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

postdoc at UMN studying the phytobiome

We are currently hiring a postdoc to study the determinants and consequences of the plant microbiome (bacterial, fungal, and viral), including work spanning the globally-distributed Nutrient Network experiment ( We’re looking for applicants with experience and ability in lab techniques … Continue reading

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Faculty Positions at University of Arizona- GI Microbiology and Virology

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and BIO5 Institute are supporting two tenure-eligible faculty hires to be based at the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS). Successful applicants will also become a "BIO5 … Continue reading

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EMBO Symposium “A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes” January 26-29, 2016

Just got this email announcement for this meeting from my Program Officer at the Moore Foundation. And I note – I checked out the invited speaker list and it looks very good and relatively well balanced in terms of gender … Continue reading

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LiveStreaming 7/27-28 – Workshop: Computational Advances in Microbiome Research

**Please forward to interested colleagues. Flyer attached.** The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) invites you to join the live stream of our Investigative Workshop, "Computational Advances in Microbiome Research," to be held July 27-28, 2015, at NIMBioS. … Continue reading

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Postdoc positions in O’Dwyer lab on theoretical ecology

Postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical ecology are available to work with PI James O’Dwyer on projects centering around the theme of "Macroecology for Microbes". Our primary goal is to develop new ecological theory to understand what drives universal behavior in large-scale, … Continue reading

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#DavisCA Science Cafe – 6/10 – Bats and Walnuts

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Grad Scholar position at Bayer Biologics

The primary responsibilities of this role, as a Grad Scholar, are to: • Participating in a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to offer bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and metagenomics for controlling pests and diseases in plant and promoting plant health using microbes; … Continue reading

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Brooke Borel at #UCDavis 6/4 Discussing her New Bed Bug Book “Infested”

Brooke Borel “Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World” Thursday June 4, 2015 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM UC Davis Memorial Union – MU II Host: Jonathan Eisen Brooke Borel is a science writer who … Continue reading

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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 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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