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Post Doc Lauren Lui profiled by Berkeley Lab for her Public Service and contribution to Women in Science

During March- Women’s History Month, Berkeley Lab recognizes and celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by honoring those who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. http://diversity.lbl.gov/2016/03/14/berkeley-lab-celebrates-women-in-science-and-public-service/ Lauren Lui, an ENIGMA post doctoral fellow in Adam Arkin’s Lab, was one of three women profiled by the […]

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Visiting STEM students gain insight to microbial metabolomics

The Northen lab hosted ~60 high school students as part of the STEM Career Awareness Day sponsored by CSUEB. Groups of students were given a brief introduction to microbial metabolomics.

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Jizhong Joe Zhou Recipient of DOE’s Highest Scientific Honor- The Lawrence Award

  ENIGMA’s Joe Jizhong Zhou, a Professor at University of Oklahoma  will receive the U.S Department of Energy’s highest scientific award from U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this year. The prestigious 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award acknowledges outstanding contributions in the biological and environmental sciences supporting research and […]

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Bacterial Communities As Precise Biosensors Of Environmental Damage

ENIGMA scientists show that DNA from natural bacterial communities can be used as a quantitative biosensor to accurately distinguish unpolluted sites from those contaminated with uranium, nitrate or oil. Bacterial communities yield a predictable response to environmental constraints. Bacterial systems can be used forensically to report the occurrence of environmental perturbations. Bacterial systems have the […]

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ENIGMA researcher Michela Catena is a Fulbright Scholar this fall!

ENIGMA student Michela Catena has been selected for a Fulbright Scholarship near Kochi, Kerala, India.  While in the Mukhopadhyay Lab, Michela worked with Desulfovibrio vulgaris on ENIGMA projects to better understand two-component signaling systems in bacteria. D. vulgaris has three chemotaxis systems, and she helped to characterize the CheA3 mutant using the Palleroni chamber assay […]

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Adam Arkin Recipient of DOE’s Highest Scientific Honor- The Lawrence Award

DOE’s E.O. Lawrence Awards were established by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1959, to honor Ernest Lawrence, the Nobel Prize-winning inventor of the cyclotron, the forerunner of today’s particle accelerators, and the founder and namesake of Berkeley Lab.

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Andrea Rocha Featured Post Doc at ORAU

Andrea Rocha holds a doctorate in engineering science from the University of South Florida and is part of a team of scientists across Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and other academic and national labs who hope to advance the understanding of Earth’s most numerous life form—microorganisms—upon which all life forms rely.

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Environmental Microbiology Team Demonstrate the Importance and Dynamic Behavior of Stochastic Processes in Controlling the Succession of Microbial Communities

In this study, a novel theoretical framework comprised of four different cases was developed for fluidic and non-fluidic ecosystems to conceptualize the relationships between stochasticity and ecological succession.

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Montana State Team Overcomes Challenges, Proves That Microbes Swim to Hydrogen Gas

Here we show that the average swimming velocity increases in the direction of a source of hydrogen gas for the methanogen, Methanococcus maripaludis using a capillary assay with anoxic gas-phase control and time-lapse microscopy.

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Terry Hazen Inducted as AAAS Fellow

The new AAAS Fellows, whose names will be published in the 29 November issue of Science, will be honored at the AAAS Fellows Forum on Saturday, 15 February during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, where they will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

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Publication Citation Report and Top Ten Highly Cited

Citation analysis performed June 13, 2013 at Web of Science on available subset of publications (157/232).  Please note these analytics are subject to change.

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Indirect and Suboptimal Control of Gene Expression is Widespread in Bacteria

A new study by Arkin and colleagues challenges this view of adaptive regulation of gene expression and shows that in bacteria grown in the laboratory, there is little correlation between when genes are important for fitness and when they are more highly expressed.

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Metabolic Footprinting of Mutant Libraries to Map Metabolite Utilization to Genotype

Here, we identified and validated genes related to the utilization of specific metabolites in bacteria by profiling metabolite utilization in libraries of mutant strains.

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Genome Announcement of Pelosinus fermentans

The genome sequence of this organism will provide insight into the metabolic potential of a predominant population during stimulation for metal-reducing conditions.

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Community Leadership! Steve Brown

Beginning July 1, 2013, Steven D. Brown of Oak Ridge National Lab will be Chair-Elect of Division O (Fermentation and Biotechnology) of the American Society for Microbiology. Steven is honored by this appointment and looks forward to serving you and ASM.

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Metallochaperones Regulate Intracellular Copper Levels

Here, we have investigated the mechanistic role of metallochaperones in regulating Cu efflux. We have constructed a computational model of Cu trafficking and efflux based on systems analysis of the Cu stress response of Halobacterium salinarum.

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David Stahl Elected to National Academy of Engineering

David Stahl, a University of Washington professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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Liquid Chromatography Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Metabolites Guided by the METLIN Database

By using liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF-MS), hundreds to thousands of peaks with a unique m/z ratio and retention time are routinely detected from most biological samples in an untargeted profiling experiment.

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A Large-Scale Evaluation of Computational Protein Function Prediction

Here we report the results from the first large-scale community-based critical assessment of protein function annotation (CAFA) experiment. Fifty-four methods representing the state of the art for protein function prediction were evaluated on a target set of 866 proteins from 11 organisms.

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ENIGMA Metabolic Footprinting Publication Recommended by Faculty of 1000

Here, we identified and validated genes related to the utilization of specific metabolites in bacteria by profiling metabolite utilization in libraries of mutant strains. Untargeted mass spectrometry based metabolomics was used to identify metabolites utilized by Escherichia coli and Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.

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Metabolomics: Sifting Through Complex Samples

Review article of advances in Metabolomics about the team at Scripps Research Institute- Gary Siuzdak, Gary Patti and Ralph Tautenhahn et al.

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