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

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Fall 2015, weekly on Thursdays, 2:30-3:30

Sessions will start Sept. 17. Personnel at Univ. of Chicago may participate week to week via Vidyo.


Sept. 17-- Zoe Cardon, Gretta Serres, Joe Vallino

“3D Reality Check: Developing Structural Support for Predicting Microbial Function and Interpreting Microbial ‘Omics’ Data”
New DOE Joint Genome Institute – Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (JGI-EMSL) Collaborative Science Grant


Sept. 24 - Donald Klein

Dry run of his talk being prepared for the Regional AMS meeting in Randolph, MA.

“Everything is Everywhere, but, the Environment Selects.” What ELSE did Baas Becking say about Microbial Ecology in his 1934 Book?


Oct. 1- Zoe Cardon

Report back from microbiome forum in DC


Oct. 8 ____John Hobbie_____________

Manuscript in preparation:

Hobbie EA et al. Isotopes in Arctic Ground Squirrels: Evidence for fungivory and nitrogen dynamics.


Oct. 15__Elena Lopez Peredo____________________

Amin et al. (2015) Interaction and signalling between a cosmopolitan phytoplankton and associated bacteria. Nature 522:98-101. doi:10.1038/nature14488


Oct. 29 _____Gretta Serres_______________

Lin et al. 2014. Microbial community stratification linked to utilization of carbohydrates and phosphorus limitation in a boreal peatland at Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota, USA. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 Jun; 80(11):3518-30.


Nov. 5___Julie Huber__________________

Evans, P. N., Parks, D. H., Chadwick, G. L., Robbins, S. J., Orphan, V. J., Golding, S. D., & Tyson, G. W. (2015). Methane metabolism in the archaeal phylum Bathyarchaeota revealed by genome-centric metagenomics, 350(6259).

(accompanying "Perspective" by Karen Lloyd is here.)


Nov. 12 ____(no microeco this week)__________________


Nov. 19 __Angus Angermeyer - research!____________________


Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving!


Dec. 3 _____Caroline Fortunato_________________

Walsh et al. (2015). Bacterial diversity and community composition from seasurface to subseafloor. ISME Journal.  doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.175


Dec. 10 __William Reznikoff____________________

Elfenbein JR, Knodler LA, Nakayasu ES,Ansong C, Brewer HM, Bogomolnaya L, et al. (2015) Multicopy Single-Stranded DNA Directs Intestinal Colonization of Enteric Pathogens. PLoS Genet 11 (9): e1005472. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005472

Also, Bill suggested that if you'd like more background reading on the subject, this review might be quite helpful (but he won't be discussing this review particularly during the hour):
Storz G, Vogel J, Wassarman KM (2011) Regulation by small RNAs in bacteria: expanding frontiers. Molecular Cell 43:880-891.