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CBE News for 2012
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December 14, 2012

“Comparison of CO2 and bicarbonate as inorganic carbon sources for triacylglycerol and starch accumulation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” 

December 10, 2012

“From Seeing to Solving…”

Imaging sparks the imagination. In this year's annual report, we celebrate biofilm imaging by sharing some of the striking images and movies we are collecting on our two newly installed confocal scanning laser microscopes (CSLM).

November 28, 2012

CBE assistant research professor Darla Goeres, chemical and biological engineering, is leading an inter-laboratory study (ILS) for ASTM Test Method E2871-12 “Standard test method for evaluating disinfectant efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm grown in CDC biofilm reactor using single tube method.”

November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

Recap of recent invited talks and poster presentations by CBE faculty, scientists, and students.

“Nuclear magnetic resonance measurement of hydrodynamic dispersion in porous media: Preasymptotic dynamics, structure and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics”
Codd SL, Seymour JD
European Physical Journal Applied Physics 2012; 60(2): 24204-24212
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“Actin recruitment to the Chlamydia inclusion is spatiotemporally regulated by a mechanism that requires host and bacterial factors”
Chin E, Kirker K, Zuck M, James G, Hybiske K

November 15, 2012

A CBE confocal microscope image is featured on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. This is the second CBE image on the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering in the past year.

November 2, 2012

The CBE is pleased to welcome Sani-Marc, Inc. to its Industrial Associates program.

October 15, 2012

Phil Stewart, CBE director, will be presenting “The biofilm paradigm of chronic infection,” at the Parenteral Drug Association's 7th Annual Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology.

CBE PhD students spend summer conducting research beyond MSU

CBE PhD student, Heidi Smith, land resources and environmental sciences, spent the summer as one of only twenty students in the 2012 Microbial Diversity summer course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

October 11, 2012

CBE undergraduate student, Amber Schmit, chemical and biological engineering, was recently selected as a 2012 Honorable Mention recipient of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Research Fellowship.

October 10, 2012

CBE faculty member Anne Camper, associate dean of the College of Engineering, and Andreas Nocker, former CBE postdoctoral associate, were issued a US patent for “Use of phenanthridium derivatives for distinguishing between live and dead cells,” on June 12, 2012.

October 10, 2012

Highlights from CBE outreach in August and September.

October 9, 2012

CBE faculty, staff, and students present biofilm research worldwide.

October 8, 2012

The CBE recently welcomed BP to its Industrial Associates program.

First published: September 25, 2012

The CBE is pleased to continue its program to encourage the participation of outstanding non-MSU biofilm investigators at its semi-annual Montana Biofilm Science and Technology Meetings.

Targeting postdoctoral researchers and newly hired faculty, up to two investigators will be invited to present research at the upcoming February 2013 meeting, provided a $750 travel reimbursement, and complimentary attendance to the meeting.

October 5, 2012

Read the latest publications from CBE faculty, researchers, and students.

October 1, 2012

This is an image of a sand grain taken from a reactor operated by Josh Stringam, a CBE undergraduate student.

September 26, 2012

The CBE is pleased to announce that one of its faculty members has joined MSU's College of Engineering (COE) leadership team.

September 25, 2012

The CBE Seminar Series was organized to invite biofilm experts from both academia and industry to present their research and share their expertise. Each semester CBE graduate students and staff host the colleagues and visitors (on and off-campus) who present at this seminar series.

To view the schedule of speakers and presentations for the fall 2012 seminar series, click here