Category Archives: Misc.

Today @ucdavis: Dr. Emilia Huerta Sanchez “Archaic introgression, D-statistics and the contributions of female programmers”

This week’s Evolution and Ecology seminar speaker is Dr. Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, an Assistant Professor at UC Merced. Dr. Huerta-Sanchez investigates the genomics of adaptation and introgression in modern and ancient human populations. Please join us for her seminar at 4:10pm May 10th in 176 Everson Hall.

Title: Archaic introgression, D-statistics and the contributions of female programmers

Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems – Invitation to MIMAS2 Symposium

Just got this by email:

We are pleased to inform you that the International Symposium

“MIMAS2 – Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems”

will be held

in Greifswald, Germany,

from August 20th to 22nd, 2018.

The conference will focus on:

  • Microbial-mediated ecosystem functions and adaptation strategies of marine bacteria
  • The physiology of uncultivable marine symbionts
  • Ecophysiological interdependencies of bacteria within marine microbial assemblages
  • Molecular mechanisms of bacterial degradation of marine polysaccharides

For further information on the conference, abstract submission and registration please visit:

Abstracts for the symposium may be submitted until June 30th, 2018. The deadline for early bird registration is June 1st, 2018.

We would be glad to welcome you in Greifswald and hope to spark your interest with the scientific focus of our meeting. Additionally,
we recommend combining your conference participation in Greifswald with a visit to the beautiful islands Rügen ( and
Usedom ( with their unique and marvellous beaches. 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Greifswald in August 2018.

Rudi Amman, Uwe Bornscheuer, Jan-Hendrik Hehemann, Katharina Riedel, Thomas Schweder (on behalf of the organizing committee)

Today @ucdavis: Prof. Janelle Burke from Howard University “An evolutionary exploration of plant sexual systems”

Janelle Burke from Howard University will be giving the Ecology and Evolution seminar today, 3 May. Her talk is titled,

An evolutionary exploration of plant sexual systems

176 Everson

Thursday 3 May, 4:10pm

Janelle writes,

The Burke Lab specializes in plant systematics and plant evolutionary biology, using two groups, the Polygonaceae (knotweeds) and Melastomataceae (princess flowers), as systems. We utilize phylogenetic methodology as a tool to investigate facets of plant evolution, such as breeding systems, pollination syndromes and morphology. In turn, these data are used to revise taxonomy, the plant classification scheme. Current projects also investigate drivers of speciation, plant/ insect interactions and plant distribution changes in line with climate change projections.

At @UCDavis 5/14: Dr. Emmanuel Saez: Colleges and Intergenerational Income Mobility in America

Got this by email and thought it would be of interest:

Dear UC Davis Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

We are delighted to announce that the final Forum in the 2017-2018 season of The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good will take place a few weeks from now on Monday, May 14th. This lecture will feature Dr. Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Saez will focus on a topic of great interest in both higher education and society at large: the potential of a college degree to raise one’s income level. To illuminate this topic, he will present his research data, compiled for each four-year college and university in America, on graduates’ earnings in their early thirties and their parents’ incomes. He will address the following critical questions, among others: Do colleges in America alleviate or worsen income inequalities? Which colleges contribute the most to helping children climb the income ladder? And how can we increase access to such colleges for children from low-income families?

The lecture will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center from 3-4:30 PM, with a reception and light refreshments to follow. This event is free and open to the public, and if you wish to attend, please RSVP using the link below:

Please circulate this email to anyone who you think might be interested in the event.

Emmanuel Saez Final Flyer.pdf

At @UCDavis 4/24: The skin microbiome of Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs: population biology and its role in fungal infections and restoration efforts

***** CPB Seminar Reminder for Tuesday, April 24, 4:10pm in 1022 Life Sciences *****

Speaker: Sonia Ghose

Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, Eisen Lab, UC Davis

Title: The skin microbiome of Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs: population biology and its role in fungal infections and restoration efforts

Host: Jonathan Eisen,

The entire CPB Seminar schedule for Spring Quarter 2018 is available here.

At #UCDavis: Temporary Lecturer position for “Introduction to Evolution” Summer 2018





Introduction to Evolution

(EVE 100)

SUMMER SESSION II 2018 (August 6-September 14, 2018)

Responsibilities: Position teaching EVE 100 – Introduction to Evolution (4 units). The course subject provides a general survey of the origins of biological diversity and evolutionary mechanisms. Estimated enrollment: 60

Requirements: Ph.D. and demonstrated effective teaching in the subject course or equivalent course.

Salary: Commensurate upon qualifications.

Please submit letter of application, including summary of qualifications, CV, two letters of recommendation, any applicable teaching evaluation summaries, and a statement of contributions to diversity via the link below link which contains additional information about the position.


This position may be covered by a collective bargaining unit.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.


SS II 2018 EVE 100 Lecturer Ad.pdf