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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on October 30, 2014
Genome Center's Annual Halloween Symposium
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Location: GBSF
Description: Featuring posters, contests, food, and the following distinguished speakers:

Bruce Draper
UC Davis, Molecular and Cellular Biology
9:10 am “Sexy Knockouts: Using Genome Editing Technologies to Study The Mechanisms of Sex Determination and Maintenance In Zebrafish”

Bruce Conklin
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, UCSF
9:45 am “Precise Single-base Genome Engineering in Human iPS Cells to Model and Treat Disease”

David Segal
UC Davis, Genome Center
11:00am “Genome Engineering at the Dawn of the Golden Age”

Dana Carroll
University of Utah, Department of Biochemistry
11:30 am “Genome Engineering with Targetable Nucleases”

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Scott Edmunds — Open Publishing for the Big-Data Era
Starts: 12:10 pm
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Location: SS&H 1246
Description: GigaScience is an open-access, open-data journal attempting to revolutionize large-scale biological data dissemination, organization and re-use. Utilizing the experience and data handling infrastructure of the BGI, the worlds largest genomics organization, GigaScience links standard manuscript publication with an integrated database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and computing resources. In addition, open-source platforms such as the popular Galaxy workflow management system are used by GigaScience to make publishing more transparent and open by making all of the supporting workflows and methods available, thereby promoting reproducibility for which the authors are credited.

The GigaScience platform has already been involved in releasing data during the deadly 2011 German E. coli outbreak which aided a global crowdsourcing effort that led to groups around the world, and even bloggers outside of the usual academic environment, to contribute analyses to an open-source GitHub based repository. Many still unpublished genomes have been released to the global community, and workflows and software from a number of scientific papers have been archived and shared in as open, reproducible, transparent and usable form as possible.

With data citation producing evidence of its use in the wider research community, GigaScience hopes to revolutionize the publication model with the aim of executable publications, where data analyses can be reproduced and built upon by users without a coding background or heavy computational infrastructure in a more democratized manner.

Scott Edmunds is a biochemist and geneticist. He was senior scientific editor for the BMC Genomics and Bioinformatics journals before moving in 2010 to set up the GigaScience journal, database and data analysis platform for the BGI in China. Please visit his website at:

This event is co-sponsored by UC Davis University Library, the Data Science Initiative, and microBEnet.
Dr. Brenda L. Bass — Recognition of dsRNA: The end is just the beginning
Starts: 4:10 pm
Ends: October 30, 2014 - 5:10 pm
Location: LSA 1022
Events on November 3, 2014
Brian Mulloney — Neural Mechanisms of Optimal Coordination of Limb Movements During Locomotion
Starts: 12:10 pm
Ends: November 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Location: 1022 Life Sciences
Description: Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior 2014 Fall Faculty Seminar Series.
Events on November 4, 2014
Sharon Gray — The effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on root development and gene expression of tomato
Starts: 1:10 pm
Ends: November 4, 2014 - 2:10 pm
Location: LSA 1022
Description: Postdoc seminar serires