Congratulations to all on this recently published paper in the journal Microbiome, from BioBE co-authors James Meadow & Ashley Bateman, with collaborators Rachel Adams & Holly Bik. This project was born during a 2013 NESCent Catalysis Meeting on “Evolution in the Indoor Biome”. Hoping to address broad-scale ecological questions with as many high-throughput sequencing datasets as possible, the published manuscript describes several significant technical and biological findings. See this microbenet post for a summary of the most important results.
Ashley Bateman, James Meadow, Steve Kembel, Gwynne Mhuireach and other 20 fellow scientists have published an article about the evolution of the indoor microbiome in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Read the piece about this article in the New York Times.
Funny you should ask! A new BioBE study is out today in the journal Microbiome. We sampled the bacteria from surfaces all over a university classroom and found that the bacteria on those surfaces can tell you quite a bit about how we interact with those surfaces. We also made a quick film that discusses our results.
Recently on Nautilus Jessica Green wrote a short piece along side a fun interactive graphic that takes a look at what shapes the microbiomes of buildings.