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Austral Summer Institute Course Wrap-up

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Austral Summer Institute Course Wrap-up

Last month I had that opportunity to visit the University of Concepción, and teach a course at the Austral Summer Institute – “Physiological response of marine organisms to environmental change from a genomic perspective”. This is a five day course with AM lectures and hands-on bioinformatics modules in the afternoon. The learning objectives of this course include 1) Understanding of fundamental physiological processes 2) Acquisition of core computing skills 3) Hands-on experience with genomic datasets via course website aka GitHub wiki Mornings were physiology lectures...

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A Gift of Preprints

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A Gift of Preprints

Just before Christmas we released two preprints with accompanying GitHub repositories. While both are on on oysters, they are different in several ways. Different species, different servers, and different software approaches (R vs IPython). If you need some light reading over this Holiday Season be sure to have a gander at these products. We would love it if you could give us the gift of your comments on anything on the respective hosting sites. Merry Christmas! 1) Heare JE, Blake B, Davis JP, Vadopalas B, Roberts SB. (2014) Evidence of Ostrea lurida (Carpenter 1894) population structure in...

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Shotgun Proteomics reveals so much about Ocean Acidification

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Shotgun Proteomics reveals so much about Ocean Acidification

Not only proteomics, but the integration of lipid profiles, glycogen analysis, shell strength, growth, response to heat, and response to spinning provides tons of new insights into ocean acidification impacts on shellfish. The provisional PDF of “Shotgun proteomics reveals physiological response to ocean acidification in Crassostrea gigas” is now available via BMC Genomics. Background Ocean acidification as a result of increased anthropogenic CO2 emissions is occurring in marine and estuarine environments worldwide. The coastal ocean experiences additional daily and seasonal...

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Claire Goes Live!

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Claire Goes Live!

Claire defends her Master’s Thesis research on oyster epigenetics! DNA methylation variation in gametes and larvae of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas Date: November 19th, 2014 2pm PST IRL Location: FSH 109 – all are welcome More Info on Claire’s Research – notebook – figshare Livestream 1 Livestream...

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Jay awarded ARCS fellowship

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Jay awarded ARCS fellowship

Jay Dimond was awarded the prestigious ARCS – Achievement Rewards for College Students – fellowship from the Seattle Chapter. A Seattle Chapter ARCS Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity to contribute to America’s scientific and economic future by supporting the best and brightest of our nation’s science and engineering graduate students, whose rigorous academic endeavors and cutting-edge research are opening pathways to scientific discoveries that will benefit our state, our nation and our world.   More about the Seattle ARCS Chapter… The Seattle Chapter ARCS...

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Information for Prospective Graduate Students

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Information for Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective Graduate Students: I appreciate your interest in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and my research. I am continually looking for highly motivated graduate students with a desire to address fundamental conservation and aquaculture issues using molecular approaches. To get a better idea of the type of research, please have a look at a summary of current projects and our Products page. The basic theme is an application of molecular approaches to gain insight into environmental influence on aquatic organisms. I will commonly accept 1 or 2 students each year dependent on...

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