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

Curator, Professor, and Director of Comparative Biology Initiative Position at the American Museum of Natural History

Interesting … Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce a search for a new senior scientific and leadership position (Curator, Professor, and Director of Comparative Biology Initiative) at the American Museum of Natural History. Please pass the attached posting along … Continue reading

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UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium May 14

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM May 14th 2015 Memorial Union, UC Davis We invite all UC Davis postdoctoral researchers to register for a 10-min talk or a poster. Awards will be given to the best talks and posters. Deadline for abstract submission: … Continue reading

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Teaching with Wikipedia 3/13 at #UCDavis

Teaching with Wikipedia Friday March 13, 2-3pm 165 Shields Library (Shields Library Instruction Lab, http://lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/maps.php?map=lil) Description: Students use Wikipedia — but have you ever thought of asking them to contribute content to Wikipedia? In this short workshop, LiAnna Davis and Jami Mathewson from the Wiki Education Foundation … Continue reading

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Seminar at #UCDavis 3/11 4PM: Biogeography and ecological role of thermophillic archaeal nitrifiers

MIC 291: Selected Topics in Microbiology Work-in-Progress Seminars Dr. Jose de la Torre (San Francisco State University) "Biogeography and ecological role of thermophillic archaeal nitrifiers" Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:10 pm 1022 Life Sciences de la Torre 3-11-15.doc

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New NSF funding opportunity: Cracking the Olfactory Code – An Ideas Lab Activity

Not that I do anything related to olfaction … but this NSF Ideas Lab system at least seems interesting … though not sure how well it actually works. See email I just received from NSF below: Dear Colleagues, A new … Continue reading

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Harold Varmus stepping down from the National Cncer Institute

Begin forwarded message: From: "Exec Sec1 (NIH/OD)" <EXECSEC1> To: List NIH-ALL-STAFF <NIH-ALL-STAFF> Subject: Important Announcement from the Director, NIH – Dr. Varmus to Step Down as NCI Director Date: March 4, 2015 at 4:41:23 PM EST Dear Staff, After nearly … Continue reading

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Talk at #UCDavis: Big Names: Attribution, Tribute and Technology in Brazilian Funk

Big Names: Attribution, Tribute and Technology in Brazilian Funk When: Wednesday, March 11 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM Where: Room SS&H 1246 (STS /CSIS Room) Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Funk carioca, funk from Rio de … Continue reading

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CPB Seminar today “Comparing taxonomic and genetic diversity in metagenomic samples”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – 4:10pm – 1022 Life Sciences ***** Sarah Hird Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis Title: “Comparing taxonomic and genetic diversity in metagenomic samples”

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Seminar at #UCDavis: Predicting Carriers of Ongoing Selective Sweeps without knowledge of the favored allele

Colloquium Speaker: Dr. Vineet Bafna Title: Predicting Carriers of Ongoing Selective Sweeps without knowledge of the favored allele Host: Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos When: Thursday, February 26th at 3:10pm Where: 1127 Kemper Hall Dr. Bafna is a Professor at the Department … Continue reading

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#UCDavis student diagnosed with meningococcal disease

Aggie Alert: UC Davis student diagnosed with meningococcal disease Feb. 23, 2015 A student who attends the University of California, Davis, has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that can cause bloodstream infections and meningitis, the university and … Continue reading

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