UCD Food Evolution Movie Screening May 2nd 7pm

Of possible interest – posting email I just received

From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, FOOD EVOLUTION explores the polarizing topic of genetically engineered crops in agriculture, tackling this controversial topic to address the larger issue of how science and research is often misunderstood by the public.

The event will begin at 6pm with an Info Fair in the lobby of the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. The movie will begin at 7pm followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Producer Trace Sheehan, and prominent researchers.

Early Bird tickets are $7.50 each, available online only at EventBrite. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event.

To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-evolution-movie-screening-tickets-33645400298

FoodEvoUCD.pdf

Laetitia G.E. Wilkins at #UCDavis today: Diversity of bacterial symbionts on salmonid eggs

MIC 291: Selected Topics in Microbiology

Work-in-Progress Seminars

Dr. Laetitia G.E. Wilkins

(Carlson Lab, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley; Eisen Lab, Genome Center, UCD)

“Diversity of bacterial symbionts on salmonid eggs: genetic and environmental effects”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4:10 pm

1022 Life Sciences

Dr. Wilkins is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation, with Stephanie Carlson (UC Berkeley) and Jonathan Eisen (UC Davis). She is interested in the interactions between developing embryos and their associated microbes. In particular, she is investigating non-genetic paternal effects on early salmonid development and their host-associated bacterial communities.

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Wilkins 4-26-17.doc

New post from the BioBE Center Blog by dblanken: Mhuireach Awarded A&AA Dissertation Fellowship 2017-2018

Congratulations to Gwynne Mhuireach for winning a Dissertation Fellowship from the School of Architecture & Allied Arts at the University of Oregon!  Her working dissertation title is: Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Relationships Between Airborne Microbial Communities and Urban Vegetation: Implications for Urban Planning and Human Well-being.  Mhuireach holds an M.Architecture (2012) from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in Biology (Ecology and Evolution Track, 1999) form the University of Washington. She is presently a Graduate Research Fellow at the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory and BioBE Center at University of Oregon.  Her anticipated graduation is June 2018.

Recent publication: Urban greenness influences airborne bacterial community composition

Dissertation Abstract: Variation in exposure to environmental microbial communities has been implicated in the etiology of allergies, asthma and other immune-related disorders. In particular, exposure to a high diversity of microbes during early life, for example through living in highly vegetated environments like farms or forests, may have specific health benefits, including immune system development and stimulation. In the face of rapidly growing cities and potential reductions in urban green space, it is vital to clarify whether and how microbial community composition is related to vegetation. The purpose of my proposed research is to identify plausible but under-explored mechanisms through which urban vegetation may influence public health. Specifically, I am investigating how airborne microbial communities vary with the amount, structural diversity, and/or species composition of green space for 50 sites in Eugene, Oregon. My approach combines geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing data with passive air sampling and culture-independent microbial sequencing.

Committee members:

  • Dr. Bart Johnson, Professor of Landscape Architecture (Major Advisor & Committee Chair)
  • Dr. Jessica Green, Professor of Biology (Co-Advisor)
  • Roxi Thoren, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture (Core Member)
  • Dr. Deb Johnson-Shelton, Education/Health Researcher, Oregon Research Institute (Core Member)
  • G.Z. Brown, Professor of Architecture (Institutional Representative)

 

 

 

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New post from the BioBE Center Blog by kevinvdw: Health + Energy Research Consortium

The Biology and the Built Environment Center (BioBE) and Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) at the University of Oregon, are pleased to announce the launch of the the Health + Energy Research Consortium!  On May 4-5, 2017, in Portland Oregon, we begin our journey to dramatically reduce energy consumption and maximize human health by conducting research that transforms the design, construction and operation of built environments. This collaboration between innovative industry professionals and academic researchers in the disciplines of architecture, biology, chemistry, engineering, and urban design provides sharp focus to a research agenda that will accelerate the impact of key scientific discoveries.  The Health + Energy Research Consortium builds upon the momentum of ESBL and BioBE to create a new, dynamic, and flexible mechanism for the university to engage with industry in joint research and development ventures – providing intellectual space for the meeting of a wide array of disciplines that play integral roles in fostering improved energy efficiency and health outcomes in the built environment.

At the May 4-5 launch event , we will present the vision for the Consortium, solicit feedback about the proposed research agenda, explain and discuss the financial commitments and value proposition associated with Consortium membership, and discuss synergies with potential member organizations’ goals and objectives.  If you are interested in helping us align the Consortium research vision with the challenges that face our built environment and your industry sector, please contact BioBE Director, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support for the Health + Energy Research Consortium from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Registration is required, but the event is available at no charge.

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My one day campaign for US Senate running against my brother @senatorphd

Summer Short Course in Flow Cytometry at #UCDavis

Please share this email with any interested parties or better yet, print the attached flyer and hang it in your lab;

University of California Davis

Summer Short Course in Flow Cytometry

Davis, California

Sponsored by the UC Davis Biotechnology Program and the UC Davis Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

July 17-21, 2017

This comprehensive flow cytometry course is enhanced with interactive laboratory sessions using many of our UC Davis cytometers as well as new instrumentation and software to teach you to a variety of established and new approaches in cytometry. Special guest speakers will introduce new trends in flow cytometry and explain the physical and electronic concepts in light collection and signal processing. Thanks to many generous sponsors, lunches and coffee breaks are provided to promote opportunities for interaction with the instructors and cytometry specialists. Please make plans to join us this summer for another fun week of flow education.

For registration details and fees, please go to the Biotechnology Program’s summer courses page at: http://www.biotech.ucdavis.edu/SummerCourses.html

Course objectives:

· Learn the fundamental concepts of how flow cytometers work

· Discuss best practices in sample preparation for flow cytometry

· Describe standard assays and techniques

· Introduce new cutting edge technologies and applications for single cell analysis and genomics

· Demystify multicolor cell staining, compensation and analysis

Laboratory sessions include:

· UC Davis LSRII: Software setup for successful multicolor acquisition and analysis

· UC Davis Astrios Cell Sorter: Cell sorting fundamentals using the Beckman Coulter Astrios

· Cytometer setup and quality control for consistent performance with the Cytek DxP8 cytometer

· Multispectral imaging flow cytometry using the Amnis FlowSight Imaging Cytometer

· Multiparameter Analysis of Cell Surface Markers, Cytokines, Transcription Factors by Flow Cytometry: BD Biosciences on the LSRII cytometer

· FlowJo basic and advanced flow cytometry data analysis and panel design wizard

· Targeted gene expression in single cells using flow sorting and the Fluidigm BioMark

Special guest speakers:

· Holden Maecker, Ph.D., Director, Stanford University Human Immune Monitoring Core

· Jolene Bradford, Associate Director Flow Cytometry Systems, Molecular Probes, a Division of Invitrogen with ThermoFisher Scientific

· Marty Bigos, Director, Stanford Shared Flow Cytometry Laboratory

· And more!

LabFlier_2017_FlowCourse_bullets.docx

My non supportive response to "All Biology is Computational Biology"

Temp Lecturer position at #UCDavis in Molecular and Cellular Biology

TEMPORARY LECTURER POSITION DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis invites applications for non‐tenured positions for Spring Quarter, 2017

BIS102: Structure and Function of Biomolecules

BIS103: Bioenergetics and Metabolism

BIS105: Biomolecules and Metabolism Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology or related field

Description: Duties will include teaching in one or more sections of the course Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Application Deadlines: Open until 3/24 or filled.

Application Materials: Please send a curriculum vitae, including areas of concentration in undergraduate and graduate studies and teaching experience, plus names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Dr. Ken Kaplan, kbkaplan

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

MCB Spg 2017 lecturer position.pdf