Misha Angrist Seminars Speaker-March 7,8

From Angus Chandler:

Next week’s Evolution and Ecology seminar speaker is Dr. Misha Angrist from Duke University. Misha is invited as part of the "Big Read: Open Access Science" partnership. In addition to his academic talk during the usual EVE seminar spot (Thursday, March 8th at 4:10 in 2 Wellman), he will also be speaking at the Davis public library on Wednesday March 7th at 7:30 pm. More information can be found here: http://sciencenovels.wordpress.com/

Misha’s EVE talk is entitled:

"To Put Away Childish Things: The Burgeoning Rebellion of Human Research Participants”

We continue to argue about who should have access to our biological samples and data and the degree to which openness with them will lead to all sorts of bad things. I would like to re-frame the discussion and ask a different set of questions: What are the opportunity costs to research participants, the research enterprise, and society of an insistence upon biological anonymity and business as usual? What do we lose by holding fast to genomic exceptionalism in an age of cheap sequencing and social media? What can we learn from the experiences of those who have opted to eat from the tree of knowledge?

Author: 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

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