Microbiology in the News


Zeroing in on the origins of Earth's "single most important evolutionary innovation"
MIT Integrative Microbiology Initiative will stimulate environmental microbiology research
Bench,bath and beyond. Transform your apartment into a yeast lab, and have fun doing it!

Unlocking the secrets of a plastic-eater
Microbiology Thesis Defense: May 6, 2020, 3PM Joshua Jones- Grossman Lab
Microbiology Thesis Defense: May 6, 2020, 12PM, Ben Waldman- Lourido Lab
Microbiology Thesis Defense: May 4, 2020, 9AM, Isaak Muller-Lu Lab
Microbiology Thesis Defense: April 30, 2020, 2PM, Caitlin Blank-Bell Lab

Microbiology Thesis Defense: December 13, 2019, 2PM, Djenet Bousbaine- Ploegh Lab
A new way to control microbial metabolism
Microbial cooperation at the micro scale impacts biodegration
Biological Engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes
Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance
Microbiology Thesis Defense: August 28, 2019, 9AM, Jennifer Nguyen-Stocker Lab
Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild
Microbiology Thesis Defense: May 16, 2019, 3PM, Nathaniel Chu-Alm Lab
Microbiology Thesis Defense: May 13, 2019, 3PM, Jason Nguyen-Ploegh Lab
Measuring chromosome imbalance could clarify cancer prognosis
The complex world of carbohydrate chemistry

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans
Jacquin Niles named director of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Professor of Biology Dennis Kim bids farewell to the department
Engineering "capture compounds" to probe cell growth
3Q: Eric Alm on the mysteries of the microbiome
Scene at MIT: PhD baby and her amazing mama

Micro turns 10! Celebrating a decade of interdisciplinary microbiology

Microbe generates extraordinarily diverse array of peptides

Endowing cells with new abilities

How cells combat chromosome imbalance

In search of the fundamental laws of microecology
Bacteria with multicolor vision
The creation of a public engineer

Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems
Inside MIT.nano
Finch Therapeutics Announces Strategic Collaboration with OpenBiome to Develop Microbiome Therapies for FDA Approval
Study helps explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down Syndrome
A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds
Microbiome diversity is influenced by chance encounters
Study suggests complex life was present on Earth 2.33 billion years ago
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Taking aim at a key malaria molecule
Chemical engineers boost bacteria’s productivity

Microbial manufacturing

A step toward renewable diesel

Probing the function of key proteins
Using evolutionary dynamics and game theory to understand personal relations
Two MIT Microbiology Graduate Program Alums on the 2017 Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Science List: (Jacob Rubens and Mark Smith)
Exploring the tug-of-war over metals during infection

Cracking the code for dormant bacteria
A step toward biodegradable plastics
A new approach against Salmonella and other pathogens
Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria
Predicting cancer cells’ response to chemotherapy
A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs
To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water
A mutual breakdown
Recording analog memories in human cells
Microbial engineering technique could reduce contamination in biofermentation plants
Portable device produces biopharmaceuticals on demand
Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli
Microbiome genes on the move
New clue to how lithium works in the brain

Microscale marine interactions may shape critical carbon cycles

Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria
Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines
Mapping molecular neighborhoods
Gene circuits in live cells can perform complex computations
Teamwork enables bacterial survival
Study pinpoints timing of oxygen’s first appearance in Earth’s atmosphere
3 Questions: Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels
Plants may form memories using mad cow disease proteins
Biobarrier explorer and dark matter theorist win MIT’s prestigious junior faculty award
Reprogramming gut bacteria as “living therapeutics”

A new way to discover DNA modifications
Forming patches boosts bacterial life
Title for ‘Earth’s first animal’ likely goes to simple sea creature
Engineering foe into friend
Supply Chain
A healthy breakdown
Solar energy from discarded car batteries
“Kill switches” shut down engineered bacteria
Reprogramming biology
Using microbes to clean up oil spills
Quantum physics meets genetic engineering
Analyzing protein structures in their native environment
Microbe Sleuth
Compound potential
A natural light switch
Biologists find unexpected role for amyloid-forming protein
Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria
Targeting DNA
Protein found to play a key role in blocking pathogen survival
How chronic inflammation can lead to cancer
Boosting biofuel production
Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria
Chisholm, Rivest, and Thompson appointed as new Institute Professors
Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria
Researchers identify new target for anti-malaria drugs
Kendall Square: A Global Center for Innovation Grows Alongside MIT

Microbiome Research: A New Frontier in Medicine
Quick Test For Ebola
New evidence for how a rare form of liver cancer arises
Study details a link between inflammation and cancer
3 Questions: Lydia Bourouiba on Ebola virus transmission
Rainfall can release aerosols, study finds

Of yeast, ecology, and cancer
The Excrement Experiment
Mark Smith,Microbiologist at MIT, co-founder of OpenBiome

3 Questions: Lee Gehrke on a new paper diagnostic for Ebola
Seeking answers from a mysterious parasite
New device could make large biological circuits practical
Bacteria become “genomic tape recorders”
New interdisciplinary center at MIT to focus on the microbiome and human health
Stephen Lippard named Franklin Institute Laureate
MIT startup tackles nasty infection with first public stool bank

A double-edged sword
3 Questions: The launch of the MIT Climate Change Conversation

New approach to boosting biofuel production

Battling superbugs

Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water
Of Yeast, Ecology, and Cancer
The Brilliant Ten: Katharina Ribbeck Makes Antibiotic Alternatives Out Of Mucus
Wrinkles in time
Nature’s tiny engineers

Broadening the 'SCOPE' of microbial oceanography
Recycling old batteries into solar cells

New analysis reveals tumor weaknesses

An easier way to manipulate malaria genes

Forced mutations doom HIV

Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasing countless tiny lipid-filled sacs

Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm receives MIT’s Killian Award

Yeast studies suggest alternative cancer approach
Mixing it up
Championing biophysics research
Did Neanderthals eat their vegetables?
Women's and Gender Studies "Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon" honors former MIT President Charles Vest
Four professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity

Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Fast way to measure DNA repair

Mastering the biological and engineering worlds
Tiny particles may pose big risk
Making cancer drugs better
Ancient whodunit may be solved: The microbes did it!
Engineers design ‘living materials’

Brighter future for bacteria detection

Kristala L. J. Prather: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

Policy: How to regulate faecal transplants
A New Kind of Transplant Bank
Photograph from Roman Stocker’s lab wins NSF/AAAS scientific visualization competition
KI Member Angelika Amon Receives Genetics Society of America Medal
Manalis Measures Miniscule Masses
New weapon fights drug-resistant tumors

How the immune system fights off malaria

Ahoy! First ocean vesicles spotted

Homing in on stressed coral
Biologists find clues to a parasite’s inconsistency
Faculty Highlight: Katharina Ribbeck

Better batteries through biology?
Solving chromosomes' structure
Turning bacteria into chemical factories

Resistance is futile

Separating the good from the bad in bacteria

New view of dengue fever

Buie, Kim receive DARPA Young Faculty Award

An easier way to control genes

New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage

A worm's-eye view of immunity

Chisholm awarded the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

Unraveling bacterial behavior

Phytoplankton social mixers
Buckling up to turn
Lippard named Priestley Medal recipient
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Cells as living calculators
Study IDs key protein for cell death

Early warning signs of population collapse

How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment

Jarillo-Herrero, Lu named ONR Young Investigators
Gore wins $1.13 million NIH grant
Polz to receive the American Society for Microbiology’s Elanco Award

Using biology to improve chemical synthesis

Allen Family Foundation grants Gore $1.5 million for research

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

Some cancer mutations slow tumor growth

Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors

In Profile: Roman Stocker finds big effects from tiny organisms

Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators

Five from MIT named AAAS fellows
It pays to cooperate

Fighting bacteria with mucus

Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?

Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes

Teaching a microbe to make fuel

New study finds link between cell division and growth rate

Researchers build a toolbox for synthetic biology

Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments
Study identifies enzymes needed to mend tissue damage after inflammation

From yeast, researchers learn how populations collapse
Immune protection from an unexpected source
Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Toying with biological systems

Metabolic errors can spell doom for DNA
Viruses con bacteria into working for them

The first hairy microbes
Bacteria may readily swap beneficial genes

Breathing new life into Earth

Biologists discover how yeast cells reverse aging

How dense is a cell?
Biologists shed light on a puzzling parasite

Life after Snowball Earth

Stubbe wins faculty’s Killian Award
Solar power goes viral

Scientists decipher 3-billion-year-old genomic fossils

Kristala Prather honored for excellence in teaching

7 win presidential early career honors
Susan Lindquist wins National Medal of Science

Teasing out malaria’s genetic secrets
Putting carbon dioxide to good use

Squeezing more production out of bacteria

Timothy Lu named to the TR35 list
Gerald Fink awarded 2010 Gruber Genetics Prize
MIT Spectrum - See The Summer 2010 Issue

Jeroen Saeij named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
MIT awarded 3 HHMI grants to promote excellence in science education
Bacterial growths may offer clues about Earth’s distant past
Chisholm receives Agassiz Medal from National Academy of Sciences
Stubbe wins prestigious Welch Award
Two from MIT elected to National Academy of Sciences
Bacteria divide like clockwork
CEE’s Janelle Thompson chosen for Doherty Professorship
Researcher's and artist's dynamic seascape art selected for cover of 'Science' magazine

Biochemist Jo Anne Stubbe wins National Medal of Science

NIH picks Samson, Griffith and Bhatia for innovation grants
In Profile: Scott Manalis
Small RNAs yield great amounts of data from ocean microbe samples
The games microbes play

New virus-built battery could power cars, electronic devices

3 MIT affiliates named HHMI Early Career Scientists

Chemistry professors win ACS awards
Enlisting microbes to solve global problems
Awards and Honors: Feb. 25, 2009

MIT adds new graduate program in microbiology


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