CHEMM: Chemistry of Homes – Environmental Microbes and Moisture
Microorganisms abound in homes. Whether those fungi and bacteria in the dust and on different surfaces in typical houses are alive and active is not well known, however. That is where studying the chemicals that microorganisms emit when they grow can help. When they are growing, microorganisms are very creative chemists, creating a diverse array of emitted chemicals from the smorgasbord of products they encounter indoors.
Principle Investigator: Rachel Adams
Year Awarded: 2018
Institutions: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Ohio State University, and University of California at Berkeley