Banfield Laboratory

University of California, Berkeley

Banfield Lab News

June 2017

 

Karthik Anantharaman has accepted an offer from the Department of Bacteriology at University of Wisconsin-Madison!

 

April 2017


Olm et al. made it to the cover of Genome Research! See the cover photo here, and read the article here

 

March 2017

 

Jill was interviewed by Cláudio Nunes-Alves in the q&a section of Nature Microbiology published March 28! Check it out here

 

January 2017

 

David Burstein has been offered a faculty position! Details TBA.

 

November 2016

 

Jill agreed to lead the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) microbiology initiative!

Read about it here

 

November 2016

 

The Hug et al. paper 'A new view of the tree of life' is featured in Discover Magazine's November issue as one of the top breakthroughs of 2016! It also made the list of the top 100 papers in terms of Altmetric score of 2016 at #79.

See the feature here

See the Altmetric score here

 

October 2016

Thousands of microbial genomes shed light on interconnected biogeochemical processes in an aquifer system

Read about it here

 

September 2016

 

Dr. Alex Probst featured in an interview about Space X's humans-to-Mars plans. Showing the breadth of his knowledge with a couple memorable quotes.

Article here

 

April 2016

 

An article in the New York Times highlights Hug et al. paper 'A new view of the tree of life'!

Read about it here

 

August 2015

 

At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life.

Here

 

June 2015

 

Newfound groups of bacteria are mixing up the tree of life.

Here

 

May 2015

 

Jill is featured in a profile by The Joint Genome Institute.

Here

 

April 2015

 

Longer DNA Fragments Reveal Rare Species Diversity - Banfield Lab research is highlighted in a Joint Genome Institute.

News Release

 

March 2015

 

Congratulations to incoming graduate student Alex Thomas, and rotation students Bailey Bonet and Alex Hernsdorf on receiving 2105 NSF Fellowships!

2015 Awardees List

 

February 2015

 

Laura Hug, current postdoc, receives a position as Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo

 

February 2015

 

Banfield graduate student Karen Andrade's work with the Berkeley Science Shop is highlighted by the Blum Center.

Article Here

 

January 2015

 

Alexander Probst, postdoc in the Banfield Lab, receives the Award for Oustanding Scientific Achievements during PhD Thesis from University of Regensburg, Germany for his recent PhD dissertation.

 

January 2015

 

Karthik Anantharaman, postdoc in the Banfield Lab, receives the John Dorr Graduate Academic Achievement Award at University of Michigan for his recent PhD dissertation.

 

September 2014

 

The Banfield Lab receives another CSP award from the Joint Genome Institute, to characterize tree-root microbial interactions.

News Release Here

 

January 2014

 

Microbenet blog post from Banfield Lab grad student Bubba Brooks, on gut colonization of premature infants.

Link Here

 

January 2014

 

The newly-established Critical Zone Observatory in northern California's Eel River watershed includes researchers from the Banfield Lab.

Press Release here

 

November 2013

 

"Genomes from Metagenomics", a perspective in Science from Banfield Lab members

Full article here

 

August 30, 2013

 

Banfield Lab work in subsurface metagenomics is highlighted by JGI.

 

September 27, 2012

 

Deep sequencing of uncultivated groundwater microbes elucidates community function in a bioremediation site.

Read the press release here

 

May 2, 2011

 

Professor Banfield's work is described as she is awarded the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science for discovering the underlying principles of mineral formation and alteration by microbes.

 

March 18, 2011

 

Professor Banfield talks about her research at the awarding of the Women in Science Award.

Watch the video here

 

November 9, 2010

 

Professor Jill Banfield recently received two prestigious awards for her groundbreaking work on how microbes alter rocks and interact with the natural world.

 

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