Category: Media

BioBe research highlighted in LabRoots webinar

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BioBE postdoc Roxana Hickey presented a live webinar highlighting past and ongoing BioBE research in the LabRoots Microbiology and Immunology Virtual Event held on September 7-8, 2016. Her talk, titled “Exploring the Great Indoors: The Built Environment and Human Health”, was featured alongside 16 other presentations covering a variety of topics in microbiology and biomedical research. Two other speakers, Jack Gilbert (University of Chicago) and Scott Kelley (San Diego State University), also presented built environment microbiome research to the broad audience of researchers and clinicians. All presentations from the event are available for on-demand viewing at LabRoots until the end of the year (free registration required).

Dr. Hickey’s slides can also be viewed at SlideShare.

 

BioBE human microbial cloud research featured on Science Friday

Get up close and personal with BioBE Center Director Jessica Green and postdoc Roxana Hickey as they discuss research on the human microbial cloud performed in collaboration with the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory! The Science Friday video released today highlights recent findings published by former Center member James Meadow and colleagues in the journal PeerJ, along with present and future research being conducted in the BioBE Center. To learn more, stay tuned for the Science Friday podcast on January 29th at 2 p.m. on Portland station KOPB at 550 AM and 1600 AM in Eugene or at 11 a.m. online at sciencefriday.com.

Video: Your Very Special Microbial Cloud
Produced by Luke Groskin

Related story: Science Friday chases bugs with UO research (AroundtheO)

New BioBE publication in PeerJ: “Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud”

Congratulations to all co-authors on the successful publication of their research in ESBL’s comfort chamber (affectionately, the Pickle Box). There has been a lot of excitement in the press; some links to articles in the media are listed below, and are also located at the end of the article on the PeerJ website.

PeerJ constructed this simplified, infographic summary of the study.
PeerJ constructed this simplified, infographic summary of the study.

 

The BBC: Everyone has a ‘microbial cloud’

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34314065

James Gallagher writing in the BBC

The Washington Post: “You’re surrounded by a cloud of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/22/youre-surrounded-by-a-cloud-of-bacteria-as-unique-as-a-fingerprint/

Article by Rachel Feltman

CBS News: “People emit a unique “microbial cloud” of bacteria, study finds”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/people-emit-a-unique-microbial-cloud-of-bacteria-study-finds/

Article by Sara Miller

NPR: “Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows”

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/22/441841735/wherever-you-go-your-personal-cloud-of-microbes-follows

Article by Rob Stein

Science: “You’re surrounded by your own personal cloud of microbes”

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/09/you-re-surrounded-your-own-personal-cloud-microbes

Article by Hanae Armitage

The Atlantic: “Your Microbe Aura Could Be as Distinctive as Your Fingerprint”

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/inside-the-germ-cloud/406591/

Article by Cari Romm

The Smithsonian: “You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint”

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/you-produce-microbial-cloud-can-act-invisible-fingerprint-180956698/

Article by Brian Handwerk

 

http://www.newsweek.com/microbial-cloud-aka-auras-are-basically-real-375010

BioBE in GEO Magazine

 

Image courtesy of Lori Nix, www.lorinix.net
Image courtesy of Lori Nix, www.lorinix.net

 

BioBE research is featured in a new article in GEO Magazine. Titled “Die Wildnis im Wohnzimmer” (“The Wilderness in the Living Room”) and written by Ute Eberle, the article discusses the human and built environment microbiome experiments that use ESBL’s climate chamber, and quotes James Meadow.

Check out the cool video at the end of the article!

BioBE Animation of the BEMicrobiome

Here’s the latest animation of the built environment microbiome created by the BioBE Center with Cameron Slayden (Cosmocyte) and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The video can be used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.