At #UCDavis 10/11 – Sheng Yang He – Microbiome “Disease-Climate-Microbiome” Interactions in the Phyllosphere



Wednesday, October 11

12:10 – 1:00 PM

Life Science 1022

"Disease-Climate-Microbiome" Interactions in the Phyllosphere

Sheng Yang He, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator
University Distinguished Professor
DOE Plant Research Lab
Michigan State University

Call for Abstracts: 4th Annual UC Davis Human Genomics Symposium

4th Annual UC Davis Human Genomics Symposium

Office of Continuing Medical Education

4th Annual UC Davis
Human Genomics Symposium

Submit Scientific Abstracts
Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017

Call for Abstracts Flyer

November 17, 2017
Friday, 9am-4pm
UC Davis Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222
4610 X Street, Sacramento, California

Symposium Webpage
Genomic Medicine Webpage

Complimentary Registration

Poster Prizes

University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UC Davis Health, Office of Continuing Medical Education
4610 X Street #2301, Sacramento, CA 95817

At #UCDavis today Ami Bhatt on “Microbial metagenomic plasticity in clinical timescales”

Ami Bhatt MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Stanford University

“Microbial metagenomic plasticity in clinical timescales”

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1022 Life Sciences

Dr. Bhatt’s research program seeks to understand the interplay between human genetics and the microbial environment in patients with hematological malignancies.

Host: Dr. Sean Collins, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Storify of #OpenGlobalSouth

I made Storify summaries of the Open Global South meeting.





At #UCDavis 6/5: Chris Mason “Single-cell, City-scale, and Inter-planetary Genomics”

Genetics Grad Group Seminar

Monday, June 5, 2017

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LSA 1022

Dr. Christopher Mason

Associate Professor, Cornell University

“Single-cell, City-scale, and Inter-planetary Genomics”


20170605 GGG Mason Flyer.pdf

Norovirus Update in #DavisCa

If possible interest :


May 19, 2017

DJUSD Parents and Guardians,

The following is updated information about the recent outbreak of the Norovirus in our region and school district.

What is the Norovirus?

According to County Health officials, Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus. Symptoms may include stomach cramps, fever, nauseau, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is passed through touching surfaces contaminated with the virus, close contact with an infected person or eating contaminated food or drink. County Health experts report that the spread of virus is continuing and encourage the public to take extra precautions to curb the spread. Visit Yolo County Norovirus website and Press Releases.

What should I do to protect myself and others from the virus?

There are three key actions you can take to help prevent the spread of Norovirus:

  1. Report absences related to stomach illness symptoms to your school office.
  2. Encourage the practice of regular hand washing, especially before meals.
  3. Stay home an additional 48 hours after symptoms resolve. (Health experts warn that individuals are still highly contagious in this timeframe.)

Has the Norovirus affected Davis schools?

Norovirus cases have been confirmed in our schools. Over the last two weeks, the numbers of new cases do not appear to be growing rapidly. We continue to see reported absences across the district, but the attendance rates are generally remaining steady. That said, because this virus outbreak is highly contagious and the County Health experts have told us the spread has not peaked, we anticipate we will continue to see Norovirus absences throughout the end of the school year. Certain school campuses have reported more staff or student cases than others, but, at this time, the virus is not disrupting normal school operations at any campus.

What is DJUSD doing to protect schools and students?

DJUSD is taking a three-pronged approach to addressing the current health situation:

  1. Daily Monitoring of Possible Cases and Regional Coordination

Over the last two weeks, our schools have have been tracking absences of students and employees with symptoms that may be caused by the Norovirus. Lead district adminstrators have been monitoring the numbers and trends as well as particpating in regular teleconferences led by Yolo County officials to talk about regional trends, cleaning recommendations, health updates and recommendations.

  1. Disinfecting and Deep Cleaning Efforts across Campuses and in Targeted Areas

Ensuring that we keep students and school learning environments safe and clean is a top priority. DJUSD is diligently deploying extra resources to combat the spread of the Norovirus in our schools with the use of proper disinfecting agents. By tracking new cases on a daily basis and coordinating with county and federal entities about proper chemical use, we are able to target additional resources appropriately and effectively. Custodians are working throughout the day to respond to calls as well as to cleanse and disinfect high contact point surfaces (doorknobs, restrooms, water fountains, keypads, etc.) Additionally, our maintenance team is deploying crews to schools for evening and weekend deep cleaning.

  1. Education and Communication to Employees and the School Community

Keeping the community up to date on the current situation is a priority. DJUSD has issued a series of updates for employees and school site leaders. In addition to this communication, an update went out to all DJUSD parents/guardians early last week. Updates, press releases and information from County Health continue to be shared on themclayton.

At #UCDavis 5/25-5/26: An open digital global South: risks and rewards

The Innovating Communication in Scholarship Project invites you to:


Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM PDT
– to –
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM PDT

UC Davis School of Law
Room 1001

400 Mrak Hall Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Register here

This conference explores the promises and risks of openness in scholarship in relationship to the Global South. Research and scholarship are increasingly adopting ‘open’ models of practice and sharing, such as open access publications, open data, and open source software. This openness supports improved research reusability, reproducibility, and visibility, and seeks to address barriers to equitable access, and to foster global intellectual conversations. But do attempts at promoting openness in scholarship create new forms of exclusion or hierarchy in various regions of the world? How are Southern scholars and publishers’ experiences with open access and open data taken into account within conversations on developing standards and models for ‘open’ scholarship in the Global North? Are there unanticipated opportunities or risks created through the implementation of models for open data, open software, or open access to research?

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors can find information on accommodation and more at The event will also be livestreamed.

We hope you can make it!

Innovating Communication in Scholarship

A UC Davis IFHA Project

Co-Sponsored by the UC Davis Law School and the Library

Please send any inquiries to Michael Wolfe, mrwolfe


Noro in Yolo

Just got this by email

The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency is advising the public to take simple health precautions to limit the spread of an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness in the county.

County health authorities are investigating whether reports of illness at UC Davis and elsewhere are the result of Norovirus, a form of gastrointestinal illness marked by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. It can last for one to three days.

In a news release, the county advises:

* those with symptoms stay home and not return to work or school until 48 hours after symptoms have resolved;
* practice good hand-washing, particularly after using the bathroom and before eating; * thoroughly cleaning surfaces following CDC guidelines.

For more information:

* UC Davis News and Information:
* Yolo County news release: