May 5, 2017

A PLoS One paper, with Dr. Bik as one of the co-authors, to characterize human gut microbiome and compare certain taxa against healthy profiles, the relationship between diet, circadian rhythm and gut microbiome, and much more.


Webinar: Interactions between the Mycobiome and Bacteriome: Impact on Health and Disease – Zymo Research

The Real Impact of Rodent Diet on Microbiome and Gut Health Research Webinar Q&A – Taconic


PhD position in microbiology – Uppsala Universitet

Microbiology Technician – Pharmaceutical Industry – Runcorn

QC Microbiology/Environmental Control Associate – Yoh’s client – Phoenix

Human multi-site microbiome

Preprint: Microbial Metagenome Of Urinary Tract Infection – Ahmed Moustafa – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Inhibition of fracture healing in the presence of contamination by Staphylococcus aureus: Effects of growth state and immune response – Krystle A. Blanchette et al. – Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Human gut microbiome

Conditional postnatal deletion of the neonatal murine hepatic circadian gene, Npas2, alters the gut microbiome following restricted feeding – Derek S. O’Neil et al. – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Press: Study: Alterations to circadian clock change the body’s response to diet – Amy Wallace – UPI

16S rRNA gene sequencing and healthy reference ranges for 28 clinically relevant microbial taxa from the human gut microbiome – Daniel E. Almonacid and Laurens Kraal et al. (including our Elisabeth Bik) – PLoS One

Press: uBiome Publishes Peer-Reviewed Scientific Paper in PLOS ONE on First Version of Technology for Gut Health Screening Test – PRWeb

Commentary: The microbiota: an underestimated actor in radiation-induced lesions? – Harry Sokol and Timon Erik Adolph – Gut

Animal microbiome

Bacterial microbiota in small brown planthopper populations with different rice viruses – Shuo Li et al. – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Small mammal activity alters plant community composition and microbial activity in an old-field ecosystem – Leigh C. Moorhead et al. – Ecosphere

Edaphic Conditions, Aboveground Carbon Stocks and Plant Diversity on Nickel Mine Tailings Dump Vegetated with Senegalia polyacantha (Willd.) Seigler & Ebinger – Edeth Mukaro et al. – Land Degradation & Development

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: 290 Metagenome-assembled Genomes from the Mediterranean Sea: a resource for marine microbiology – Benjamin J Tully et al. – bioRxiv


Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay for phylogenetic analysis of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli – Mojtaba Hasanpour and Akram Najafi – Journal of Microbiological Methods

New issue of the Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

Zika fight: Bacteria-laden mosquitoes unleashed in Florida to combat virus – Phil Keating – Fox News

Drought-quenching bacteria the future of farming? – Taylor Hartman – Daily Sun

Officials warn swimmers to avoid bacteria-laden parts of Lake Lanier – Ellen Eldridge – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pathogenic bacteria train their defence in lakes and oceans –

Cross-sector collaboration needed in fight against antimicrobial resistance – Sara Wyant – Agri-Pulse

Microbes on the market

Taconic Biosciences Expands Microbiome Portfolio – P&T Community


Microbiology Career Profiles – Market Specialist at Pacific Biosciences with Melissa Smith, PhD – ASM

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