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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 &...

BioBE/ESBL Welcomes Mira to the Team!

  Hello! My name is Mira Zimmerman, and I am the new BioBE/ESBL blogger and web designer! I will be helping with social media and BioBE/ESBL website management.     I am currently an undergrad at the University of Oregon, working towards a Humanities...

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#BuildHealth2018 Meeting Announced

BioBE is gearing up for the second-annual Industry Consortium event on May 17th and 18th in Portland.  Last year, BioBE and ESBL held the inaugural Health + Energy Research Consortium event in May 2017, which brought researchers and practitioners into one room to talk...

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BioBE postbac Mitch Rezzonico is headed to grad school!

Mitch Rezzonico, who recently obtained his baccalaureate from the University of Oregon in 2017, has been learning bioinformatics with Dr. Sue Ishaq in the BioBE lab since last summer, in order to gain hands-on experience in preparation for a career in bioinformatics...

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Rich case studies

I recently gave a lecture on research methods to Siobhan Rockcastle's ARCH 410/510 Human-Centric Environments course at the University of Oregon. Choosing the design of the UO's Lillis Hall (ca. 2000) and BioBE's subsequent sampling campaign (2010) as a case study, I...

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Upcoming presentations at Indoor Air 2018

BioBE researchers will be giving two oral presentations at the Indoor Air 2018 conference this summer!  This will be the 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), and will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center,...

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Tour of the Baker Lighting Lab

BioBE researchers spend quite a bit of time writing grant proposals.  In particular, over the last few months I (Sue Ishaq) have been co-writing proposals which expand our understanding of indoor lighting on human health and behavior, the indoor microbiome, and energy...

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Participate in a research survey online

Looking to participate in research?  Amir Nezamdoost, a graduate research fellow in Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, is collecting survey data for his PhD dissertation.  Amir's dissertation is about developing a rating system to score the quality of window view...

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Mushroom hunting with Bill Walton

Last week, BioBE's resident mycologist, Dr. Roo Vandegrift, and Dr. Bitty Roy, a Professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution here at UO (and Roo's advisor during his Ph.D.), spoke with basketball legend Bill Walton about mushrooms.  The story and several clips...

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Twelve Days at the University of Oregon

Written by Dr. Rich Corsi, edited by Sue Ishaq and Jeff Kline. Several months ago, I connected with Dr. Kevin van Den Wymelenberg at the University of Oregon about the interaction between indoor microbiology and indoor chemistry, and several other common interests. ...

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