Category Archives: Expeditions, Conferences and Outreach (2)

The Dinsdale lab collects samples all over the world. Sampling expeditions include forays into nearby San Diego marine environments such as Catalina Island, Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. We have also collected samples in Chile and Brazil.
In addition to sampling expeditions, we travel near and far to present our work at conferences and at public outreach venues. We have presented at both national and international meetings including those of the San Diego Microbiology Group (SDMG), the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the International Symposium for Microbial Ecology (ISME) and others.

California Kelp Forest Sampling

The Dinsdale lab has been collecting metagenomes from the San Diego Bay, Kelp Forest every month and analysing the microbes asssicated with the kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Through observing this activity across a long time series will provide us valuable insights into microbial functioning on kelp forest through time and across a suite of environmental parameters. The lab has been collecting samples from both San Diego Bay and Catalina Island frequently and analysing both the bacterial and viral particles from the metagneomes. Continue reading California Kelp Forest Sampling

2015 American Elasmobranch Society meeting in Reno,Nevada

The American Elasmobranch Society (AES) is a group dedicated to research focused on advancing the understanding for shark biology. This meeting is often held in conjunction with the annual Joint Meeting of Ichthyology and Herpetology. This past year (2015) I present my work entitled ‘Revealing a physiological role of shark skin through microbial community analysis’ at the Reno, Nevada meeting.

Michael Doane presented his research “Revealing a physiological role of shark skin through microbial community analysis” at the American Elasmobranch Society, Reno, NV 2015.


2014 Feb Whale shark sampling in La Paz, Mexico –

Mike from Dinsdale lab went to La Paz, Mexico for Whale shark sampling with Dr. Deni Ramirez, founder of the organization Tiburon Ballena Mexico (Whale shark Mexico). See address below for more information about Dr. Ramirez’s work with Whale sharks in La Paz. Continue reading 2014 Feb Whale shark sampling in La Paz, Mexico –

2014 Research Expedition to Indonesia

Matthew, Megan, Kevin, Michael and Dr. Dinsdale, along with members of Dr. Rob Edwards lab, Genivaldo Gueiros and Daniel Cuevas went to Indonesia in April 2014. The aim of the visit was to discuss possible collaborations with Diponegoro University in Semarang (on island of Java) and Hasanuddin University in Makasar (island of Sulawesi). While there, the group had the opportunity to learn about local customs, talk to Indonesian students, present research work and to also see the amazing coral reef systems of this area. Below you can see a few of the great pictures from the time spent in Indonesia.

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