General News Feed General News Feed for Mills Laboratory en GeneFigure - A tool developed by Samir Akre to create more intuitive figures <p>Samir, Akre, a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate in the Mills lab, developed GeneFigure to ease the process of making high-quality figures for genome-related papers.</p> <p>Genbank files can be directly uploaded to the site to generate a figure immediately in vector form so it does not lose quality as it's stretched. Many parameters from the name of the gene and specific shade of its color of its block can be changed to get consistent desired results. The idea is to speed up what used to be a painfully slow manual process.</p> June 15, 2017 Ahmad Hakim Dr. Mills Elected Fellow in American Academy of Microbiology <p>Congrats to Dr. Mills for being elected a Fellow in the <a href="">American Academy of Microbiology</a>.  The Academy recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences, and election to this group is a mark of distinction. Academy Fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology.</p> February 25, 2015 David Mills Steve Frese honored by European Probiotics Association <p>Dr. Steve Frese was recently honored by the European Probiotics Association with the <a href="">Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize</a> for his PhD work with <a href="">Jens Walters</a> (then) at the University of Nebraska.  Congrats to Steve!!</p> September 07, 2014 David Mills Dr. Mills NIH talk online <p>Dr. Mills recent talk at the July NIH meeting entitled "Human Microbiome Science: Vision for the Future" is available for viewing <a href="">here</a>.</p> August 22, 2013 David Mills Join the American Gut project!! <p>Dr. Mills has joined a host of collaborators on the <a href="">American Gut Project</a>.  This open source project, initiated by <a href="">Rob Knight</a> and <a href="">Jeff Leach</a> seeks to characterize the microbial diversity in the American public.  A very cool way to find out the identify of your own bacteria symbionts!</p> November 21, 2012 David Mills Dr. Mills in Ion Torrent video on wine microbial ecology <p>Dr. Mills and <a href="">Greg Allen</a> (Winemaker Dolce Winery) were interviewed on the Ion Torrent Bus discussing how Next Generation Sequencing tools can be used to profile the microbial ecology of wine fermentations.</p> March 09, 2012 David Mills Dr. Mills appointed to Shields Endowed Chair Mills appointed Shields Chair January 25, 2012 David Mills Lactobacillus buchneri genome paper - Journal Bacteriology cover pic <p>The recent publication of the genome sequence in Journal of Bacteriology has garnered the cover image for the journal.  The picture is of a biorefinery in Illinois from where the strain was isolated. This work is a collaboration between researchers at USDA ARS in Peoria IL and Dr. Mills.</p> July 13, 2011 David Mills PNAS review garners cover pic PNAS issue containing a milk glycomic review includes cover pic of B. infantis July 08, 2011 David Mills UCD research discussed in Nature article on breast milk <p>Carlito Lebrilla and aspects of the UCD Milk Bioactives research program are quoted recently in an article by Anna Petherick in <a href="">Nature</a>.</p> January 04, 2011 Ahmad Hakim