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

6/10 at #UCDavis: Workshop on “The Social Life of Medical Data”

The Social Life of Medical Data A one-day workshop on sharing, pooling and appropriating medical information http://icis.ucdavis.edu/?tribe_events=workshop-the-social-life-of-medical-data Wednesday, June 10, 10 am to 5 pm UC Davis campus (location TBA) Once digitized, medical information – such as data, images, standards, … Continue reading

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Post-doctoral position in Human Microbiome Research and Women’s Health

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION BIOINFORMATICS & HUMAN MICROBIOME RESEARCH The Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine encompasses an inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental team of collaborative investigators with a broad research program related to the genomics of infectious diseases, … Continue reading

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CPB Seminar at #UCDavis today: Environmental gradients and interactions with soil biota shape adaptation in teosinte

CPB Spring Quarter Seminar Reminder – Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 4:10pm – 1022 Life Sciences May 19: Anna O’Brien Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis Title: “Environmental gradients and interactions with soil biota shape adaptation in teosinte”

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At #UCDavis today Sam Diaz-Munoz, 11:15 am

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Recruitment Seminar Samuel Diaz-Munoz, Ph.D. (NYU) "The Evolution of Viral Social Interactions" Monday, May 18, 2015 11:15 am* 197 Briggs* *note time and location Diaz-Munoz Seminar 5-18-15.doc

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Talk at #UCDavis today: Michael Fischbach on Small molecules from the human microbiota – GBSF noon

Seminar today “Insights from a global view of secondary metabolism: Small molecules from the human microbiota” Michael Fischbach, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco Friday, May 15, 2015 12:10 – 1:00 PM … Continue reading

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Michael Fischbach at #UCDavis 5/15 noon: Insights from a global view of secondary metabolism: Small molecules from the human microbiota

FridayGBSF 1005 Noon Dr. Michael Fischbah of UCSF "Insights from a global view of secondary metabolism: Small molecules from the human microbiota”

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5/18 at #UCDavis Hunter Fraser on “Exploring the impact of noncoding genetic variation in humans”

“Exploring the impact of noncoding genetic variation in humans” Hundreds of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have found that the vast majority of human genetic variation impacting complex traits occurs outside of protein-coding regions, yet our understanding of these noncoding variants … Continue reading

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5/13 at #UCDavis: Alex Csiszar on “The Scientific Journal: A Political History” #ICIS

Please join us for Alex Csiszar (Harvard University) speaking on "The Scientific Journal: A Political History" Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 2nd Floor Instruction Room, Shields Library Lunch will be served – Please RSVP at this … Continue reading

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FuturePhy, Call for Participation

Just got this via the email tubes: FuturePhy is an NSF-sponsored, three-year program of conferences, workshops and hackathons on the Tree of Life. The project aims to promote novel, integrative data analyses and visualization, interdisciplinary syntheses of phylogenetic sciences, and … Continue reading

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At #UCDavis 5/8 – Special seminar on bees and parasites

Special Seminar: Entomology, Bee biology "Pesticides, parasites and pollinators: the impacts of environmental stressors on bees" Prof Nigel Raine Univ of Guelph Date: Friday May 8 Time: 1 PM RM: 366 Briggs Hall

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