Session Detail


Session Number: 241
Session Title: We Are Not Alone: Microbial Revelations of the Built Environment
Session Type: Symposium
Session Start/End Time: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom East
Description: It is estimated that people in the industrialized world spend 90% of their time indoors. During the time spent indoors, we breathe and come in contact with surfaces and objects that are covered by trillions of microorganisms, and this has an effect on human health. Recent applications of deep sequencing and ecological theory to the built environment (ie. human-made structures) have revealed that we share our homes, workplaces, and hospitals with a surprising array of microbes originating from many different sources. This session explores the ecology of the built environment with an emphasis on microbial diversity and human-microbe interactions.
Convener
5/20/2014 2:00:00 PM
Filipa Godoy-vitorino;
Inter American Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.
Convener
5/20/2014 2:00:00 PM
Sarah Pacocha preheim;
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA.
Presentations:
Microbes across Human Cultures
5/20/2014 2:00:00 PM
Maria Dominguez-bello;
NYU Langone Med. Ctr., New York, NY.
Automobile Windshield Washer Fluid: a Novel Source of Exposure to Legionella
5/20/2014 2:30:00 PM
D. O. Schwake, A. Alum, M. Abbaszadegan;
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ
Network Analysis of the Indoor Dust Microbiome in CHILD Study Homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba
5/20/2014 2:45:00 PM
T. Konya1, M. B. Azad2, J. Brook1,3, T. K. Takaro4, D. Guttman1, M. R. Sears5, A. Becker6, A. Kozyrskyj2, J. Scott1, CHILD Study Investigators;
1Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 3Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, 4Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC, Canada, 5McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada, 6Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Can We Use Architectural Design to Influence the Built Environment Microbiome?
5/20/2014 3:00:00 PM
James Meadow;
Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Characterization of the Public Restroom Mycobiome Using the Internal Transcribed Spacer
5/20/2014 3:30:00 PM
J. T. Fouquier1, T. M. Schwartz2, S. T. Kelley1,2;
1Bioinformatics and Med. Informatics Res. Ctr., San Diego State Univ., San Diego, CA, 2Dept. of Biology, San Diego State Univ., San Diego, CA
Characterization of Drinking Water Distribution System Biofilm Communities Using Next-Generation Illumina Sequencing
5/20/2014 3:45:00 PM
C. K. Gomez-Smith, R. M. Hozalski, T. M. LaPara;
Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Toward Real-Time Bioaerosol Characterization: Developments for in situ Optical Recognition of Airborne Microbes
5/20/2014 4:00:00 PM
Mark T. Hernandez;
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.