Showing posts with label Microbiology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microbiology. Show all posts

Friday, August 13, 2010

USGS Microbiology Web site Wins 2010 Shoemaker Communication Award

The USGS Interdisciplinary Microbiology Web site facilitates collaboration between scientists and increases the understanding of USGS microbiology to the public. The site is a central place to find the centers, scientists, and research involved in USGS microbiology. In recognition of its valuable information, layout, and design, the Web site won the 2010 Shoemaker Communication Award – an annual communications excellence competition for USGS employees – in the Internet Product category. This site is made possible by the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) and USGS Microbiology Contact Kay Marano Briggs.

(Photo: This cyanobacterium has radiating filaments and basal heterocysts. Green is Sytox Green (a DNA stain that is excluded from live cells). Credit: Barry Rosen , U.S. Geological Survey.)

Friday, July 10, 2009

USGS Microbiology Web site Debut

The new USGS Microbiology Web site showcases the research and scientists that study the secret world of microbes. With topics such as fish and wildlife disease, water quality, and climate change, and features including research summaries, images, and links to individual scientists and centers, this new site reveals the wide variety of expertise used to study microbes and their impact on Earth and its life. USGS Microbiology Coordinator, Kay M. Briggs
Phone: 703-648-4046.

Photo: Lyngbya with epifluorescence illumination and Sytox Green. Photo credit: Barry H. Rosen, USGS.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

USGS Microbiology Web Site Debut

USGS scientists across disciplines are using their microbiology expertise to study climate change, fish and wildlife disease, bioremediation, energy, and other national issues. The week of June 29, USGS will reveal the scope of USGS microbiology research with the release of the new Interdisciplinary Microbiology Web site. Research summaries and images, and contact information for scientists, are just some of the site’s assets that will facilitate collaboration between scientists and increase the understanding of USGS microbiology to the public. Goals of the site were developed at the USGS Interdisciplinary Microbiology Workshop and the content, look, and feel built with scientists' feedback. The site will soon be available at , and is made possible by the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) and USGS Microbiology Coordinator Kay Marano Briggs. For more information, contact Kay Marano Briggs, Reston, VA, 703-648-4046 or Bernadette LeMasters, Reston, VA, 703-648-4334)

Image: Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus
Catherine A. Richter,
USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description: Yellow color shows thiamine degradation on an agar plate of
Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus strain 8120.