Population Genetics Seminar and Journal Club (Kolloqium in Populationsgenetik) Teaching module: 10854-FS2014-0

Local or invited speakers present their work or reviews of a particular topic in the field of Population Genetics. Journal club sessions are integrated into the seminar, and attending students are required to read the papers in advance before each session. PDFs of the papers are accessible through the ILIAS system.

Note that this seminar series is coupled with the Lecture Series and Journal Club to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology offered by the MSc in Bioinformatics.

  • Time: unless specified otherwise, every Monday, at 11:15
  • Place: seminar room C159, Baltzerstr. 4, first floor
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

Below is the list of forthcoming events. We also maintain a list of previous speakers for that seminar.

17.02.14 Introduction to Journal Club and Seminar Series
24.02.14 Prof. Gilles Guillot, Technical University of Denmark
Models and algorithms to integrate spatial information in genetic ecology
10.03.14 Journal club
Genome Patterns of Selection and Introgression of Haplotypes in Natural Populations of the House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Staubach et al. 2013 Plos Genetics
Presenter: Moritz Hilty / Supervisor:
17.03.14 Journal club
Life history trade-offs at a single locus maintain sexually selected genetic variation
Johnston et al. 2013 Nature
Presenter: Ana Bermúdez / Supervisor:
24.03.14 Journal club
Genome dynamics during experimental evolution
Barrick and Lenski 2013 NRG
Presenter: Lars Bosshard / Supervisor: LE
31.03.14 Dr Maria Warnefors, CIG, University of Lausanne
The evolution of mammalian gene expression
07.04.14 Dr Florian Altermatt, Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Diversity patterns and dispersal processes in riverine metacommunities
14.04.14 Journal club
Neandertal papers
Prüfer et al. 2013 Nature
Sankararaman et al. 2013 Nature
Presenter: Isabel Alves / Supervisor: LE & VS
21.04.14 EASTER (no seminar)
28.04.14 Dr Aida Andrés, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
Persistent polymorphism: the role of selection in maintaining advantageous diversity in humans
05.05.14 Prof. Thomas Wiehe, University of Cologne
Coalescent trees and induced subtrees
12.05.14 Dr Sebastien Wielgoss, ETH Zurich
Small changes with large effects: deciphering the molecular basis of evolutionary change in experimental and natural settings with bacteria
19.05.14 Journal club
Loss and Recovery of Genetic Diversity in Adapting Populations of HIV
Pennings et al. 2013 Plos Genetics
Presenter: Joy Lachat / Supervisor: SP
26.05.14 Journal club
Exonic Transcription Factor Binding Directs Codon Choice and Affects Protein Evolution
Stergachis et al. 2013 Science
Presenter: Adrien Foucal / Supervisor: SP
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