Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module: 10854-FS2017-0

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.

  • Time: unless specified otherwise, every Monday, at 11:15
  • Place: seminar room C159, IEE, Baltzerstr. 6, third floor
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

19.2.2018 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
26.2.2018 Nina Marchi, CMPG
Impacts of cultural behaviors on the genetic diversity of human populations from Inner Asia
05.3.2018 JC: Angela Minnameyer Rapid adaptive evolution in novel environments acts as an architect of population range expansion
Supervisor: Kim Gilbert
12.3.2018 Dr. Christine Grossen, University of Zurich
Fate of deleterious mutations in severely bottlenecked Alpine ibex
19.3.2018 Fernando Racimo, University of Copenhagen
Detecting polygenic adaptation and single-locus selection using admixture graphs
26.3.2018 JC: Guy-Alain Schnidrig Supervised machine learning for populations genetics: a new paradigm
Supervisor: Alexandre Gouy
09.4.2018 Dr. Benjamin Peter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Genetic landscapes reveal how human genetic diversity aligns with geography
JC: Elie Tieche Detecting evolutionary forces in language change
Supervisor: Matteo Tomasini
23.4.2018 JC: Tobias Böni Runs of homozygosity: windows into population history and trait architecture
Supervisor: Nina Marchi
30.4.2018 Dr. Wolfram Möbius, Living Systems Institute and College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter
Evolutionary dynamics meets geometrical optics: How isolated features in the habitat shape genetic diversity during range expansions for long times and at large distances
15h15, room D110
Dr. Roman Biek, University of Glasgow
Unraveling pathogen transmission in structured host populations
JC: Joana Rechsteiner Determining the factors driving selective effects of new nonsynonymous mutations
Supervisor: Kim Gilbert
14.5.2018 JC: Electine Magoye Deeply divergent archaic mitochondrial genome provides lower time boundary for African gene flow into Neanderthals
Supervisor: Nina Marchi
28.5.2018 Dr. Isabel Alves, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto/l'institut du thorax, Nantes
The role of gene expression in buffering the effects of potentially harmful variation
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here