Today at 4:10pm Andrew Sierfert Intraspecific trait variation, soil microbial communities, and plant community assembly

Tuesday, November 17, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences *****

November 17, 2015: Andrew Siefert
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis
Title: “Intraspecific trait variation, soil microbial communities, and plant community assembly”
Host: Sharon Strauss

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UCSC Genome Browser Workshop: Next Month at #UCDavis!

There are just a few seats left. Don’t miss out!

UCSC Genome Browser Workshop, December 7-8, 2015

This workshop is co-hosted by the UC Davis Bioinformatics Training Program and the Data Intensive Biology Training Program.

Instructors: Dr. Robert Kuhn and Angie Hinrichs, UCSC

General Information … The UCSC Genome Browser ( is a powerful tool for interacting with genome assemblies of many organisms. This workshop will introduce you to the wealth of data contained in the browser and related databases, and will allow you to integrate and compare results of your genomic and transcriptomic experiments.

Who should attend? … Prior workshop participants have included faculty, post docs, grad students, staff, and industry researchers. There are no prerequisites.

Where is the workshop? … It will be held in Gladys Valley Hall on the UC Davis campus and will run from 9am to 5pm on Monday Dec. 7 and Tuesday Dec. 8.

What do I need to bring? … A laptop! The UCSC Browser works best on recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer (in that order).

How much does it cost? … The registration fee is $75 and includes all workshop materials, coffee, lunch, beverages and snacks, but does not include dinner, lodging or parking fees.

How do I apply? … Registration is “first-come, first-served”. There is no application process. More information and the direct link to the registration site can be found at:

Questions? … email us at bioinformatics.core

We hope to see you in December!

The UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Team

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Jeff Tabor at #UCDavis 11/17 Engineering bacterial two component systems as sensors

Tabor Flier.pdf

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NSF Funding: BIGDATA: Critical Techniques, Technologies, & Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences & Engineering

Via an NSF listserv:

Dear Colleagues,

An NSF funding opportunity update is now available:

Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for Advancing
Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 9, 2016

Please see

for details and links to additional information.

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Susan Holmes at #UCDavis Thu 4 PM MSB 1147

Who: Susan Holmes (Stanford Univ.)
When: Thursday, Nov 12, 4:10pm,
Where: MSB 1147, UC Davis
What: Analyzing data from perturbation experiments: the case of the human microbiome.

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At #UCDavis 11/13: Matthew Barber on “Blood and Iron – Evolutionary Conflicts t Host-Microbe Interfaces”

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YARILKB: Assemblathon to Zykovich: an A-Z that reflects a decade at the UC Davis Genome Center

Posting this email I just got – everyone around #UCDavis should go. YARILKB.


After (almost) 11 years working in the Genome Center I am finally moving on and heading back to the UK. Join me for a highly informal ‘Exit seminar’ on my last day (November 20th) where I will reminisce about lessons learned from a decade at the Genome Center (including the challenges of organising foosball tournaments).

There will be cakes!

+ Friday 20th November, 10:00 am. GBSF room 4202.



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Today at #CUDavis: MEGAN DENNIS: The Role of Human Structural Variation in Evolution and Disease


Integrated Genetics & Genomics Graduate Group

Seminars in Genomics & Epigenetics

“The Role of Human Structural Variation in Evolution and Disease”

Megan Dennis

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

UC Davis

Monday, November 2, 2015

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

1022 Life Sciences

Host: Alex Nord (asnord)

(If you would like to meet with the speaker, please contact their host)


Dennis_ Announcement.pdf

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At #UCDavis today: “Protein interaction networks and complexes in bacteria”

Medical Microbiology and ImmunologyFaculty Recruitment Seminar

Peter Uetz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Center for the Study of Biological Complexity

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia

Protein interaction networks and complexes in bacteria”

Friday, October 30, 2015

MedSci Building 180C (across from Tupper Hall)

12:10 – 1:00 pm

Please contact Karryn Doyle for additional information at kddoyle: 530.752.9401

PUetz Seminar Announcement.pdf

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Today at #UCDavis: Megan Frederickson on “Mutualism ecology and evolution: moving beyond cheating”

Just got this announcement:

This Thursday’s EVE seminar speaker will be Megan Frederickson from the University of Toronto. Megan studies the evolution of cooperation and cheating in mutualisms, and the consequences of diversity for cooperation. To tackle these topics, Megan uses interactions between insects, ants, and microbes. See her website for more info.

Megan’s talk is titled "Mutualism ecology and evolution: moving beyond cheating," and will be at 4:10 in Everson 176.

If you would like to meet with Megan, please email me (amobrien) to coordinate a time.

There will also be a graduate student lunch at 12:10 in 1017 Wickson Hall, please RSVP (amobrien) if you plan to attend.

Also, as a "trailer" for the talk, check out Megan’s work on Devil’s Gardens featured in BBC’a Life in the Undergrowth, narrated by David Attenborough (first segment of: Intimate Relations).

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