Population Genetics Seminar and Journal Club (Kolloqium in Populationsgenetik) Teaching module: 10854-HS2014-0

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 D110, Baltzerstr. 6, first floor
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

15.09.14 Introduction to Journal Club and Seminar Series
22.09.14 Dr Stefan Laurent, EPFL
Identifying adaptive regulatory mutations in the absence of phenotypic information
29.09.14 Dr Michael Blum, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Genome scans for detecting footprints of local adaptation: embracing the post-Fst era
06.10.14 Journal club
Genomic surveillance elucidates Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak
Gire et al. 2014 Science
Presenter: Eman Hamza / Supervisor: Gerald Heckel
13.10.14 Dr Richard Neher, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Genetic diversity in rapidly adapting populations and predictability of evolution
20.10.14 Dr Susanne Pfeifer, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna, Austria
Recombination and selection in the chimpanzee genome
27.10.14 Dr Cedric Simillion, Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit, University of Bern
Avoiding the pitfalls of gene set enrichment analysis with SetRank
03.11.14 Journal club
Reanalysis suggests that genomic islands of speciation are due to reduced diversity, not reduced gene flow
Cruickshank et al. 2014 Molecular Ecology
Presenter: David Marques / Supervisor: Vitor Sousa
10.11.14 Journal club
Evidence for Mito-Nuclear and Sex-Linked Reproductive Barriers between the Hybrid Italian Sparrow and Its Parent Species
Trier et al. 2014 Plos Genetics
Presenter: Emmanuel Dubuisson / Supervisor: Gerald Heckel
17.11.14 Journal club
Altitude adaptation in Tibetans caused by introgression of Denisovan-like DNA
Huerta-Sanchez et al. 2014 Nature
Presenter: Daniel Probst / Supervisor: Isabel Alves
24.11.14 Journal club
Sympatric Speciation in a Bacterial Endosymbiont Results in Two Genomes with the Functionality of One
Van Leuven et al. 2014 Cell
Presenter: Jeremie Projer / Supervisor: Stephan Peischl
01.12.14 Alex Cagan, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Nice rats, Nasty rats: Towards the genetic basis of tameness and aggression
08.12.14 Journal club
The Hologenomic Basis of Speciation: Gut Bacteria Cause Hybrid Lethality in the Genus Nasonia - Speciation by symbiosis
Brucker and Bordenstein 2012 (TREE) & 2013 (Science)
Presenter: Manuel Ruch & Fredy Siegrist / Supervisor: Laurent Excoffier
15.12.14 Prof. Adam Eyre-Walker, University of Sussex
Geographic and genomic features that affect the rate of evolution
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