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 …

U.S. Government Reports

National Academy of Sciences Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health (2011) Sequence-Based Classification of Select Agents: A Brighter Line (2010) Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies: Workshop Summary (2010) Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation: A Tribute to the Life and Scientific Legacies of Joshua Lederberg (2009) The New Science of Metagenomics: …

Upcoming workshop of potential interest on “Building Design & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control 8/1-12 Boston. MA

Just a quick post on a workshop of possible interest: Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control. The workshop is August 1-12 in Boston, MA.   It is organized by the Harvard School of Public Health.  The overview from the website says: “A significant bottleneck in the implementation of precautions against airborne transmission of …