Ewan Birney visiting Davis, speaking at the Genome Center next Wednesday (14th August)

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.

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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