September 8, 2016

Geese in wintering areas, Hirschsprung’s disease, and extreme metagenomics.

Jobs and Events

Assistant Professor in Microbiome Research – University of Maryland Baltimore County

Virtual Conference: Microbiology & Immunology 2016 interactive online conference, latest Research on Microscopic Organisms and How They Impact the Human Body – September 7-8, 2016

EPA Webinar and Discussion: What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments? – Brent Stephens – September 22, 2016

SMi’s 6th annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology conference – January 18-19, London, UK

Human gut microbiome

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-7-35-07-amCharacterization of Intestinal Microbiomes of Hirschsprung’s Disease Patients with or without Enterocolitis Using Illumina-MiSeq High-Throughput Sequencing – Yuqing Li – PLOS ONE

Preview: Harnessing Genes and Diet to Fine-Tune the Gut Microbial Fitness – Patrice D. Cani – Cell Metabolism

Animal microbiome

GeeseCharacterising the interspecific variations and convergence of gut microbiota in Anseriformes herbivores at wintering areas – Yuzhan Yang – Scientific Report

Water and extremophile microbiome

Extreme metagenomics using nanopore DNA sequencing: a field report from Svalbard, 78 N – Arwyn Edwards – bioRxiv

Bacterial community succession in a high altitude sub-arctic glacier foreland is a three-stage process – Sina Kazemi – Molecular Ecology

Communities that thrive in extreme conditions captured from a freshwater lake – Etienne Low-Décarie – Biology Letters

Review: Substratum-Associated Microbiota – Paula C. Furey – Water Environment Research

Food microbiology

Mungo bean sprout microbiome and changes associated with culture based enrichment protocols used in detection of Gram-negative foodborne pathogens – Heike Margot – Microbiome

Bioinformatics and metagenomes

De novo extraction of microbial strains from metagenomes reveals intra-species niche partitioning – Christopher Quince – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Captive Komodo Dragons Share Their Teeming Microbiome with Their Environment, Just Like Us – Naomi Shavin – Smithsonian Magazine

OSTP call to action on saving soil – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

IIT-Bombay team finds bacteria responsible for neonatal deaths – Priyanka Sahoo – The Indian Express

Scientists discover link between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases – BBSRC

Life on Mars? Martian Meteorites, Martian Microbes – Julie Taylor – uBiome blog

New website (with a link to my blog, so it’s all good): The Microbiome, sponsored by Era7 Bioinformatics Inc.

Science integrity

Macchiarini scandal is a valuable lesson for the Karolinska Institute – Nature

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