Forwarding this announcement i just received
Ewan Birney, the Associate Directory of the European Bioinformatics Institute, is visiting UC Davis next Wednesday and will be giving a talk at 2:00 in the GBSF Auditorium: ‘Using outbred genetics to understand basic biological processes’.
He will also talk about the need for a data infrastructure in the life sciences and how the European Bioinformatics Institute contributes to it.
Ewan is the creator/co-creator of many popular bioinformatics tools (e.g. GeneWise, CRAM, Velvet, Pecan), and has had an enthusiastic involvement in many other genomics/bioinformatics projects (e.g. Pfam, BioPerl, Ensembl), not to mention taking a leading role in the human ENCODE project.