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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 &...

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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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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New publication on human exposure to chemicals in dust!

New study on exposure to chemicals in dust published in The Journal of Hazardous Material!  The collaborative team was led by Rolf Halden and Jing Chen at Arizona State University, and included Erica Hartmann at Northwestern University and BioBE researchers Jeff Kline...

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BioBE has an open Lab Manager position!

BioBE is looking for a Lab Manager and Technician; the full position description and application can be found here. Review of Applications Begins August 27th, 2018; position open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants  Submit your application online and...

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Willem Griffiths: Material Testing and Microbes

Recent Biology graduate Willem Griffiths is dedicating his summer to river rafting and building material testing. For his senior thesis work last year, Willem began studying how the chemical structures of materials, such as concrete and plaster, affect...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates!

As our graduates begin their careers in various fields, we want to congratulate them on their contributions to the science and design communities. They have been an essential part of BioBE and ESBL, helping to mold environmental design. We wish them all the best!...

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Design the Unseen Course

For his first teaching assignment at the University of Oregon, Mark Fretz taught an advanced technology course to architectural students at the University of Oregon, Portland, called "Design the Unseen".  Mark is the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Institute for...

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BioBE Receives New UO-OHSU Seed Funding Award

BioBE has received funding for a new project as part of the new University of Oregon - Oregon Health Sciences University (UO-OHSU) Collaborative Seed Grant Program! BioBE's Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, and Dr. Bob Martindale, Professor of Surgery, Chief of...

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Open Post-Doc position with BioBE!

BioBE (and ESBL) are looking for a post doc to come join our dynamic group of interdisciplinary scholars.!  Application and details here. Department: ESBL/BioBE Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar Annual Basis: 12 Month Review of Applications Begins June 26, 2018; open until...

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