Using Social Media to Promote Your Research (workshop)

I’ll be running a social media workshop next Friday in the Genome Center – anyone on campus is welcome to attend! Details as follows:

Using Social Media
to Promote Your Research

Friday, February 7, 2014
Room 4202, Genome Center

Many view social media as either a fun distraction, a waste of time – or both!  But social media tools can be a tremendous resource for academics seeking to share their research, find new collaborations, and ultimately advance their careers.

Attend this workshop to learn how to:

  • Use social media to share and promote your research
  • Identify appropriate audiences and avoid pitfalls
  • Choose the right platforms to help you achieve your goals

Please pre-register using this online form: (Pre-registration will help to guide the format of the workshop and the type of social media tools covered)

PDF Flyer available here

PacBio Sequence Assembly Workshop

PacBio is hosting an evening symposium next week as part of another workshop I’m organizing on campus. All are encouraged to attend! Plenty of food available afterwards.

PacBio Sequence Assembly Workshop

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 4 pm – 7 pm

The Auditorium, 1005 GBSF

4:00 pm                     Welcome & Introductions

4:00 – 4:30 pm        Shane Brubaker, Solazymes

“Assembly, haplotyping, and annotation of a high GC algal genome.”

4:30 – 5:00 pm         Jason Chin, PacBio

“String graph assembly for diploid genomes with long reads.”

5:00 – 5:30 pm         Lex Nederbragt, University of Oslo

“Using PacBio reads to improve and validate the assembly of the complex Atlantic cod genome.”

5:30 – 6:00 pm         Lawrence Hon, PacBio

“Larger genome hybrid assembly with PacBio.”

6 pm – 7:00 pm        Reception & Discussions

Light Refreshments Will Be Served in GBSF Lobby

Next Omics Office Hour @ SOM this Friday March 2 at 9:00am Rm 3209 Edu Bldg

The UC Davis Genome Center holds an Omics Office Hour from 9:00-10:00am each month in Room 3209 of the Medical Education building in Sacramento. These drop-in sessions are open to anyone in the SOM community with questions regarding Genomics, Epigenomics and Gene Expression, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Network Biology and Bioinformatics.

The mission of the Genome Center is to facilitate your “omics” research at UC Davis. Genome Center staff and faculty will be on hand for consultation in a friendly, informal setting. If you have ideas that you would like to explore, we would be happy to discuss it as well as the possibility of pilot grants.

The next session will be Friday, March 2, 9:00 am in Room 3209 of Med Edu Bldg.

For more details, please link to:

The schedule is also available as a Google Calendar called “‘Omics Office Hours”. For anyone who wants to subscribe to the calendar, here are instructions:

For Google Calendars:
1- go to Google Calendar
2 – under “Other calendars” click Add/Add by URL
3 – past the iCal link shown below into the box.
4 – click Add Calendar
5 – DONE

For iCal:
1- just click on the link below (might require some advanced Mac skills)
– or –
1- open iCAL
2- in the menu select Calendar/Subscribe
3 – past the iCal link shown below into the box.
4 – click Subscribe
5 – DONE