Kavli Foundation meeting on “The Microbiome”

Spent Sunday and part of Monday in Washington DC at meetings about microbiomes.  Sunday was spent at “The Mother Ship” (aka the headquarters of the American Society for Microbiology” for a meeting on microbiomes run by the Kavli Foundation.  I made a Storify of the Tweets from the meeting (mostly from myself and Jessica Green).  I have  embedded the Storify below.

Monday was at a meeting run by the White House OSTP.  More on that later.

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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.