EDAMAME: Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) Workshop

I have heard lots of good things about this course: Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) Workshop EDAMAME is an intensive, hands-on course in microbial metagenome analyses, covering workflows from raw sequence analysis through to multivariate statistics and ecological interpretation. Next year’s course will be June 24-30, 2018 at the …

Help wanted: looking for a recent (post 2012) #openaccess review on molecular phylogenetic methods

I am getting ready for my “EVE161” class on Sequence based studies of the diversity of microbes.  For more about past versions of the class see here: https://www.microbe.net/eve161/. Anyway – I am working on the reading for the class and I am looking for a good, recent, open access review of molecular phylogenetic methods.  Any recommendations …

Geobiology 2018 summer course at Caltech

Just heard about this course from a former undergraduate in our lab who spoke very highly of the opportunity.  “GEOBIOLOGY 2018 An International Training Course in a Rapidly Evolving Field”.  Takes place during summer 2018 at Caltech.  Information from the website below. Now entering its 15th year, the International Geobiology Course is an intense, multidisciplinary …

Biology of Vector-borne Diseases Course at @uidaho June 24-29, 2018

This looks really good. Posting at the request of one of my ex-UC Davis colleagues – the amazing/brilliant Shirley Luckhart – who has recently moved to Idaho and is helping run the course. The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem at the University of Idaho is hosting its inaugural annual “Biology of Vector-borne Diseases” six-day course. This …

Worth a look: new paper on “The application of project-based learning in bioinformatics training”

  This new paper in PLOS Computational. Biology may be of interest: : The application of project-based learning in bioinformatics training by Emery LR and Morgan SL. Although many out there may already be doing projects based learning for bioinformatics, many others are not.  This paper discusses how the authors added a projects component to an existing course …

Kristen DeAngelis slides for “Microbial Diversity” Course

My course slides are updated for 2017 with a new lecture on acellular life. Lecture 01 (3-21-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lec02 phylogeny (3-23-2017) from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 03 (3-28-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 20 (4-20-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis Lecture 22 (4-27-2017) slides from Kristen DeAngelis   Lecture 23 (5-2-2017) acellular life slides …

Training the trainers: training for teaching computational workshops

This is a great idea —  Instructor training for teaching computational workshops. From my UC Davis colleague Titus Brown. I have copied details below. As part of our Summer Institute in Data Intensive Biology, we will be running a week-long instructor training from June 18 to June 25 at the University of California, Davis. The instructor training will …

Of possible interest: Biosafety Design Initiative courses and more

Got pointed to this Biosafety Design Initiative on Twitter @phylogenomics This may be of interest – “eval of clean & controlled environmnts & design of space & infrastructr” https://t.co/5P8iDsVt2o — Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) January 23, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It may be of interest to some. They have courses and other activities connected to microbes in the built …

Koala Poop Microbiome Class: Summary and Class Materials

As introduced a few months ago, our lab (with indispensable help again from Ashley Vater) taught a new research-based freshman seminar course.  The impetus for this course was one that we ran last year, testing if Swabs to Genomes was possible in a 10-week quarter.  Given the complexity and expense of the genome sequencing, we …