Author Archives: Jonathan Eisen

About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

Call for Proposals for using the Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia Farm

Got this in an email from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: In June of 2014 the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced the establishment of an Advanced Imaging Center at Janelia Farm that … Continue reading

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Microbial genomics job opening at Bayer CropScience

Bioinformatics position.pdf

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Bayer Crop Science is looking for a Microbiologist …


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Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is looking for some microbial computational / genomics folks

Check out these job ads. PNNL is looking for a few good microbial people. Postdoc Flyer.pdf PNNL Assoc Director Microbiology.pdf

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“An Evening with the World’s Leading Marine Microbiologists” in San Jose

Just got this and am sharing: Dear Dr. Eisen, The Tech museum in San Jose wanted to invite you to a very special event of ours that might be of your interest. On July 30th, 16 exceptional marine microbiologists from … Continue reading

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National Research Council Fellowship opportunities to work at Federal Labs

Forwarding this announcement which might be of interest: We are asking your assistance in forwarding this message to inform students and faculty in your department of these outstanding fellowship opportunities. More detailed information and an online application can be found … Continue reading

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Readers’ wildlife photos

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
by Matthew Cobb Jonathan Eisen (aka @phylogenomics) tw**ted this lovely photo of a hawk moth feeding in his yard yesterday He followed it up with this: Jonathan tentatively ID’d the beast as Agrius cingulatus,…

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Launching a new venture with a debate on peer review

Originally posted on sharmanedit:
The big day has arrived: this evening about 60 people will gather in Kings Cross, London, to launch my new company, Cofactor. Hopefully lots more will follow along online using the hashtag #PeerRevFactors, because this will…

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New paper from Holly Ganz: Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and Plants May Promote Anthrax Transmission

Holly Ganz is first author on a new paper from her work she did before joining the lab: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and Plants May Promote Anthrax Transmission.

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Congrats to PhD Student Cassie Ettinger

Cassie Ettinger, a PhD student in my lab in the IGGGG (Integrated Genetics and Genomics Greduate Group) presented a poster on our seagrass microbiome work at the IGGGGGGGGG annual meeting on Monday. And she won the “People’s Choice” award for … Continue reading

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