Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Lillie 103, unless otherwise stated.

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Fall 2010


September 23 - Zoe Cardon

The new Brown University - MBL IGERT grant -- come hear about what it is and how students apply. Even if you were not involved in writing it, you can have students through it! We need to get the word out about it!

Reverse Ecology: Computational Integration of Genomes, Organisms and Environments


September 30 - Jeremy Rich -- meet in Loeb G70 this week

Jeremy will lead the discussion; he is thinking about possibly applying to the NIH rfp Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01)
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-12-001.html

and would appreciate some feedback

Christopher R. Cox and Michael S. Gilmore (2007) Native Microbial Colonization of Drosophila melanogaster and Its Use as a Model of Enterococcus faecalis Pathogenesis. Infection and Immunity, 75(4): 1565-1576.

October 7 - Julie Huber

24 August 2010 | Science Express Report
Deep-Sea Oil Plume Enriches Indigenous Oil-Degrading Bacteria
T. C. Hazen et al.

Cold-loving bacteria biodegrade hydrocarbons in the oil plume faster than expected.

Click here for the supplementary material


October 14 - Group Discussion

Valentine, D. et al. (2010) Propane Respiration Jump-Starts Microbial Response to a Deep Oil Spill. Science Express Report, 16 Sept. 2010.

Click here for the supplementary material


October 21 - Julie Smith

Mirjam Perner, Jillian M. Petersen, Frank Zielinski, Hans-Hermann Gennerich & Richard Seifert (2010) Geochemical constraints on the diversity and activity of H2-oxidizing microorganisms in diffuse hydrothermal fluids from a basalt- and an ultramific-hosted vent. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 74:55–71


October 28 - Joe Vallino

He Z, Deng Y, Van Nostrand JD, Tu Q, Xu M, Hemme CL, Li X, Wu L, Gentry TJ, Yin Y, Liebich J, Hazen TC, Zhou J. (2010) GeoChip 3.0 as a high-throughput tool for analyzing microbial community composition, structure and functional activity.ISME J. 2010 Sep;4(9):1167-79. Epub 2010 Apr 29.


Nov 4 - Cat Luria

Smith MW, Herfort L, Tyrol K, Suciu D, Campbell V, et al. (2010) Seasonal Changes in Bacterial and Archaeal Gene Expression Patterns across Salinity Gradients in the Columbia River Coastal Margin. PLoS ONE 5(10): e13312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013312


Nov 11 - Holiday! (Veteran's Day)


Nov 18 -Sheri Simmons

Noah Fierer, Diana Nemergut, Rob Knight, Joseph M. Craine (2010) Changes through time: integrating microorganisms into the study of succession. Research in Microbiology 161: 635-642

Nov 25 (no meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!)


Dec. 2 - Linda Amaral Zettler

Yilmaz et al. The “Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence” (MIENS) specification", currently in Nature Precedings. The paper addresses much needed standards in reporting contextual data alongside molecular data submitted to public databases.



Dec. 9- Yuko Hasegawa

King, A.J., Freemen, K.R., McCormick, K.F., Hamady, M., Lozupone, C., Knight, R., Schmidt, S.K.(2010). Biogeography and habitat modeling of high-alpine bacteria. Nature Comm. 1:53 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1055.

For Supplementary Data, click here.

For the Supplementary Table, click here.