January 28, 2016


2016 Mo Bio Microbiome Awards: provides young, extraordinary scientists with funding and recognition to carry out scientific work in the field of Microbiome research – Deadline May 31, 2016

Live streaming now: Women in Science Summit 2016 #SciWomen16 hosted by the California Academy of Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Metagenomic Approach for Identification of the Pathogens Associated with Diarrhea in Stool Specimens – Yanjiao Zhou – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiota and allergic disease in children – Sarah L. Bridgman – Annals of the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Animal models of microbiome research

The microenvironment of injured murine gut elicits a local pro-restitutive microbiota – Ashfaqul Alam – Nature Microbiology

Editorial: Host response: Microbiota prime antiviral response – Julie K. Pfeiffer – Nature Microbiology

Editorial: Winning the Microbial Battle, but Not the War – Hiutung Chu – Cell

Animal microbiome

Apibacter mensalis sp. nov.: a rare member of the bumble bee gut microbiota – Jessy Praet – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity and Biogeography of Bathyal and Abyssal Seafloor Bacteria – Christina Bienhold – PLOS ONE

Built environment microbiome

Comparison of Two Culture Methods for Use in Assessing Microbial Contamination of Duodenoscopes – Michaela A. Gazdik – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Waste microbiology

Microwave and ultrasound pre-treatments influence microbial community structure and digester performance in anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge – Maria Westerholm – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of copper particles on a model septic system’s function and microbial community – Alicia A. Taylor – Water Research

Microbes in the news

Poop espionage: Stalin ‘used secret laboratory to analyse Mao’s excrement’– Steven Rosenberg – BBC

Science, publishing, and career

Peer-reviewing Frontiers – Michiel Dijkstra – Frontiers Blog

Faking it: In the face of routine rejection, many scientists must learn to cope with the insidious beast that is impostor syndrome – Chris Woolston – Nature



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