Talks and Presentations

Slowly making a list of all my talks and presentations and posting slides / audio / video of them if available.


2015

  • April 3. Talk for meeting of UC Davis Medical Microbiology department with School of Medicine Deans.
  • March 8, 2015. Evolution of DNA Sequencing. Talk for Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics and Bodega Bay Marine Lab.
  • March 6, 2015. Talk at Future of Genomic Medicine Meeting in San Diego. Challenges and Opportunities in Microbiome Studies and the Rise of Citizen Microbiology
  • February 7, 2015. Talk at UCSB EEMB Graduate Student Symposium. Phylogeny-driven approaches to studies of microbial and microbiome diversity.

2014

  • November 17, 2014. Don’t Neglect Their Microbiomes. UC Davis Meeting on “Non humans”.
  • October 12, 2014. Opening Up to Diversity. UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance Meeting.
  • September 24, 2014. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. International Culture Collection Meeting.
  • September 14, 2014. Something about the Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes Meeting. Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes.
  • July 8, 2014. All microbes all the time. Talk for the Defense Science Research Council.
  • June 18, 2014. The Quest for a Field Guide to the Microbes. Talk at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
  • May 6, 2014. microBEnet: microbiology of the Built Environment network. At IBM Sequencing the City meeting.
  • April 17, 2014. The Bleeting Edge: Blog & Tweet or Perish. Publication Mismatches Workshop at UC Davis.
  • March 27. microBEnet: the microbiology of the Built Environment network. Talk for AAAS Microbiology of the Built Environment meeting.
  • January 28. “The quest for a field guide to the microbes.” Invited talk for the “Science in the River City” teacher’s education series.
  • January 27.  “Phylogeny driven approaches to genomics and metagenomics“.  Invited seminar for UC Davis Plant Pathology Seminar Series.

2013

  • November 8. Phylogeny-driven approaches to genomics and metagenomics. Talk at IHU Méditerranée Infection, Marseilles, France.
  • October 3. Facilitating the Spread of Scientific Knowledge via Open Science, Invited talk for Infectious Disease Week Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
  • August 7. Bayesian Taxonomic Assignment for the Next-Generation Metagenomics, Department of Homeland Security Workshop on Microbial Forensics.
  • July 29. Phylogenetic and Phylogenomic Approaches to Studying the Dark Matter of Biology, Talk for UC Berkeley Evolution Institute.
  • May 31. All microbes, all the time.  Keynote talk for UC Davis Teen Biotech. Challenge Awards Ceremony.
  • May 24. microBEnet – the microbiology of the Built Environment network. Talk for Annual Meeting of the Sloan Foundation Program in Microbiology of the Built Environment.
  • May 14. Microbiota & Microbiomes.
  • May 6. Phylogeny-Driven Approaches to Genomics and Metagenomics. Guest seminar at Fresno State University.
  • April 29. The Need for a Phylogeny Driven Genomic Encyclopedia of Eukaryotes. At SMBE-Eukaryotic Omics Satellite meeting at UC Davis.
  • March 20. Phylogeny-Driven Approaches to Genomics and Metagenomics.  Talk for UC Davis Genome Center Faculty Meeting.
  • March 15. Microbiomes and DNA based Studies of Microbial Diversity. Talk at Singularity University.
  • March 8. The Human Microbiome 101.  Talk for Future of Genomic Medicine 13.
  • March 4. Sequencing: The Now Generation. Talk for Bodega Applied Phylogenetics Course.
  • February 2.  Science Online 2013.  Session on “Wearing multiple hats” presentation with Ed Yong.
  • January 28. DNA based Studies of Microbial Diversity. Guest Lecture for MCB182 “Principles of Genomics” at UC Davis.
  • January 9. Open Access Explored discussion with Jorge Cham of PHD Comics.

2012



2011


  • November 15.  Phylogeny driven studies for metagenomics. iPAM meeting.
  • October 25. The dark matter of biology. At the 2011 Compass Summit, Los Angeles, CA.
  • September 24. The Dark Matter of Biology. Pence Art Gallery, Davis, CA for “An Evening with the Genome Center.”
  • September 12. DNA and the Hidden World of Microbes. CLIMB Symposium, UC Davis, Davis, CA.
  • July 9. Phylogenomics and the Diversification of Microbes. At “Microbial Diversity Course Symposium on Microbial Genomics”, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.
  • June 29. The dark matter of the biological universe. Invited Talk at the National Institutes of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threats, Washington DC.
  • June 21. Social media and personal genomics – web conference. Next generation sequencing conference.
  • June 15. Open access and open science. Talk plus Roundtable Discussion on Education and Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Biology 5.0 Conference, Stanford, CA.
  • June 9. Molecular studies of microbial ecology. Keynote talk at Indoor Air 2011 Conference workshop on “Microbiology of the Built Environment”, Austin, TX.
  • May 20. Bioinformatics for Microbial Forensics. Presented to the White House Working Group on Microbial Forensics, White House Conference Center, Washington DC.
  • May 9. The Deal with Carbon: How Earth’s Mighty Microbes Respond. Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
  • April 21. Phylogenomics. C-DEBI Workshop of Evolution and the Deep Subsurface.
  • April 13. Ben Franklin, Bioinformatics, Boston, Birthdays, and me.   BioIT World, Boston, MA.
  • March 28. Phylogenetic Approaches to Metagenomic Analysis. Talk at Keystone Symposium on ‘Microbial Communities as Drivers of Ecosystem Complexity’.
  • March 10. Searching for the fourth domain. Scientific seminar series at the DOE Joint Genome Institute.
  • March 7. Phylogenomics.  Talk for UC Davis Applied Phylogenetics Course at Bodega Marine Lab.
  • March 2. Data management workshop.
  • February 28. Phylogenomics and the Diversification of Microbes. Invited seminar speaker, Computational Biology Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • February 17. Phylogenomics and the Diversification of Microbes. Invited seminar for Graduate Program in Bioinformatics (Student selected speaker), UCSF Mission Bay.
  • February 11. Phylogenomics and the Diversification of Microbes.  Talk at UC Davis.
  • February 3. Phylogenomics and the Diversification of Microbes, Guest seminar for Integrative Biology program, UC Berkeley.
  • January 27. Phylogenomics. Guest seminar for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series, Genentech, SF.
  • January 19. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Guest seminar for Biology Department, UCSD, San Diego, CA.
  • January 18. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Invited seminar, J. Craig Venter Institute.

2010


  • December 16. Phylogenomics and the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.
  • December 16. DNA sequencing and the modern revolution in studies of microbial diversity, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.
  • October 21.  What is Open Access Publishing.  Talk at UC Davis for Open Access Week.
  • September 17. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes Meeting.
  • September 1. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Human Microbiome Project Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • August 11. A personal perspective on Open Access publishing. Clinical and Translational Sciences Center.
  • July 18. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea, ICiS Workshop:Computational Methods and Terabase Metagenomics, Snowbird, UT.
  • June 28. Phylogenomics of microbes: the dark matter of biology, Keynote Talk, iEVOBIO, Portland Oregon.
  • May 25. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea.  Talk for ASM2012 meeting in Boston.
  • April 25.  A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Talk at ASBMB 2012.
  • April 17. Phylogenomics of Archaea and Bacteria, Stanford University “Evolution and Genomics” Symposium.
  • January. Open Access. Discussion at Science Online 2012

2009


  • November 4. Phylogenomics and the origin of novelty in microbes, Invited Talk, UC Irvine, Seminar Series in Evolutionary Biology, Irvine, CA.
  • October 27. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea.  JGI All Hands Meeting.
  • October 3. Microbial genomes, California Academy of Sciences Bioforum, San Francisco, CA.
  • October 2. A phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea, National Academy of Sciences “Microbes and Health” meeting, Irvine, CA.
  • August 11.  Seeking out the dark matter of the biological universe and the need for a phylogeny driven genomic encyclopedia. Keynote Talk, Computational Systems and Bioinformatics Meeting, Stanford, CA.
  • June 18. A phylogenomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea, Invited Speaker, CIFAR Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Workshop, Asilomar, CA.
  • May 21. The 1$ Bacterial Genome: Informatics, GEBA and Me, Invited talk at American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • May 19. Comparative genomics of halophilic archaea, a model for science and education. Invited talk at Roche Genome Sequencing Workshop at the American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • May 18. Panel Discussion on Open Science.  At American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • March 27. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Invited talk, JGI User Meeting, Walnut Creek, CA.
  • February 23. Evolutionary biology is a valuable and practical tool. Invited Public Lecture, Darwin Day Celebration at The Varsity Theater, Davis, CA.
  • February 5. Phylogenomics and the origin of novelty in microbes (and a bonus birthday present for Darwin. Invited Talk, UC Davis Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series.
  • February 4. Phylogenomics of host-microbe interactions. Invited talk for the UC Davis Medical School Basic Science Council Meeting.

2008


  • November 5. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. Keynote speaker, International Metagenomics Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • September 16. A Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea. Invited talk, Small Genome Meeting, Lake Arrowhead, CA.
  • August 7. Open Access Publishing, Biomedical Research Integrity program for University of Washington School of Medicine.
  • June 4. Genomic Evolvability and the Origin of Novelty. ASM Division R Lecture.
  • May 22. Phylogneomics and the origin of novelty. Invited Talk, Institute of Medicine, Forum on Microbial Threats’ Microbial Evolution workshop.
  • April 22. Phylogenomics and the origin of novelty in microbes. Invited Talk, LBL Genomic Sciences Symposium Series, Berkeley, CA.
  • February. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. International AGBT Meeting, Marco Island, FL.

2007


  • October. Genomics as a tool in studying the evolution and diversity of the small things that run the planet. Invited seminar, Bay Area Biosystematists, California Academy of Sciences.
  • October 9. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea, Plenary session presentation, Genomes, Medicine and the Environment Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • August. The Human Microbiome. SciFoo Camp, Mountain View, CA.
  • July. Bioinformatics for Metagenomics, Chair of breakout session, International Metagenomics Conference III: UCSD.
  • May ??. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea, Invited seminar, American Academy of Microbiology Workshop.
  • May 4. Phylogenomics and the diversification of microbes. Chico State University.
  • April 13. A genomic encyclopedia for bacteria and archaea. Invited seminar, California Metagenomics Meeting, Moore Foundation.
  • March 28. Phylogenomics and the origin of novelty in microbes. Invited seminar., JGI User Meeting.
  • March 27. A genomic encyclopedia for bacteria and archaea. JGI Lab Sequencing Program Meeting.
  • February 28. Phylogenomics and the diversification of microbes. Invited seminar, U. C. Berkeley Microbiology Seminar Series.
  • March 8-9. A genomic encyclopedia for bacteria and archaea. At Bergey’s Planning Meeting to discuss sequencing genomes of all described organisms. University of Georgia.
  • January XX. A genomic encyclopedia of bacteria and archaea. JGI Policy Board Meeting.
  • January 22. Phylogenomic studies of microbial symbioses. U. C. Davis, Plant Pathology Seminar Series.
  • January 17. The more the merrier: genomics of single, double and polysymbioses. Invited talk.  Host microbe interaction workshop at the Plant and Animal Genomics Meeting, San Diego, CA.

2006



2005



2004


  • 12/13-12/15 DARPA Radiation Protection Workshop: Extremophiles, genomics and DNA repair
  • September.  The Axis of Evol and the Phylogenomics of Microbes. Talk at Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes Meeting. Slideshare.
  • 4/17/04 “Phylogenomics and the Axis of Evol” Microbial Sciences Symposium, Harvard.
  • February 11, Phylogenomic Analysis of DNA Repair and Recombination Processes, Keystone Meeting on Bacterial Chromosomes, Santa Fe, NM.

2002


  • September.  Phylogenomics of Microbes. Talk at Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes Meeting. Slideshare.
  • February 20. Feedback loops between genomics and evolutionary analysis and why every genome center needs an evolutionary biologist. Invited seminar.  Duke University.

2001


  • November, Invited talk, American Society for Space and Gravitational Biology, Alexandria, VA.
  • October, Invited talk, University of Pennsylvania Genome Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • October, Invited talk, DNA Repair and Related Transactions, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA.
  • September, Invited talk, Systematics Association Biennial Meeting, London, UK.
  • July, Invited talk, Gordon Conference on Microbial Population Biology, Williams, MA.
  • March, Invited talk, Society of General Microbiology, General Meeting, Edinburgh, UK.
  • January, Invited talk, International Symposium on Extremophile Genomics, Tokyo, Japan.

2000


  • December, Invited talk, University of Maryland, Department of Biology, College Park, MD.
  • October, Invited talk, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Evolution Subsection Annual Meeting, Digby, Nova Scotia.
  • September, Invited talk, TIGR Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference, Miami, FL.
  • September. Phylogenomics of DNA repair.  Invited talk, International Small Genomes Conference, Lake Arrowhead, CA.
  • July, Invited talk, Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Washington, DC.
  • June, Invited talk, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory Users Symposium, Hanford, WA.
  • April, Invited talk, North Carolina State Genomic Sciences Symposium, Raleigh, NC.
  • February, Invited talk, “Biotechnology: The Science and the Impact”, The Hague, The Netherlands.
    • Transcript available here.
  • February, Invited talk, TIGR Microbial Genomes Meeting, Chantilly, VA.

1999


  • November, Invited talk, Beyond the Identification of Transcribed Sequences Workshop, Chantilly, VA.January, Microbial genome sequencing, Keystone Symposium on Archaea, Taos, NM.
  • October, Invited talk, ASM Conference on DNA Repair, Hilton Head, SC.
  • September, Invited talk, TIGR Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference, Miami, FL.
  • August, Invited talk, IUMS Annual Meeting, Sydney Australia.
  • July, Invited talk, John Hopkins University Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • May 27. Evolutionary perspectives of genome analysis. Stanford University Genomic Sciences Seminar Series, Stanford, CA.
  • May, Invited talk, National Institutes of Health, Section on DNA Repair, Bethesda, MD.
  • April 7. Combining evolutionary analysis and genomics into a composite phylogenomic analysis: a case study of DNA repair processes. Invited Talk, Center for Marine Biotechnology, Baltimore, MD.
  • February, Invited talk, TIGR Microbial Genomes Meeting, Chantilly, VA.
  • February, Phylogenomics of DNA repair processes, Gordon Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, Ventura, CA.

1998


  • October. Phylogenomics: Improving Functional Predictions for Genes Using Evolutionary Analysis. Beyond the Identification of Transcribed Sequences.
  • May. Phylogenomics: Improving Functional Predictions for Genes using Evolutionary Analysis. At The Biology of Genomes, Cold Spring Harbor Lab.

1997


  • October 14-24. NATO Advanced Study Institute on “DNA Damage and Repair”, Tekirova, Turkey.

1996


  • November, The evolution of the RecA protein in bacteria: from systematics to structure. At CALPEG.

1995


  • July.  Evolution of the RecA protein: From Systematics to Structure. CALPEG.
  • May. RecA as a model molecule for molecular systematic studies of bacteria. At the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

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