November 4, 2015

Lots of upcoming workshops and seminars, genome-wide association of the human gut microbiota, contamination of cord blood units, and bacteria with the rRNA genes on a plasmid, not on their chromosome.


Webinar: The ageing microbiota by Gemma Walton and Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn – November 17, 2015 – 10AM Paris

Mothur 3-day workshop organized by Pat Schloss – December 16-18, Detroit.

2nd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia – February 29-March 1 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Early career workshop on Microbiology of the built environment (Chicago, IL) – Jack Gilbert lab – April 26-29 2016

Human oral microbiome

Pyrosequencing of Plaque Microflora In Twin Children with Discordant Caries Phenotypes – Meng Zhang – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

In HutteritesGenome-Wide Association Studies of the Human Gut Microbiota – Emily R. Davenport – PLOS ONE

Lactobacillus casei Shirota Supplementation Does Not Restore Gut Microbiota Composition and Gut Barrier in Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Pilot Study – Vanessa Stadlbauer – PLOS ONE

Infection microbiology

Microbial Contaminants of Cord Blood Units Identified by 16S rRNA Sequencing and by API Test System, and Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiling – Luís França – PLOS ONE

More microbes

Bacterial clade with the ribosomal RNA operon on a small plasmid rather than the chromosome – Mizue Anda – PNAS

High-throughput 3D tracking of bacteria on a standard phase contrast microscope
K.M. Taute – Nature Communications

Automated image analysis for quantification of filamentous bacteria – Marlene Fredborg – BMC Microbiology

Microbial ecology

Community rescue in experimental metacommunities – Etienne Low-Décarie – PNAS

Microbes in the news

Family dog lowers kids’ asthma risk, proving dirt and bacteria are good for children – Shelley Hazen – Inquisitr

Microbiome expert Martin Blaser to receive Georgetown’s Cura Personalis Award Nov. 3 – EurekAlert

Microbiomes could prove essential in various fields of science, study suggests – Kimberly Nielsen – The Daily Californian

Salivary microbiome of whitetail deer: Mature doe set the rut timetable – Oak Duke – Wellsville Daily Reporter

Finally! New germ exhibit opening at the American Museum of Natural History – Rebecca Rosenthal – North Jersey

Thank heavens, someone figured out which bacteria live on a donkey’s penis – Discover

How was the bacteria at York Hospital found?– Dylan Segelbaum – York Daily Record

Worms (and germs) may be the answer to preventing allergies – Jason Tetro – Popular Science

Two Million-Year-Old Bacteria Used Iron “Sunscreen” – Charlotte Ward – RedBrick

Bacteria infecting orange groves is driving up cost of juice; threatens nation’s supply – Sandy Miller – Fox2Now

Science, publishing, and career

EU urges science publishers to adapt to open access: European research commissioner Carlos Moedas has urged journal publishing companies to reshape their business models to an open access system. – LabNews

Supervision: Clear direction: Managing laboratory members as well as a research strategy can be difficult for early-career principal investigators, but help is at hand. – Boer Deng – Nature



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