ESD’s Jill Banfield led a team that recently discovered many new groups or phyla of bacteria. The more than 35 new phyla equal in number all the plant and animal phyla combined. ESD’s Kenneth Williams was also involved in the research.
John Ramirez, who is being mentored by Tamas Torok of EES-ESD Division, won a silver medal for a poster he presented on the detection of riboswitches in mycobacterial viruses at a recent Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) conference.
Joe Zhou, a long-time affiliate of ESD’s Ecology Department and strong collaborator on many key projects (including ENIGMA related work), has just won the DOE 2014 Ernest Orland Lawrence Award, DOE’s highest scientific honor.
In a paper published in Nature earlier in 2015, former ESD researchers Jenni Hultman and Janet Jansson, ESD affiliate Maude David, and others applied multiple molecular technologies (collectively referred to as “omics”) to characterize microbial activity in the Arctic permafrost. They sought to determine the composition of microbial communities within...
ESD ecologist Neslihan Taş was one of the leading authors of a recently published paper studying the relationship between different leaf-nosed bat feeding strategies and host microbiome composition.
Jill Banfield shares her perspective on how the DOE Joint Genome Institute helps advance her research, addressing knowledge gaps related to the roles of subsurface microbial communities in biogeochemical cycling.
Eric Dubinsky was part of a team whose work, reported on in mBio (the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology), has shown the power of microbial communities to predict sources of contamination in the environment.
Please join the ESD-Ecology Department May 12, in welcoming the Wageningen University Microbiology and Systems Biology Groups (from The Netherlands), and participating in a mini-symposium at 8:30 am in the bldg. 66 Auditorium.
Jill Banfield and others compared two ways of using next generation genomic sequencing machines, one of which produced significantly longer reads than the other—perhaps helping to close the gaps in microbial identification that exists now.
ESD’s Eoin Brodie was recently interviewed as part of a Google “hangout”—a Kavli Foundation video production entitled “Learning from Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems,"