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Blast from the not so distant past – special issue of JMBE on Scientific Ethics

So _ picked up my new issue of Microbe in the mail today and I saw something in it that seemed very intriguing. A whole section of JMBE – the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education dedicated to Scientific Ethics. … Continue reading

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Really shameful overselling the microbiome from the American Society for Microbiology regarding lupus

Well, this press release is from October:Study Suggests Altering Gut Bacteria Might Mitigate Lupus But I just discovered it and it definitely deserves an award.  An Overselling the Microbiome Award.  The PR, sadly and amazingly from the American Society for Microbiology which … Continue reading

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No #AAAS and ASM you do not deserve good PR for freeing up a few papers on Ebola

Saw a PR from AAAS about how they were freeing up all of ~ 20 papers on Ebola In light of what has become the largest Ebola outbreak on record, Science and Science Translational Medicine have compiled over a decade’s … Continue reading

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mBio – home of some really cool, #openaccess microbiology papers

Am really enjoying the suite of papers coming out in mBio – the Open Access PLOSOne like journal from the American Society for Microbiology.  Here are some examples of recent papers that caught my eye: Biogeochemical Forces Shape the Composition … Continue reading

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Worth a look: American Academy of Microbiology report on the Human Microbiome

Definitely worth checking this out: FAQ: Human Microbiome, January 2014. It is a report from the American Academy of Microbiology and it is really well done.  In addition to the report itself there is also and Infographic and a nice little handout. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Citizen Microbiology and upcoming session at #ASM2013

I am sitting on a Southwest Airlines flight heading to Denver for the American Society for Microbiology 2013 meeting. At 3 PM today I am scheduled to co-chair (with David Coil from my lab) a session on “Citizen Microbiology” (well … Continue reading

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Come all ye Citizen Microbiologists – to Denver 5/19 for ASM Meeting – abstracts due 1/15

This is going to rock.  Citizen microbiology – highlighted at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting in Denver in May.  The details on the session are below.  Sunday May 19 at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in … Continue reading

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ASM Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women

American Society for Microbiology:Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women. Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women The Membership Board is pleased to announce that the Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women Committee is accepting applications for its 2013 grant program. Three … Continue reading

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ASM Exchange Program for Early Career Scientists

Just got this e-mail – if anyone’s interested in an overseas jaunt! Dear ASM Member, Are you interested in traveling to the U.K. to expand your scientific network? Apply for ASM’s Heatley-Payne Exchange Program for Early Career Scientists before November … Continue reading

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Coming up at the #ASM2012 mtg. "The Great Indoors: Recent Advances in the Ecology of Built Environments"

The American Society for Microbiology meeting is starting tomorrow and there are multiple things related to microbiology of the built environment there.  These include a session that was organized by Brendan Bohannan which I am chairing. The details of the … Continue reading

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