Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Upcoming conference: DOE-JGI User Meeting: Energy, Genomes, Environment, Microbes, Trees and more ...
Still time to register for JGI "Genomics of Energy & Environment" 6th Annual User Meeting
The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) hosts the "Genomics of Energy & Environment" 6th Annual User Meeting (March 22-24, 2011):
Explore the agenda of presentations, poster sessions, and valuable hands-on workshops (see below).
The meeting brings together,at the Walnut Creek Marriott, people working on:
Ecogenomics and Ecoresilience of the Gulf Oil Spill
Hardware and Software Trends in Genomics Supercomputing
Computational Approaches to Massive Short Read Metagenomic Data Sets
Genomics of Biofuel Crops
Behavioral Genetics of Pollinating Bees
Microbiome Analyses from Humans to Shipworms
Metatranscriptomics of Marine Microbial Communities
Successful Transposable Elements Secrets
Great Prairie Soil Metagenomics
Confirmed speakers include:
Peer Bork, (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) EMBL
Ed Buckler, Cornell University
Dan Distel, Ocean Genome Legacy
Persis Drell, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford
Terry Hazen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Scott Hodges, University of California, Santa Barbara
Tom Juenger, University of Texas at Austin
Rob Knight, University of Colorado
Ruth Ley, Cornell University
Mary Ann Moran, University of Georgia
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute
Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christopher Scholin, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
Stephan Schuster, Penn State University
Pam Silver, Harvard
Jim Tiedje, Michigan State University
Mike Thomashow, Michigan State University
Jerry Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/DOE JGI
Katherine Yelick, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at LBNL
Workshops will include:
Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG)/Metagenomes data analysis systems http://img.jgi.doe.gov/
Mycocosm fungal genomics portal provides data access, visualization, and analysis tools for comparative genomics of fungi http://genome.jgi-psf.org/ programs/fungi/index.jsf
Phytozome provides data access and visualization tools for comparative plant genomics http://www.phytozome.net/
RNA Technologies & Analysis: a comprehensive suite for transcriptome
interrogation, including RNA-Seq for expression profiling, etc.
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Friday, February 4, 2011
Just thought I would give people the heads up - I am helping plan a session on "Microbiology of the Indoor Environment" that will happen at the "Indoor Air 2011" meeting in Austin, TX June 5-10 2011. The conference itself covers an enormous amount of ground about, well, Indoor Air. And I am helping the meeting organizer Rich Corsi plan a special session that will try to bring together (1) researchers working on culture-independent studies of the microbes in the indoor environment with (2) scientists and engineers and others who work on the indoor environment. Will post more about this special session as details come out. But thought I would give people a heads up ...
I note, this is a component of the Sloan Foundation's New program in Indoor Microbiology - I have received a grant from them to create something called microBEnet ("microbiology of the Built Environment network"). In this microBEnet project we will be working to foster communication, collaboration, research and other related activities for the Sloan Program. More coming on microBEnet soon but if you want a little taste (a very preliminary taste) - see our blog here.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Monday, December 13, 2010
"Under general direction, develop and maintain a web communication platform that provides a focal point for the global community of researchers studying microbes that live in the built environment. An essential role will be to design, develop, document, and maintain the software necessary to run the web site."
This job is part of a new effort to increase communication between researchers as well as to develop outreach related to this emerging field.