Join Indoor Air 2024’s Conference Countdown Challenge
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by David Coil
1y ago
(posting on behalf of Dr. Karen Dannemiller)   The Indoor Air 2024 conference from the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISAIQ) will take place in beautiful Honolulu, HI.  Have your research highlighted as part of Indoor Air 2024’s Conference Countdown Challenge!   Starting July 10th, 2023, submissions of images related to the conference themes ..read more
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2022 Microbiology of the Built Environment Gordon Research Meeting
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by Kyle Bibby
2y ago
Registration is now open for the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Microbiology of the Built Environment, to be held June 19 – 24, 2022 at Waterville Valley, NH (USA). Talks and posters will cover broad aspects of ‘Microbiology of the Built Environment’, with plenty of time for networking and in-depth scientific discussions. Conference schedule and ..read more
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BioBE Preprint: Controlled Chamber COVID Study
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by wymelenberg
3y ago
New COVID Preprint out from BioBE: Preprint Link: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-940891/v1 We recruited 11 participants that were diagnosed with COVID-19 and studied each for 3 days in a controlled chamber with multiple independent variables. We collected more than 2500 biological samples, particulates, and CO2 in near field (1.2 m) and far field (3.5 m) per each trial. Each ..read more
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Job posting: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Microbiology at Virginia Tech
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by David Coil
3y ago
Job Posting:   The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community in several core mission areas of the university. The ..read more
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Metagenomic Binning / Assembly
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by Jonathan Eisen
3y ago
Posted a request to Twitter about Metagenomic dinners and assemblers and got a lot of useful responses so collected them together into a Wakelet. See below ..read more
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Wanted: Workers for the COVID19 Mass Testing Operations for UC Davis and Healthy Davis Together 
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by Jonathan Eisen
3y ago
Wanted: Workers for the COVID19 Mass Testing Operations for UC Davis and Healthy Davis Together  Looking for a temporary job in the Davis/Sacramento area and want to help with COVID19 testing? See below. Needed right now “Mass Screening Kiosk Workers” to assist with operations at the site where people come in to provide saliva samples ..read more
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Open Postdoc Position in Finland
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by Rachel Adams
3y ago
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) are seeking highly motivated applicants for postdoctoral position in epidemiological analyses of microbial exposures and respiratory health. https://www.valtiolle.fi/en-US/Vacancy?id=33-290-2021 The position will focus in characterizing early-life indoor microbial exposures affecting asthma risk. The work comprises two lines of projects where one ..read more
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Open Postdoc Position at University of Oregon BioBE
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by wymelenberg
3y ago
The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) is currently seeking a post-doc to investigate fundamental questions surrounding the role of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi archaea, and protists) in the built environment and in relation to human health outcomes. Learn more and apply here. (https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527294/post-doctoral-scholar-in-microbial-ecology ..read more
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Dust may be an efficient matrix for environmental monitoring of SARS-CoV-2
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by Sarah Haines
3y ago
A new viral disease surveillance tool: Indoor dust as a matrix for surveillance of COVID-19, published in mSystems. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, large scale monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 has helped to prevent spread and inform public health decisions. This has largely been done through individual sampling (ie nasal and saliva sample collection) and through environmental surveillance ..read more
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Compilation of guidance (from a few sources) on School Reopening
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by Jonathan Eisen
3y ago
About a month ago I posted a request for information about guidance for school reopening. See the post here: https://microbe.net/2021/02/06/compiling-information-about-covid19-transmission-masks-filtration-schools-etc/ I spent a while looking at the responses and also soliciting some more and ended up with a few really good documents / sites with information about school reopening.  These are Schools for Health. From ..read more
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