Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Loeb G-70, unless otherwise stated

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

Most sessions will be held in Loeb G-70, starting January 15. (On Feb. 26, March 19, and May 7, we will be in Lillie 103.) Brown University participation by video conferencing will be from CIT 210.


January 15, Loeb G-70-- Elena Lopez Peredo

Abby et al. (2014) Bacteria in Ostreococcus tauri cultures - friends, foes or hitchhikers? Frontiers in Microbiology 5:505.

Elena will discuss this paper in the context of work she is doing with algae isolated from desert microbiotic crusts from the Southwestern US.


February 5, Loeb G-70-- Julie Huber

Metcalf et al. (2014) Antibacterial gene transfer across the tree of life. eLife 3:e04266. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.04266 (http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e04266)


February 12, Loeb G-70-- Caroline Fortunato

Dahle et al. (2015) Energy landscapes shape microbial communities in hydrothermal systems on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. The ISME Journal


Feb 19 - no meeting (February school break)


Feb. 26-March 5- We tried so hard to hear from Gretta Serres! ...perhaps another date? (Meet in Loeb G-70)

Wilkins et al. (2015) Pyrosequencing of mcrA and archaeal 16S rRNA genes reveals diversity and substrate preferences of methanogen communities in anaerobic digesters. Appl Environ Microbiol 81:604–613. doi:10.1128/AEM.02566-14

March 12, Loeb G-70- Bob Campbell


March 19, High-Resolution Microbiome Informatics Meeting




April 16, Joe Vallino - proposal ideas


April 23, Spring Break! (and the great electrical loss in Lillie)


April 9, Jessica Mark Welch



May 7__Gretta Serres___________