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

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 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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