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Resources for microbiologists and building scientists

HB2015 Europe Sloan Symposium Videos
Support provided by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Indoor environment-microbiome Database
MS Access file with curated papers that have data on indoor environmental characteristics that influence the indoor microbiome.
Indoor Environment and indoor microbiome spreadsheet
MS Excel file with curated peer-reviewed publications. The spreadsheet contains all the abstracts and bibliographic information, but does not enable multi-factorial searches (as is possible in the database file).
"How to..." file for Database
Screen shots and step by step process for creating your own queries in our database. You can also simply open the queries we have done and that are included in the MS Access file.
Database literature curation process
This short paper describes the criteria used for searches to add papers to our database
Building ecology - a short course
"building-ecology-a-short-course" introduces the reader to the concept of building ecology, a way of looking at buildings as dynamic systems of interconnected parts.
Indoor microbiome and indoor environment Bibliography with Abstracts
This file has the complete bibliographic information and abstracts for all the papers in the database and spreadsheet. If you don't have the Microsoft software or simply want the safety of a pdf, you can search for authors by name, and for words in article titles and abstracts.
Where do biological particles found indoors come from?
Link to Seema Bhangar's post on "where do biological particles found indoors come from?"
A primer on detecting indoor bioaerosols
Rachel Adams fills us in on one of the best books on indoor microbiology and environment
Indoor particle size distributions: implications for microbiology
Brent Stephens' excellent post on particle size distributions in the indoor environment
Sloan Foundation’s Indoor Environment Symposium at Indoor Air 2014
Seema Bhangar explains what is known about the origin of biological particles found indoors
Useful Publications on Mold and Moisture
A list of many of the most useful publications on mold and moisture with links to downloadable documents.
Overuse of antimicrobials in flooring products
Public Restroom Hygiene to avoid germs
Bradley company survey results and advice on how to avoid germs in public restrooms.
Indoor Environment and indoor microbiome database -- available for free download.
Contains 398 articles (as of 19 June 2014)carefully selected that contain information on the indoor microbiome and the indoor environmental conditions reported by the authors. Full abstracts are included. The database is in MS Access format and simple or complex queries can be made using the database in Access. We are continually looking for new articles and adding them, so check back often for a new version. We will send out an eUpdate each time we post a new version, usually after the addition of 10 (or more) new articles. We are looking for ways to make it more widely available. It was supported until June 30, 2013, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's grant to UC Davis' microBEnet project. Warning - 17.6 MB file. We also have prepared a How-to file for those not familiar with constructing searches in databases. It is also downloadable. You can downloaded the "how to.." file from the article entitled "How to use the Indoor Environment-Indoor microbiome database." Finally, there is a downloadable article on the curation process that will help users undertand our process and criteria for adding articles to the database. If you have any suggestions, please forward them to us.
How to use the Indoor Environment-Indoor microbiome database.
Downloadable file with help for those unfamiliar with constructing queries in the MS Access program. this is for use with the Indoor Environment-Indoor Microbiome database, curated with funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's grant to UC Davis' project, Jonathan Eisen PI. Check out the web site at

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