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David 🤦‍♂️Baltrus
Associate Prof at the U of Arizona interested in genomes,microbes,adaptation. Apparently also twitter police for semantics in evolutionary biology.
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David 🤦‍♂️Baltrus 4h
Honestly, In retrospect I made some bad and costly decisions because I was under pressure to spend the money
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Natalie Henkhaus 13h
Finally catching up on podcasts today - listening to the from ! Really interesting discussion of the effects of gender and mentoring on the success of (biomedical) junior faculty with , and podcasters and
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Yoav Gilad 7h
Postdoc position available in my lab. Come work on single cell data, use our iPSC lines, help us figure out how gene regulation works, collaborate with clinicians, or convince me to start working on a new idea! Send me an email with your CV. Please RT.
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PhytobiomePSU 19h
What we are reading: Reasons to study plant pathogens in a microbial community context,
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David 🤦‍♂️Baltrus 8h
Great article! Small point, doesn't actually demonstrate "adaptation" , just identifies variation consistent with adaptation
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Jason Sheltzer 12h
Günter Blobel, one of the all-time great cell biologists, has died. Here's the figure from 1971 where he proposes the "signal hypothesis" for the first time. He went on to spend 40+ years elucidating how proteins localize to different organelles.
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David 🤦‍♂️Baltrus 9h
Replying to @granex
Grad school me would not believe PI me gained horse privilege
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Danny Miller Feb 18
Replying to @danrdanny
In the 15 genomes paper we use Nanopore + Illumina to create high-qualty assemblies with an average contig N50 of 4.4Mb. These can be used to close gaps in current reference genomes. Importantly, $1k USD Drosophila high-quality assemblies are possible. 3/3
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Danny Miller Feb 18
Replying to @danrdanny
With ISO-1 we show that low-coverage (30x) Nanopore reads plus Illumina and Bionano give an assembly as contigious as the current reference. Nanopore + Illumina alone gave great genomes, adding Bionano improved contiguity. 2/n
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Danny Miller Feb 18
Two papers online! Sequencing and assembly of D. melanogaster reference genome and sequencing and assembly of 15 species of Drosophila . Big thanks to and his group for the nice ISO-1 story. 1/n
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David 🤦‍♂️Baltrus 13h
The highlights at the end are really incredible
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Alice Dreger 14h
What are you supposed to do when a hundred students show up to protest someone you're pretty sure isn't you? (A blog about my visit to last week)
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John Warner Feb 18
Replying to @biblioracle
On the other hand this system merely more efficiently counts the stuff everybody already says is important. This is the opposite of Moneyball. A real Moneyball for tenure would look at value beyond these widely established metrics.
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John Warner Feb 18
Replying to @biblioracle
Granted, I'm not a big brain, big time MIT researcher, but the idea that this is a "Moneyball" for tenure fundamentally misunderstands Moneyball. The initial genius of Moneyball was in identifying valuable traits no one else had seen....
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Vaughn Cooper 15h
New from Wozlab et al: P aeruginosa rugose small-colony variants evade host clearance, are hyper-inflammatory & persist in multiple host environments
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Akos T. Kovacs Feb 18
The Small RNA ErsA of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Contributes to Biofilm Development and Motility through Post-transcriptional Modulation of AmrZ
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Philipp Engel Feb 15
Very nice work on gut microbes isolated from wild Drosophila melanogaster showing species-specificity by !
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Akos T. Kovacs 15h
Regulation of specialised metabolites in Actinobacteria – Expanding the paradigms in from &
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Liana T Burghardt 17h
Our paper on leveraging pooled sequencing to measure relative bacterial fitness inside hosts and in the soil is out! Lots of fun experiments in progress extending the method beyond the proof of concept.
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