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Retroblogging seminar by Norm Pace on Invisible Diversity from 1990

Continuing on my theme of scanning in notes from old seminars of interest.  Here is one of definite interest to the microbial diversity crowd.  These are notes from a talk by Norm Pace on February 7, 1990.   My entire career was massively affected by interactions (mostly indirect) with Pace when I was an undergrad working in Colleen Cavanaugh’s lab.  And this seminar definitely made a big impact.  (I have extracted a few key lines and zoomed in on them below).  If other people out have notes like this and want to post them here, please let me know, that can be arranged.

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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.