July 6, 2016

Two microbiology jobs, a Nature special on intestinal gut microbiota, coral dark spot syndrome, extremophiles from Yellowstone springs, and sugar-coating the envelope.


Assembly Biosciences in San Francisco is looking for a Bioinformatics Scientist for supporting their microbiome programs. Contact Jared Kaleck at Klein Hersh for more info.

Nature Microbiology is looking for an Associate Editor, based in New York or London.


4th Annual International Raising Clostridium difficile Awareness Conference and Health EXPO – September 20, 2016 – Atlanta

Human skin microbiome

Normal Skin Microbiota is Altered in Pre-clinical Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Hans Christian Ring – Acta Dermato-venereologica

The cutaneous microbiome and aspects of skin antimicrobial defense system resist acute treatment with topical skin cleansers – Aimee M. Two – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Review: Bacterial and Viral Infections in Atopic Dermatitis: a Comprehensive Review – Peck Y. Ong – Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

Human urinary tract microbiome

Review: The urinary microbiota: a paradigm shift for bladder disorders? – Linda Brubaker – Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Human vaginal microbiome

Analysis of the Vaginal Microbiome by Next-Generation Sequencing and Evaluation of its Performance as a Clinical Diagnostic Tool in Vaginitis – Ki Ho Hong – Annals of Laboratory Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients – B.J. Webb – Transplant Infectious Disease

The Esophageal Microbiome in Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Evan S. Dellon – Gastroenterology

Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) response to animal source foods varies among healthy young men and is influenced by their gut microbiota composition: a randomized controlled trial – Clara E. Cho – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Review: The Role of Gut Microflora and the Cholinergic Anti-inflammatory Neuroendocrine System in Diabetes Mellitus – Parth J. Parekh – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Review: Bifidobacteria and Their Role as Members of the Human Gut Microbiota – Amy O’Callaghan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Navigating the Microbial Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel – Laura E. Raffals – Gut and Liver

Animal and in vitro experiments

Composition of Gut Microbiota Influences Resistance of Newly Hatched Chickens to Salmonella Enteritidis Infection – Karolina Varmuzova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pterostilbene-induced changes in gut microbiota composition in relation to obesity – Usune Etxeberria – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

An Integrated Multi-Omics Approach Reveals the Effects of Supplementing Grass or Grass Hay with Vitamin E on the Rumen Microbiome and Its Function – Alejandro Belanche – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enterocyte-Associated Microbiome of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers – Silvia Turroni – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Composition and Functional Characterization of Microbiome Associated with Mucus of the Coral Fungia echinata Collected from Andaman Sea – Jhasketan Badhai – Frontiers in Microbiology

Epimicrobiota Associated with the Decay and Recovery of Orbicella Corals Exhibiting Dark Spot Syndrome – Julie L. Meyer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils – Jizhong Zhou – Nature Communications

Molecular biosignatures reveal common benthic microbial sources of organic matter in ooids and grapestones from Pigeon Cay, The Bahamas – S. S. O’Reilly – Geobiology

Availability and function of arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal fungi during revegetation of dewatered reservoirs left after dam removal – Andrew M. Cortese – Restoration Ecology

A metagenomic-based survey of microbial (de)halogenation potential in a German forest soil – Pascal Weigold – Scientific Reports

Limited recovery of soil microbial activity after transient exposure to gasoline vapors – Jakub J. Modrzyński – Environmental Pollution

Petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, plant identity and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community determine assemblages of the AMF spore-associated microbes – Bachir Iffis – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Linking internal and external bacterial community control gives mechanistic framework for pelagic virus-to-bacteria ratios – Selina Våge – Environmental Microbiology

The Dark Side of the Mushroom Spring Microbial Mat: Life in the Shadow of Chlorophototrophs. I. Microbial Diversity Based on 16S rRNA Gene Amplicons and Metagenomic Sequencing – Vera Thiel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomics-informed isolation and characterization of a symbiotic Nanoarchaeota system from a terrestrial geothermal environment – Louie Wurch – Nature Communications

Press: Scientists isolate, culture elusive Yellowstone microbe – Science Daily

Fungal and Prokaryotic Activities in the Marine Subsurface Biosphere at Peru Margin and Canterbury Basin Inferred from RNA-Based Analyses and Microscopy – Maria G. Pachiadaki – Frontiers in Microbiology

Unexpected biodiversity of ciliates in marine samples from below the photic zone – Jean-David Grattepanche – Molecular Ecology

Spatial and temporal variability of aerobic anoxygenic photoheterotrophic bacteria along the east coast of Australia – Jaime Bibiloni-Isaksson – Environmental Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Perspectives for microbial community composition in anaerobic digestion: From abundance and activity to connectivity – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Other microbiology

Opinion: Sugar Coating the Envelope: Glycoconjugates for Microbe–Host Crosstalk – Hanne L.P. Tytgat – Trends in Microbiology

A Combinatorial Algorithm for Microbial Consortia Synthetic Design – Alice Julien-Laferrière – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics and metagenomics – viruses and phages

Freshwater Metaviromics and Bacteriophages: A Current Assessment of the State of the Art in Relation to Bioinformatic Challenges – Katherine Bruder – Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Alignment-free microbial phylogenomics under scenarios of sequence divergence, genome rearrangement and lateral genetic transfer – Guillaume Bernard – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Dear Science: How many germs are actually on a toilet seat — and should I care? – Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan – Washington Post

‘Super bacteria’ discovered in Rio’s waters as Olympics near – Flora Charner – CNN
‘Super Bacteria’ Detected at Rio de Janeiro’s Beaches – Rosalie Chen – Time

Scientists Discover A Sponge Extract In Antarctica, Can Kill ‘SuperBug’ MRSA Bacterium – Science World Report

Training in microbiology, molecular biology concludes – The Tribune

Science, publishing, and career

The past, present and future of the PhD thesis – Nature

Let’s make peer review scientific – Drummond Rennie – Nature

Bik’s Picks

Warning: contains autoplay video with sound and light-flashes that might not be suitable for epileptics. Sneak peek: The ‘Game of Genomes’ is coming – sequencing Carl Zimmer’s genome – STAT News

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