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Postdoctoral Position Available

We’re looking for a postdoc to join the team. Please share the ad below with any colleagues that may be interested. Postdoctoral position in phylogenetics and bioinformatics at the University of Hawaii The Thomson Lab is looking for a postdoctoral

Posted in informatics, lab, phylogenetics, UH

Emilie Defends

Hearty congratulations to Emilie Richards who successfully defended her masters thesis yesterday! Emilie’s work focuses on characterizing the performance of model assessment tests for phylogenomic datasets. She gave a great talk on an interesting, important project that she’ll be submitting

Posted in genomics, informatics, lab, phylogenetics, UH

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship for Anthony

Congratulations to Anthony who just received notification that he was selected as an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow! This is great news and well deserved. These highly prestigious fellowships provide an independent postdoctoral salary and research money. Anthony has some

Posted in informatics, lab, UH

Barley et al (2015) on the Molecular Ecology cover

Anthony (and co-authors) new paper on Sun Skink landscape genetics is out today on the cover of Molecular Ecology. Way to go Anthony!  

Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, Natural History

On building a small cluster

Upon request from a reader, I just put up a quick post over at treethinkers.org that discusses our lab’s cluster, some general thoughts and pros and cons of doing a self build, versus buying, versus just sticking with shared resources.

Posted in informatics, lab, phylogenetics

More on microRNAs

Casey Dunn has new commentary up at PNAS on our recently published microRNA paper. Check it out here. Dunn, CW (2014) Reconsidering the phylogenetic utility of miRNA in animals. PNAS.doi:10.1073/pnas.1413545111.

Posted in genomics, informatics, phylogenetics

February Herp Night

Posted in conservation, herps, informatics

Turtle Genome Released!

The first paper on the Chrysemys picta genome came out today in Genome Biology. The paper is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of interesting questions that are currently being explored using these data, but it’s satisfying to

Posted in genomics, herps, informatics, phylogenetics

HIMB Pauley Program June 2013

This June, Zac Forsman, Ingrid Knapp, and Rob Toonen will host an immersive and innovative workshop at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology Advancing tools for biodiversity studies: Genomics and bioinformatics of cnidarians with a focus on corals Should be a great

Posted in conservation, informatics, phylogenetics, teaching, travel

Trees in motion

I received a request the other day for one of my old figures that interactively displays the data from my 2010 BMC Biology paper on the growth of phylogenetic knowledge. It was still sitting on my old server space at

Posted in informatics, phylogenetics