Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module: 10854-HS2018-0

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, Baltzerstr. 4
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

18.02.2019 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
25.02.2019 Hira Imeri, IBU, University of Bern
Exploring the effects of demographic misspecification on the accuracy of machine learning methods in population genetics.
04.03.2019 JC: Alexandre Gouy. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Convolutional Neural Networks in Population Genetic Inference.
Sup. : Laurent Excoffier
11.03.2019 JC: Brina Lopez Gfeller. Limits of long-term selection against Neandertal introgression.
Sup. : Alexandre Gouy
18.03.2019 JC: Anton Labutin. Holobiont suture zones: Parasite evidence across the European house mouse hybrid zone.
Sup. : Gerald Heckel
25.03.2019 JC: Guy-Alain Schnidrig. Linking a mutation to survival in wild mice.
Sup. : Stephan Peischl
01.04.2019 Pr. Katie Peichel, IEE, University of Bern
Chromosome evolution in sticklebacks.
08.04.2019 Pr. Brian Charlesworth, University of Edinburgh, UK
Associative overdominance and patterns of variability in low recombination genomic regions.
15.04.2019 Dr Daniel Berner, Evolutionary Biology, University of Basel
Polygenic adaptation - insights from stickleback fish.
29.04.2019 Dr Frederic Austerlitz, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
Inference of past historical events using ABC and MCMC methods on population genomics data sets. Applications to human populations.
06.05.2019 JC: Joana Rechsteiner.
Sup. : Stephan Peischl
13.05.2019 JC: Tobias Böni, Direct estimation of mutations in great apes reconciles phylogenetic dating.
Sup. : Fanny Pouyet
20.05.2019 Dr Florence Debarre, Sorbonne-Université, Paris, France
Population control using gene drives: theoretical insights.
27.05.2019 TBA
(Room C159)
Pr Serena Tucci, Yale Uniersity, USA
The genetic legacy of archaic hominin admixture.
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here