Trina, Shaomei, and Jason travel to San Diego for WEFTEC. Jason and Trina gave oral presentations and Shaomei presented a poster. UW-Madison was very well represented!! Trina and Jason made an impromptu visit to the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, to meet with scientists working on metagenomic sequence analysis.
Trina travels to Seattle for the National Academy of Engineering "Frontiers of Engineering" Symposium held at the Microsoft Research Conference Center.
Proposal funded: "Microbial Observatories: Drivers of microbial community diversity and composition in humic lakes."
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, $1.5 M
Trina, Ashley, Ryan, and Stuart travel to Montreal, Canada for the International Society for Limnology (SIL) conference. The students each gave oral presentations about their research. Trina organized a technical sesssion with Angela Kent and Jim Rusak, and a workshop on frontiers in freshwater microbial ecology research. Stay tuned for pictures from our trip!
I once knew a fellow named phosphatis
Who loved eating poo goodness gracious
His favourite meal
He ate it with zeal
And eutrophiers were no longer efficacious
Trina travels up to Trout Lake Station to check out the field work. Ashley and Stuart are hard at work with Georgia, Heather, and Beth. Ashley and her crew are stomping in the bogs. Stuart and Beth are devising clever ways to catch bacteria! See the pictures here.
Our Community Sequencing Program proposal was awarded by the DOE Joint Genome Institute! Over the next 6-12 months we will be sequencing Accumulibacter genomes from our enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems to investigate the relative importance of phage predation and competition on population structure and dynamics. A description of the project can be found here.
Trina and Jason travel to Montreal for the ASM IMAGE 2 conference and to meet with our collaborator, Vince Martin, at Concordia University. Jason presented a poster at the conference entitled "Biochemical pathways in biological phosphorus removal revealed using metaproteomics"
Undergraduate researcher Georgia Wolfe wins a prestigious Hilldale Undergraduate Research Scholarship and an American Society for Microbiology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her work on bacterial community dynamics in humic lakes. Congratulations Georgia!
Trina travels to Hawaii to visit the Department of Oceanography at the Universyt of Hawaii, Manoa. She presented a seminar entitled "Forces driving microbial community composition and dynamics in freshwater lakes"
Proposal funded: "CAREER: Microbes and phosphorus: integrating engineering principles, ecology, and student learning to study eutrophication of freshwater lakes."
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, $400,000
Trina travels to Sweden to visit Uppsala University. See the pictures here!
Second annual lab retreat up at Trout Lake Station. See the pictures here!
Nineth annual McMahon Pumpkin carving party. See the pictures here!
Trina, Stuart, Ryan, and Ashley head to Vienna for ISME 11. Much debauchary ensues. See the pictures here!
Trina travels to Taiwan and China with the GLEON boys (Peter Arzberger, Tim Kratz, and Fang Pang) to visit field sites at Yuan Yang Lake and Taihu Lake. See pictures here!
Lab retreat up at Trout Lake Station, the weekend of September 24. See the pictures here!
Farewell to Angela as she prepares to leave for UIUC.....