May 13, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Wildlife Disease Technician: Wisconsin – USGS – National Wildlife Health Center

Sr. Associate, Quality Control Microbiology – Moderna

Staff Research Associate, Anaerobic Microbiology – UC Berkeley

General microbiome

Perspective: The Microbiome-Mitochondrion Connection: Common Ancestries, Common Mechanisms, Common Goals – Alfredo Franco-Obregón – mSystems

Human gut microbiome

Systemic sclerosis is associated with specific alterations in gastrointestinal microbiota in two independent cohorts – Elizabeth R Volkmann – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Review: Microbiota: Clostridia protect from gut infections in early life – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The malleable gut microbiome of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Diet-dependent shifts of bacterial community structures – Stéphanie Céline Michl – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial root microbiome of plants growing in oil sands reclamation covers – Eduardo Kovalski Mitter – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of Trichoderma harzianum on maize rhizosphere microbiome and biocontrol of Fusarium Stalk rot – Kandasamy Saravanakumar – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterisation of Arctic Bacterial Communities in the Air above Svalbard – Lewis Cuthbertson – Biology

Diversity of bacteria and archaea from two shallow marine hydrothermal vents from Vulcano Island – Garabed Antranikian – Extremophiles

Unique and highly variable bacterial communities inhabiting the surface microlayer of an oligotrophic lake – Mylène Hugoni – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Distribution and activity of benthic bacteria in four lakes in the Bory Tucholskie National Park (Poland) – Łukasz Kubera – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Role of EPS, Dispersant and Nutrients on the Microbial Response and MOS Formation in the Subarctic Northeast Atlantic – Laura Duran Suja – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Impact of a Microbial Cocktail Used as a Starter Culture on Cocoa Fermentation and Chocolate Flavor – Igor Magalhães da Veiga Moreir – Molecules

Techniques

Harnessing the power of digital droplet PCR to conduct real-world microbial competitions – Helen A. Murphy – Molecular Ecology Resources

Microbes in the news

Lung microbiome – Sally Robertson – News-Medical.Net

Resistant Starch from Potatoes Offers Benefits to Gut Microbiome? – Michael Crane – Nutritional Outlook

Visualizing the Microbiome through Handmade Embroidery – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – labiotech

Microbes on the market

‘Imagine being able to edit the microbiome’ – TechAccel talks animal nutrition targeted innovation – Aerin Einstein-Curtis – Feed Navigator

Science, publishing, and career

Weill Cornell Aims For ‘Precision Metagenomics’ With Quantitative Computing – Neil Versel – GenomeWeb

May 6, 2017

Events and jobs

Trainee Microbiology Analyst – Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

General microbiome

*Review: Optimizing methods and dodging pitfalls in microbiome research – Dorothy Kim – Microbiome

*Book: Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System – Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight

Human gut microbiome

*Review: Ménage à trois in the human gut: interactions between host, bacteria and phages – Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The functional microbiome of arthropods – Mauro Degli Esposti – PLOS ONE

A comparative study of gut microbiota profiles of earthworms fed in three different substrates – Dianfeng Liu – Symbiosis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Breaking continuous potato cropping with legumes improves soil microbial communities, enzyme activities and tuber yield – Shuhao Qin – PLOS ONE

Study on the effect of soil beneficial microorganisms on the growth of kiwifruit – Huihe Li – Biomedical Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Contribution of different bacterial dispersal sources to lakes: Population and community effects in different seasons – Jérôme Comte – Environmental Microbiology

*Review: The life sulfuric: microbial ecology of sulfur cycling in marine sediments – Kenneth Wasmund – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Fine stratification of microbial communities through a metagenomic profile of
the photic zone – Jose M. Haro-Moreno – bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effect of dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) on caecum microbioma and productive performance in broiler chickens – Alessandra De Cesare – PLOS ONE

Bioinformatics

BusyBee Web: metagenomic data analysis by bootstrapped supervised binning and annotation – CC Laczny – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

*Highlight: How to see more: double hybridization to reveal ecological differentiation among close bacterial relatives – Stefan Bertilsson – Environmental Microbiology

Comparative analysis of the sensitivity of metagenomic sequencing and PCR to detect a biowarfare simulant (Bacillus atrophaeus) in soil samples – Delphine Plaire – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

The Invisible Secret That Will Change Your Skin Forever – Rachel Krause – Refinery29

Improve your skin microbiome – Cassie Shortsleeve – Furthermore

Dormant bacteria trapped in ice could be released by climate change – Alayna Treene – Axios

Microbes on the market

Commense Licenses UBC’s Microbiome Therapeutic for Preventing Childhood Asthma – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Bacteria Hysteria

Why Bacteria Are More Threatening Than Ever – Alice Park – Time

Science, publishing, and career

Infection and Immunity welcomes the new microbiology – Andreas J. Bäumler – Infection and Immunity

April 29, 2017

Events and jobs

Bioinformatics Scientist, Microbiome – Human Longevity Inc.

General microbiome

The hologenome across environments and the implications of a host-associated microbial repertoire – Tyler J. Carrier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Teleosts as Model Organisms to Understand Host-Microbe Interactions – Emily A. Lescak – Journal of Bacteriology

*Review: The Shifting Microbiome in Surgical Stress – Panna A. Codner – Current Surgery Reports

A passive mutualistic interaction promotes the evolution of spatial structure within microbial populations – Marie Marchal – BMC Evolutionary Biology

Human gut microbiome

Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – Dorottya Nagy-Szakal – Microbiome

Study protocol on the role of intestinal microbiota in colorectal cancer treatment: a pathway to personalized medicine 2.0 – R. Aarnoutse – International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Animal experiments

Differences in microbiota membership along the gastrointestinal tract of piglets and their differential alterations following an early-life antibiotic intervention – Chunlong Mu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Biogeographic comparison of Lophelia-associated bacterial communities in the western Atlantic reveals conserved core microbiome – Christina A. Kellogg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Response of methanogenic microbial communities to desiccation stress in flooded and rain-fed paddy soil from Thailand – Andreas Reim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics of Microbial Communities Associated with the Rhizosphere of the Saudi Desert Medicinal Plants – Mohammed N Baeshen – EC Microbiology

Rhizospheric soil enzyme activities and phytominimg potential of Aeluropus lagopoides and Cyperus conglomeratus growing in contaminated soils at the banks of artificial lake of reclaimed wastewater – Zahid Khorshid Abbas – International Journal of Phytoremediation

*Review: The unseen rhizosphere root-soil-microbe interactions for crop production – Ruifu Zhang – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Community Response to Simulated Petroleum Seepage in Caspian Sea Sediments – Marion H. Stagars – Frontiers in Microbiology

Novel large sulfur bacteria in the metagenomes of groundwater-fed chemosynthetic microbial mats in the Lake Huron basin – Allison M. Sharrar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial population dynamics and ecosystem functions of anoxic/aerobic granular sludge in sequencing batch reactors operated at different organic loading rates – Enikö Szabó – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characteristics of bacterial community in cloud water at Mt Tai: similarity and disparity under polluted and non-polluted cloud episodes – Min Wei – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Built environment

Density assessment and mapping of microorganisms around a biocomposting plant in Sanandaj, Iran – Sanaz Rashidi – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Techniques

High throughput and quantitative measurement of microbial metabolome by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry using automated alkyl chloroformate derivatization – Linjing Zhao – Analytical Chemistry

Functional Association Prediction by Community Profiling – Dazhi Jiao – Methods

*Book: Modern Tools and Techniques to Understand Microbes – Ajit Varma

Microbes on the market

Microbiome market competitive landscape technology in 2017 pipeline review published by leading research firm – WhaTech

Science, publishing, and career

Review of 3rd annual Translation Microbiome Conference – James Vitale – Taconic

April 22, 2017

General microbiome

The Microbiome – The Biochemist (full issue)

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: What fertility specialists should know about the vaginal microbiome: a review – Juan Antonio García-Velascoa – Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Animal experiments

Microbiota-Induced Antibodies Are Essential for Host Inflammatory Responsiveness to Sterile and Infectious Stimuli – Daniel Cisalpino – Journal of Immunology

Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Dictates Cancer Drug Efficacy in C. elegans – Timothy A. Scott – Cell

Bacterial Metabolism Affects the C. elegans Response to Cancer Chemotherapeutics – Aurian P. García-González – Cell

Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment – Jim Fessenden – UMass Medical School Communications

Neonatal acquisition of Clostridia species protects against colonization by bacterial pathogens – Yun-Gi Kim – Science

Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infection – EurekAlert!

Effects of different oligosaccharides at various dosages on the composition of gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids in mice with constipation – Linlin Wang –  Food & Function

Short Term High Fat Diet Induces Obesity-Enhancing Changes in Mouse Gut Microbiota That are Partially Reversed by Cessation of the High Fat Diet – Yue Shang – Lipids

Animal microbiome

Resilience of the prokaryotic microbial community of Acropora digitifera to elevated temperature – Andrian P. Gajigan – Microbiology Open

Characterization of the gut microbiota in the golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) – Jun Chen – AMB Express

*Opinion: Mammary microbiota of dairy ruminants: fact or fiction? – Pascal Rainard – Veterinary Research

Determination of the microbial community features of Haemaphysalis flava in different developmental stages by high-throughput sequencing – Deyong Duan – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A signature of tree health? Shifts in the microbiome and the ecological drivers of horse chestnut bleeding canker disease – Britt Koskella – New Phytologist

Soil aggregates as massively concurrent evolutionary incubators – Matthias C Rillig – ISME

Responses of soil nitrous oxide production and abundances and composition of associated microbial communities to nitrogen and water amendment – Qing Wang – Biology and Fertility of Soils

*Editorial: Signalling in the phytomicrobiome: Understanding and harnessing the plant holobiont – Donald L. Smith – Frontiers in Plant Science

Warming enhances old organic carbon decomposition through altering functional microbial communities – Lei Cheng – ISME

Effects of Short-Term Warming and Altered Precipitation on Soil Microbial Communities in Alpine Grassland of the Tibetan Plateau – Kaoping Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long-term straw returning affects Nitrospira-like nitrite oxidizing bacterial community in a rapeseed-rice rotation soil – Xuesong Luo – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic – Mattias L. Johansson – Diversity and Distributions

Prokaryote species richness is positively correlated with eukaryote abundance in wastewater treatment biofilms – Inga Leena Angell – Letters in Applied Microbiology

*Review: The life sulfuric: Microbial ecology of sulfur cycling in marine sediments – Kenneth Wasmund – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial community function in the bleaching disease of the marine macroalgae Delisea pulchra – Enrique Zozaya-Valdés – Environmental Microbiology

Poorly known microbial taxa dominate the microbiome of permafrost thaw ponds – Christian Wurzbacher – ISME

Built environment

Diversity changes of microbial communities into hospital surface environments – Rika Yano – Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

Bioinformatics

A Robust Symmetric Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Framework for Clustering Multiple Heterogeneous Microbiome Data – Yuanyuan Ma – Preprints

Assessing the Impact of Assemblers on Virus Detection in a De Novo Metagenomic Analysis Pipeline – Daniel J. White – Journal of Computational Biology

Techniques

Engineered Regulatory Systems Modulate Gene Expression of Human Commensals in the Gut – Bentley Lim – Cell

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows – Bill Hathaway – Yale News

What is broad-range 16S rDNA PCR? – Amani Patel – Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: The Body’s Great Conductor –  Conan Milner – Epoch Times

Our Gut Microbes Have Circadian Rhythms, Too — And They Might Own Us – Jesslyn Shields – HowStuffWorks

The Bacteria That Can Help Find Land Mines – Daniel Akst – The Wall Street Journal

Science, publishing, and career

Grant Addresses Computational Challenges in Microbiome Research – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

April 8, 2017

General microbiome

Modeling The Consequences Of Heterogeneity In Microbial Population Dynamics – Helena Herrmann – BioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

16S rRNA Gene Sequencing Reveals Site-Specific Signatures Of The Upper And Lower Airways Of Cystic Fibrosis Patients – Sarah K. Lucas – BioRxiv

Review: Airway microbial dysbiosis in asthmatic patients: A target for prevention and treatment? – Kian Fan Chung – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

Toxification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by commensal bacteria from human skin – Juliane Sowada – Archives of Toxicology

Human gut microbiome

Long-term use of antibiotics and risk of colorectal adenoma – Yin Cao – Gut

Changes in Composition of the Gut Bacterial Microbiome after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient – Kyle L. Flannigan – Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Animal experiments

Iron Supplements Modulate Colon Microbiota Composition and Potentiate the Protective Effects of Probiotics in Dextran Sodium Sulfate-induced Colitis – Marco Constante – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Animal microbiome

Intestinal microbiota of healthy and unhealthy Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in a recirculating aquaculture system – Chun Wang – Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Identification and modes of action of endogenous bacteria in taphonomy of embryos and larvae – Justin L. Eagan – Palaios

Microbial community compositions in the gastrointestinal tract of Chinese Mongolian sheep using Illumina MiSeq sequencing revealed high microbial diversity – Yan Zeng – AMB Express

Skin microbiota differs drastically between co-occurring frogs and newts – Molly C. Bletz – The Royal Society Open Science

Amphibian skin microbiota exhibits temporal variation in community structure but stability of predicted Bd-inhibitory function – Molly C Bletz – ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of a metagenome-derived protease from contaminated agricultural soil microorganisms and its random mutagenesis – Chengjian Jiang – Folia Microbiologica

Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbial communities in Chilean vineyards and surrounding native forests – Luis E Castañeda – PeerJ

Initial nitrogen enrichment conditions determines variations in nitrogen substrate utilization by heterotrophic bacterial isolates – Suchismita Ghosh – BMC Microbiology

Sequential bioavailability of sedimentary organic matter to heterotrophic bacteria – Nagissa Mahmoudi – Environmental Microbiology

Seasonal and interannual dynamics of soil microbial biomass and available nitrogen in an alpine meadow in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China – Bo Xu – Biogeosciences

Microbial Functional Capacity Is Preserved Within Engineered Soil Formulations Used In Mine Site Restoration – Deepak Kumaresan – Scientific Reports

Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems – P. Trivedi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessing biosynthetic potential of agricultural groundwater through metagenomic sequencing: A diverse anammox community dominates nitrate-rich groundwater – William B. Ludington – PLOS ONE

Hidden diversity revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics of iron-oxidizing microbial mats from Lō’ihi Seamount, Hawai’i – Heather Fullerton – ISME

Performance and microbial community analysis in a modified anaerobic inclining-baffled reactor treating recycled paper mill effluent – Haider M. Zwain – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments – H. J. Smith – Nature Geoscience

Review: Cryospheric science: The power of glacial microbes – Elizabeth B. Kujawinski – Nature Geoscience

Taxonomic composition of Lake Baikal bacterioneuston communities – A. D. Galach’yants – Microbiology

Performance and microbial population dynamics during stable operation and reactivation after extended idle conditions in an aerobic granular sequencing batch reactor – Qiulai He – Bioresource Technology

Comparative metagenomics reveals insights into the deep-sea adaptation mechanism of the microorganisms in Iheya hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – Journal of Marine Systems

Built environment

Filthy lucre: A metagenomic pilot study of microbes found on circulating currency in New York City – Julia M. Maritz – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

The Dynamic Microbiota Profile During Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Peeling by Solid-State Fermentation – Qisong Hu – Current Microbiology

Molecular investigation of bacterial communities during the manufacturing and ripening of semi-hard Iranian Liqvan cheese – M. Ramezani – Food Microbiology

Identification of microbial communities, with a focus on foodborne pathogens, during kimchi manufacturing process using culture-independent and -dependent analyses – Hae-Won Lee – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Impact of probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on the gut microbiome composition in HIV-treated patients: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial – Judit Villar-García – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Taxonomic variability and functional stability in microbial communities infected by phages – Stilianos Louca – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

EzMap: A Simple Pipeline for Reproducible Analysis of the Human Virome – Patrick Czeczko – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

You Should Appreciate Germs – Bill Gates

Microbes on the market

The expanding ecosystem of microbiome startups – Juliet Preston – MedCity News

April 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Asst/Assoc Collegiate-Track Clinical Microbiology Faculty – Virginia Tech

General microbiome

Salivary inflammatory markers and microbiome in normoglycemic lean and obese children compared to obese children with type 2 diabetes – Waleed F. Janem – PLOS ONE

Microbiome study finds children with type 2 diabetes more likely to have poor oral health – Ellen Goldbaum – Medical Xpress

Cross-talk among metabolic parameters, esophageal microbiota, and host gene expression following chronic exposure to an obesogenic diet – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Scientific Reports

Review: Microbiome Tools for Forensic Science – Jessica L. Metcalf – Trends in Biotechnology

Book: Forensic Microbiology – David O. Carter

Review: The legacy of the past: effects of historical processes on microbial metacommunities – Máté Vass – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome and secondary lung disease in neuromuscular patients: Is it time to change our clinical practice? – Reply – Florian Stehling – Respirology

Human skin microbiome

Patterns in the skin microbiota differ in children and teenagers between rural and urban environments – Jenni Lehtimäki – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Transient microbiota exposures activate dormant Escherichia coli infection in the bladder and drive severe outcomes of recurrent disease – Nicole M. Gilbert – PLOS Pathogens

Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows – Science Daily

Human gut microbiome

Review: Diet and microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: The gut in disharmony – Davy CM Rapozo – World Journal of Gastroenterology

The microbiome of professional athletes differs from that of more sedentary subjects in composition and particularly at the functional metabolic level – Wiley Barton – Gut

Animal experiments

NLRP12 regulates gut microbiota to suppress intestinal inflammation – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Community structure of the gut microbiota in sympatric species of wild Drosophila – Vincent G. Martinson – Ecology Letters

Defining Brugia malayi and Wolbachia symbiosis by stage-specific dual RNA-seq – Alexandra Grote – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Researchers profile symbiotic relationship between bacteria and filarial nematodes – Medical Xpress

The Bacterial Community Found on the surface Purple Martin (Progne subis) Eggs – Beth A. Potter – The Open Ornithology Journal

Stable mucus-associated bacterial communities in bleached and healthy corals of Porites lobata from the Arabian Seas – Ghaida Hadaidi – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Relationship of microbial communities and suppressiveness of Trichoderma fortified composts for pepper seedlings infected by Phytophthora nicotianae – Margarita Ros – PLOS ONE

Two-year field monitoring shows little evidence that transgenic potato containing ABF3 significantly alters its rhizosphere microbial community structure – Ki Jung Nam – Journal of Ecology and Environment

Members of Gammaproteobacteria as indicator species of healthy banana plants on Fusarium wilt-infested fields in Central America – Martina Köberl – Scientific Reports

Review: From yogurt to yield: Potential applications of lactic acid bacteria in plant production – John R. Lamont – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Changes in soil bacterial community structure as a result of incorporation of Brassica plants compared with continuous planting eggplant and chemical disinfection in greenhouses – Tianzhu Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impact of selectively enriched microbial communities on long-term fermentative hydrogen production – R.K. Goud – Bioresource Technology

Co-invasion hypothesis explains microbial community structure changes in upland streams affected by riparian invader – Paul J. McInerney – Freshwater Science

Silver nanoparticles uptake by salt marsh plants – Implications for phytoremediation processes and effects in microbial community dynamics – Joana P. Fernandes – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Food microbiology

Identification of Microbial Profile of Koji Using Single Molecule, Real-Time Sequencing Technology – Wenyan Hui – Journal of Food Science

Probiotics / prebiotics

Roles of Probiotic Lactobacilli Inclusion in Helping Piglets Establish Healthy Intestinal Inter-environment for Pathogen Defense – Jiajun Yang – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Phages and viruses

Review: Intriguing interaction of bacteriophage-host association: An understanding in the era of omics – Krupa M. Parmar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Review: Are Next-Generation Sequencing Tools Ready for the Cloud? – Antonio Celesti – Trends in Biotechnology

Techniques

Genomic Methods and Microbiological Technologies for Profiling Novel and Extreme Environments for the Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) – Scott Tighe – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

In vitro gene expression-coupled bacterial cell chip for screening species-specific antimicrobial enzymes – Seok-Joon Kwon – Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Review: International Standards for Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Metagenomes – Christopher E. Mason – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

A comparison of sampling methods for examining the laryngeal microbiome – Alissa S. Hanshew – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Probiotics For Babies: Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Is So Important –  Joy D’Souza – The Huffington Post Canada

NIH Wants to Test New Bacteria Therapy for Eczema – Maggie Fox – NBC News

Microbes on the market

Regulator OKs bacteria’s spread – Martin Cash – Winnipeg Free Press

March 18, 2017

Events and jobs

Research Fellow in Omics analysis – King’s College London – Apply by April 12, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Position in Marine Microbial Ecology – University of Southern Mississippi

General microbiome

Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases – Rachel Petersen – New York Academy of Sciences

*Review: Microbiota: a key orchestrator of cancer therapy – Soumen Roy – Nature Reviews Cancer

*Review: Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for microbiome research – Fan Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The relationship between nasopharyngeal CCL5 and microbiota on disease severity among infants with bronchiolitis – Kohei Hasegawa – Allergy

Human gut microbiome

The Food Contaminant Deoxynivalenol Exacerbates the Genotoxicity of Gut Microbiota – Delphine Payros – mBio

Delayed utilization of some fast-fermenting soluble dietary fibers by human gut microbiota when presented in a mixture – Yunus E. Tuncil – Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Deciphering the combinatorial influence of diet and the microbiota on experimental colitis – Sean R. Llewellyn – bioRxiv

The role of adaptive immunity as an ecological filter on the gut microbiota in zebrafish – Keaton Stagaman – ISME J

Animal microbiome

Comparison of bacterial populations in bedding material, on teat ends, and in milk of cows housed in compost bedded pack barns – R. L. Albino – Animal Production Science

Community analysis of microbial sharing and specialization in a Costa Rican ant–plant–hemipteran symbiosis – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Microbial community composition of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea provides insight into functional adaption to a unique environment – Till Röthig – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root microbiota drive direct integration of phosphate stress and immunity – Gabriel Castrillo – Nature

Striking alterations in the soil bacterial community structure and functioning of the biological N cycle induced by Pennisetum setaceum invasion in a semiarid environment – G. Rodríguez-Caballero – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are more effective under drought: a meta-analysis – Rachel L. Rubin – Plant and Soil

Effect of biodynamic soil amendments on microbial communities in comparison with inorganic fertilization – Sibylle Faust – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial diversity in fumarole environments of the Paricutín volcano, Michoacán (Mexico) – Miguel Medrano-Santillana – Extremophiles

Prokaryotic Abundance and Activity in Permafrost of the Northern Victoria Land and Upper Victoria Valley (Antarctica) – Rosabruna La Ferla – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities of aquatic environments on Heard Island characterized by pyrotag sequencing and environmental data – Michelle A. Allen – Scientific Reports

A Pelagic Microbiome (Viruses to Protists) from a Small Cup of Seawater – Flavia Flaviani – Viruses

Built environment

Microbial dynamics in anaerobic digestion reactors for treating organic urban residues during the start-up process – Rocio J. Alcántara-Hernández – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Variability of airborne bacteria in an urban Mediterranean area (Thessaloniki, Greece) – Savvas Genitsaris – Atmospheric Environment

*Review: A review of microscopy and comparative molecular-based methods to characterize “Plastisphere” communities – Caroline De Tender – Analytical Methods

Techniques

*Review: Emerging Trends for Microbiome Analysis: From Single-Cell Functional Imaging to Microbiome Big Data – Jian Xu – Engineering

*Review: Metaproteomic strategies and applications for gut microbial research – Mingming Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Enriched Lotion Battles Skin Infections – Jenna Flannigan – Live Science

Frozen, Freeze-dried Products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as Effective as Fresh? – Pharmacy Times

Study by Irish scientists finds porridge to be good for the heart and gut – RTE

Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally, Study Says – Patricia Inacio – IBD News Today

Antibiotic overuse might be bad for bees – Mary Beth Griggs – Popular Science

Microbiome research Studies aim to help health, environment – David Wahlberg – The Times Record

My cats poop for science – Jonathan M. Giltin – ars Technica

Microbes on the market

Seres doubles down on a microbiome do-over as the FDA clears a make-or-break study – John Carroll – Endpoint News

Bacteria Hysteria

Revealed: Which supermarket’s chicken is most likely to contain food poisoning bacteria? – Tom Belger – Liverpool Echo