Genetically Programmable Pathogen Sense and Destroy

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The video describes my invention of Engineered cells which can act as a live vaccine. These cells are programmed to intelligently detect a particular gut pathogen and then specifically and completely kill it without affecting the normal gut microbial flora. This automated approach thus prevents from horrible side effects of current antibiotics and growing resistance against them.

Joseph Noel at 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Joseph Noel from the Salk Institute on "Metabolic Noise, Vestigial Metabolites or the Raw Material of Ecological Adaptation? Enzymes, Catalytic Promiscuity and the Evolution of Chemodiversity in Nature" on March 26, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.

Jonathan Eisen discusses GEBA project at DOE JGI

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Jonathan Eisen spoke about the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA) at the DOE JGI on October 27, 2009.

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 2/4)

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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 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...

Jeroen Raes on the Tara-Oceans project at GSC8

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Jeroen Raes of the University of Brussels discusses the Tara-Oceans expedition at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2009.

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...

Susannah Tringe at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting

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Susannah Tringe discussed the DOE JGI Metagenomic Program on March 25, 2009 at the 4th Annual User Meeting.

DOE JGI director Eddy Rubin on biomass degrading communities

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DOE Joint Genome Institute director Eddy Rubin spoke about biomass degrading communities, particularly the cow rumen, on May 13, 2009.