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BioBE is launching a campaign to test buildings for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Because buildings are the engine of our economy, we should do whatever we can to reduce the risk of indoor transmission.  As we consider further opening our economy, and therefore occupy more buildings, we should begin routine testing of our buildings for SARS-CoV-2....

COVID-19 and the Built Environment

As corporate entities, city, county, state and federal governments around the world take action against the spread of COVID-19, the built environment has been thrust onto center stage with a prominent role. Therefore, the unique expertise of researchers at the...

02/15/2020 Remembering GZ Brown

With the recent passing of one of our dearest members, founders and influencers; we are remembering GZ “Charlie” Brown with high regards knowing how much he impacted architecture and everyone around him throughout his life. Specifically, his time here at the...

Latest Publication from BioBE!

This past January 2020, the publication How Light Exposure Changes Bacterial Communities in Household Dust was published under new discovery at Frontiers for Young Minds. The full article can be read here on their website. Rosenberg, S., Ishaq, S., May, J., and...

Review on health in the built environment

Hot off the press, a new review on health in the built environment is available today!  The article is found here, but an open-access, view-only version is available here.  It's part of the Healthy Building special issue from the Journal of Exposure Science &...

COVID-19 and the Built Environment

As corporate entities, city, county, state and federal governments around the world take action against the spread of COVID-19, the built environment has been thrust onto center stage with a prominent role. Therefore, the unique expertise of researchers at the...

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02/15/2020 Remembering GZ Brown

With the recent passing of one of our dearest members, founders and influencers; we are remembering GZ “Charlie” Brown with high regards knowing how much he impacted architecture and everyone around him throughout his life. Specifically, his time here at the...

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Latest Publication from BioBE!

This past January 2020, the publication How Light Exposure Changes Bacterial Communities in Household Dust was published under new discovery at Frontiers for Young Minds. The full article can be read here on their website. Rosenberg, S., Ishaq, S., May, J., and...

read more

Review on health in the built environment

Hot off the press, a new review on health in the built environment is available today!  The article is found here, but an open-access, view-only version is available here.  It's part of the Healthy Building special issue from the Journal of Exposure Science &...

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Publication on the urban microbiome

Dr. Gwynne Mhuireach published one of the chapters from her dissertation, on evaluating bacteria found in air from vegetated or paved areas in an urban setting! Mhuireach, G.Á., Betancourt-Román, C.M., Green, J.L., Johnson B.R. 2019. Spatiotemporal controls on the...

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Congratulations to BioBE’s Sam Velazquez!

Another of BioBE's stellar student researchers is headed to graduate school! Sam Velazquez has been working with Dr. Sue Ishaq on bioinformatics in our lab. She is a bright face in the room, conducting experiments, programming, working on data visualization, and...

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BioBE heads to the UO SPICE Fair, Saturday April 13

This Saturday, April 13th, is the 2019 UO Science and Invention Fair, held on campus in Willamette Hall from 11 am to 3 pm.  The Fair is designed for children in grades K - 8 to meet local scientists, and develop an enthusiasm for STEM using hands-on activities and...

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Upcoming radio interview with Jefferson Exchange!

BioBE's Sue Ishaq will be speaking with the Jefferson Exchange crew on their live radio show about microbiology in the built environment on March 11th, at about 8:30 am PST. If you are local to the west coast, you can find a station to tune into. Otherwise, you can...

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Stop Motion Science: The Light Box Video

Written by Mira Zimmerman and Fiona Curliss At BioBE, we strive to produce scientific research that is clear and understandable to any audience, not only for interdisciplinary collaboration, but also for scientific education. Those unfamiliar with the language and...

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A Tale of Two Cohorts

Sequence data contamination from biological or digital sources can obscure true results and falsely raise one's hopes.  Contamination is a persist issue in microbial ecology, and each experiment faces unique challenges from a myriad of sources, which I have previously...

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Welcome to our New Wet Lab Manager: Leslie Dietz

A bold new addition to the BioBE family, we would like to welcome our new Wet Lab Manager, Leslie Dietz! She will be overseeing all new projects and day to day lab work, teaching students, collecting data and processing samples. Leslie has a molecular biology and...

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