Why Write? Communicating Your Results to Further Scientific Knowledge (MWV36)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On March 18, 2010, Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School and ASM President, gave a presentation to a group of graduate and postdoctoral students on why scientists need to be able to communicate effectively. This talk opened up the 2010 ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute that was held at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC on March 18 - 21, 2010. The Institute provides four days of hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under the mentorship of ASM...

Adaptation and Evolution: The Life of an RNA Virus (MWV35)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
From the flu to HIV, RNA viruses challenge our immune systems like no other infectious agent on the planet. RNA viruses provide unique insights into the patterns and processes of evolutionary change in real time. The study of viral evolution is especially topical given the growing awareness that emerging and re-emerging diseases (most of which are caused by RNA viruses) represent a major threat to public health. How do RNA viruses adapt and change, and how do our bodies respond? Why are...

Uploading an ASM Working Group report

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
Here is how you'd upload your working group report (PDF) into the LTER All Scientist Meeting site. Show, better than tell. Here is the "tell" part. Step 1: Go to the LTER ASM Website ( http://asm.lternet.edu/ ) and log in by clicking on the login link in the left sidebar Step 2: After logging in and returning to the LTER ASM website click on the "My workspace" link in the left sidebar of the page Step 3: Click on your working group title from the list and click on the "edit"...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 4/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 3/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 2/4)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 1/4)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is
The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

The No Dead Ends Website (LTER ASM 09) Part 2

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

This is part two of the LTER All Scientists Meeting 2009 workgroup titled "the no dead ends website".

The No Dead Ends Website (LTER ASM 09)

submitted by: LTER_NetworkOffice_is

This is the first part of the LTER All Scientists Meeting Workshop titled "The No Dead Ends Website". A vision on how to deliver and manage information to maximize the discovery of the wealth of information resources at LTER websites. We show some practical implementations, including the All Scientists Meeting website, the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge website and other sites. Using drupal allowed us to cut costs and deploy rapidly.

Tiny Conspiracies (MWV31)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they can’t do as a single cell, like successfully infect and cause disease in humans. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and President-elect for the American Society for Microbiology, has been researching strategies that can interfere...