CMB Summer Course on Microbial Ecology @ SIMS

CMB Summer Course on Microbial Ecology @ SIM

20th — 25th November, 2016 at

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) Sydney, Australia

This course provides an intensive training for scientists interested in the ecology of microorganisms within a range of environments, offering students practical hands-on experience in:

  • Experimental/ sample design and statistical analysis
  • Training in microbial community analysis (16S rRNA gene sequencing and metagenomics) and network analysis
  • Microscopy techniques, including fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH)

This course is open to postgraduate students and researchers world- wide with a background in microbiology and/or ecology. For expressions of interest and further information on registration process and fees please email Suhelen Egan at:

Applications close 17th October 2016

Course organiser
Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation UNSW, Australia or like us on Facebook

Summer course flyer 2016

Summer course flyer 2016.pdf

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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.