Journal Club at #UCDavis on Co-evolution of Microbiomes and Hosts

Crossposting this from my Tree of Life blog:

I am going to be running a journal club this quarter at UC Davis for the Population Biology Graduate Group.  The topic is Co-evoution of Microbiomes and Hosts.

Meeting time is 12:10-1:00 PM if you want to participate let me know.

A link to the Draft Outline is here. And I am trying to embed it in this post …

If anyone has other ideas for interesting papers on co-evolution of microbiomes and hosts, please let me know and I will add them to the list. Stay tuned as each week I will post about the discussion topics and notes from the discussions.

One thought on “Journal Club at #UCDavis on Co-evolution of Microbiomes and Hosts

  1. I highly recommend looking at the work from Jens Walter’s group on Lactobacillus reuteri, whose phylogenetic, ecological, and animal work examining the colonization of vertebrate gut ecosystems by this species describes several host-microbe evolution and the products of this selective pressure at several levels.

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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.