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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...

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...

Microbes in the built environment; interview with Jefferson Exchange

In case you missed it live, you can stream Sue Ishaq's interview with Geoffrey Riley at the Jefferson Exchange, about her work at BioBE. She talks about how to go from researching microbes in the rumen stomach of moose to researching the effect of building surface...

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...

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...

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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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Lightbox project video in production

Following our recent publication on the effect of light on house dust; Fahimipour et al. 2018. "Daylight exposure modulates bacterial communities associated with household dust", some of our undergraduate students have been developing a short video that describes the...

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Perspective on the Role of Light in the Indoor Microbiome

Written by Mark Fretz, Sue Ishaq, and Mira Zimmerman Light is as necessary to the perfect growth and nutrition of the human frame as are air and food; and, whenever it is deficient, health fails, and disease appears… Artificial is but a very bad substitute for natural...

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New publication on daylight and dust communities!

We are pleased to announce that our latest publication is now available! Daylight exposure modulates bacterial communities associated with household dust Ashkaan K. Fahimipour , Erica M. Hartmann, Andrew Siemens, Jeff Kline, David A. Levin, Hannah Wilson, Clarisse M....

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Your Microbiome and Your Phone

Written by Samantha Velazquez, Edited by Mira Zimmerman and Sue Ishaq If you were to guess what someone might be carrying in their pockets, a cell phone would be a safe choice.  It is almost not a guess at all; these days it is rare to be surrounded by people and not...

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Welcome Back Gwynne!

BioBE is warmly welcoming back Gwynne Mhuireach, but this time as a Postdoctoral Researcher! She earned her PhD in Landscape Architecture this spring, focusing on outdoor microbiology. As a doctoral candidate, she worked for BioBE on projects including daylighting...

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