Evolution of sequencing technology

I thought this might be of interest to some of the “microbiology of the Built Environment” crowd.  I gave a talk at the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab as part of the Workshop on Applied Phylogenetics on the “Evolution of DNA Sequencing”.  I posted the slides to Slideshare and am embedding them here.  I tried to record the audio of the talk but something went wrong so am still trying to extract it.  But I thought the slides might be of use.

I have tried to label the sources of all images and include links to all sources as well. I hope some find it useful.  The slides are downloadable via Slideshare.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. 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 (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.