Today’s digest has multiple articles on statistical and bioinformatic techniques! Also included is a job ad from my research team, so check it out if you’re interested in gaining geomicrobiology research experience at a national laboratory.
Events and jobs
Our geomicrobiology research group at the National Energy Technology Lab – Pittsburgh is looking for a technician/researcher. Exact responsibilities are somewhat flexible depending on interest and education-level; we are accepting applications from current students at all levels as well as postdocs.
Mycobacteriophages: From Petri dish to patient – Hatfull – PLOS Pathogens
Reconstructing the ecosystem context of a species: Honey-borne DNA reveals the roles of the honeybee – Wirta et al. – PLOS One
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Preprint: Soil chemistry and soil history significantly structure oomycete communities in Brassicaceae crop rotations – Blakney et al. – bioRxiv
Preparation of biological monolayers for producing high-resolution scanning electron micrographs – Mentor et al. – PLOS One
The accuracy of absolute differential abundance analysis from relative count data – Roche & Mukherjee – PLOS Computational Biology
AC-PCoA: Adjustment for confounding factors using principal coordinate analysis – Wang et al. – PLOS Computational Biology
Microbes in the news
The Art of Science: Students Participate in University’s First-Ever Bio-Art Class – Bernardi – Syracuse University News