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Report details efforts to improve, advance indoor microbial sampling
Date:5/30/2012

pling workshop were charged with optimizing this modern genomic approach to microbial analysis by:

  • Detailing the current sample collection and processing procedures available to characterize the indoor microbiome;

  • Determining the future requirements for monitoring and characterizing microbe communities;

  • Defining the challenges and limitations with current methods;

  • Prioritizing issues that should be addressed to meet future requirements; and

  • Mapping the pathways and approaches that should be taken to develop and improve techniques to meet those needs.

The workshop summary report documents the results of these discussions, highlighting the current state of science, challenges and future priorities for surface and aerosol microbial analysis; exploring cross-cutting issues such as surface/aerosol microbiome relationships, education, training and public awareness; and providing a comprehensive overview of existing resources, including those for building and architectural considerations, sampling strategies, and worker safety and health guidelines.


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Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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