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 D348, 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.

20.02.17 Introduction to Journal Club and Seminar Series
27.02.17 JC. Alexandre Gouy. Kousathanas et al. (2017)  Inferring Heterozygosity from Ancient and Low Coverage Genomes Genetics 205:317-332
06.03.17 Dr. Konrad Lohse, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh
Mirages and fruit flies in the desert revisited – towards model-based genomic maps of post-divergence gene-flow
13.03.17 Dr. Zoltan Kutalik, University of Lausanne
The interplay between genetic predisposition and lifestyle impacting human lifespan and obesity
20.03.17 JC: Melanie Hiltbrunner,  Weiss-Lehmanet al. (2017). Rapid trait evolution drives increased speed and variance in experimental range expansions. Nat Comm 8:14303. Supervisor: Lars
27.03.17 Dr. Guillaume Achaz. ENS, Paris, France
The strange case of the standard neutral model: when, what and why
03.04.17 Dr Ophélie Ronce, University of Montpellier, France
Mathematical models for the evolution of range shifts under climate change
10.04.17 Dr Erik Postma, University of Zurich
Of mice and men: Predicting evolution in a changing environment
24.04.17 JC: Noëlle Klein. Forsberg et al. (2017) Mosaicism in health and disease - clones picking up speed. Nat Rev Genet 18, 128-142. Supervisor. Fanny
28.04.17 @ 16:00
Extra seminar
Dr. Jessica Plucain. ETH Zurich
Genetic bases of the emergence of phenotypical innovations in E. coli and M. xanthus
01.05.17 Dr. Sara Lipshutz, Tulane University, USA 
Hybridization between sex-role reversed tropical shorebirds
08.05.17 Prof.Leslie Turner, University of Bath, UK
Genetic mechanisms of speciation in house mice: functional genomics of hybrid male sterility in natural populations
15.05.17 JC: Marco Felber. Fu et al. (2016) The genetic history of Ice Age Europe. Nature  534:200–205. Supervisor: Simon
22.05.17 Prof. Tanja Schwander, University of Lausanne. 
Gene expression and evolutionary rate changes after parallel evolution of asexuality in stick insects
29.05.17 JC: Till Meyer. Wolf and Ellegren (2017) Making sense of genomic islands of differentiation in light of speciation. Nat Rev Genet 18, 87-100. Supervisor: Kim.
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here