Evolution of DNA Sequencing

Last week I had the opportunity to present a lecture on the history of DNA sequencing in Jonathan Eisen’s EVE 161 Microbial Phylogenomics course. This lecture uses Elaine Mardis’ excellent review papers on the next generation sequencing methods as a guide (and required reading). You can see videos of both Dr. Mardis and Dr. Eisen presenting lectures on this topic. …

EVE 161 at #UCDavis – Lecture 4 recap – 3 or 2 domains of life?

Continuing with blog posts about my class EVE 161: DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity. Lecture 4 was fun and a bit scary for me.  You see, I finally decided to read in detail – and cover in a course in detail –  papers that claim that there are not three domains of life.  Sure …

EVE 161 at #UCDavis – Lecture 3 recap – Woese & Fox and the Tree of Life

Continuing with blog posts about my class EVE 161: DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity  This is the post for Lecture 3 which was the first lecture on what I call “Era I” in DNA sequencing studies of microbes – studies of the Tree of Life.  This lecture focused primarily on Woese’s work on the …

EVE 161 at #UCDavis – Lecture 2 recap – Evolution of DNA sequencing methods

I am in the process of teaching a course on “DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity” (EVE 161 at UC Davis) and I thought it would be of use to some people to post about it.  I have made a landing page for the course: EVE 161: DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity  This …

EVE 161 at #UCDavis – DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity – Lecture 1 recap

I am in the process of teaching a course on “DNA sequence based studies of microbial diversity” and I thought it would be of use to some people to post about it.  So here goes.  I have made a landing page for the course and for slides and such material here. EVE 161: DNA sequence based …