGI “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) hosts the “Genomics of Energy & Environment” 6th Annual User Meeting (March 22-24, 2011): Here Explore the agenda of …