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Meet the new Molecular Ecologists

This month we’re excited to welcome a bunch of new voices to The Molecular Ecologist, from all over the world and with all sorts of research interests. Say hello to the 2018 cohort of TME contributors! Katharine Coykendall Who are … Continue reading

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Join the Molecular Ecologist blogging team in 2018!

Update, 22 Jan 2018: We’ve had a bunch of great applications — thanks to everyone who’s applied. Recruiting is closed for now, but keep an eye out for future opportunities. The Molecular Ecologist is seeking new regular contributors for 2018! … Continue reading

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Right reads, wrong index? Concerns with data from Illumina’s HiSeq 4000

Commanding around a 70% share of a 1.3 billion USD market, Illumina is the major player in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. More likely than not, if you’re a molecular ecologist working with NGS data, you’ve run your samples on a … Continue reading

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Handling microbial contamination in NGS data

Until recently, I had given little thought to the potential for unwanted microbial contamination in high throughput sequence data. I suspect that if you’re a molecular ecologist who doesn’t primarily study microbes or work with ancient DNA, you’re in a … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Summer Meetings Round-up

Summer conferences are some of the best places to get up-to-date with your field, meet new collaborators, and hatch new ideas. The Molecular Ecologist contributors will be out in force this year, and we’d like to meet you! Below you … Continue reading

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A note about e-mail subscriptions

If you recieve The Molecular Ecologist by e-mail, you’re far from alone — we have almost 650 subscribers recieving e-mailed posts via the Feedburner service. (How do you know if you’re one of them? You are if you’re reading this … Continue reading

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Thanks!

Our crowdfunding campaign wrapped up last night at midnight, with a total of $1240 pledged by 24 supporters — enough to support the basic costs of the blog, and to tackle some of our more ambitious plans for the future, … Continue reading

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The current people and future content of TME

The crowdfunding campaign to support this blog has reached the first goal: maintaining the basic infrastructure that keeps the lights on. Woohoo! The next goal? Supporting the people who work hard to bring you interesting content. Who are we? We are researchers, … Continue reading

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Help us build an independent future for The Molecular Ecologist

Back at the beginning of the year, I laid out a plan for community support of The Molecular Ecologist — today, after two busy months, I’m excited to announce that we’re finally launching the first stage of that plan, a crowdfunding … Continue reading

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New faces: Elin Videvall

This week we’re pleased to welcome a big group of new contributors to the blog. By way of introduction, I asked each of them to answer a few quick questions about him- or herself. —Jeremy Who am I? Elin Videvall, … Continue reading

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