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: Stephan Peischl

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

18.09.17 Introduction to Journal Club and Seminar Series
25.09.17 Victor Sousa, cE3c – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisboa
Learning the evolutionary history from genomes
02.10.17 JC: Till Meyer Zu Westram, Ecological speciation of bacteriophage lambda in allopatry and sympatry
Supervisor: MS
09.10.17 JC: Schwarz Kyriakos Alexandros, Soft Sweeps are the Dominant Mode of Adaptation in the Human Genome
Supervisor: SP
16.10.17 JC: Sandra Grünig, Signatures of Archaic Adaptive Introgression in Present-Day Human Populations
Supervisor: AG
23.10.17 JC: Imeri Hira, Next step in the ongoing arms race between myxoma virus and wild rabbits in Australia is a novel disease phenotype
Supervisor: GH
30.10.17 JC: Shushan Toneyan, Estimating the human mutation rate from autozygous segments reveals population differences in human mutational processes
Supervisor: FP
06.11.17 JC: Judith Bergadà Pijuan Identifying genetic variants that affect viability in large cohorts 
Supervisor: KG
13.11.17 John Pannell, University of Lausanne
Evolution of plant populations subject to colonisation and range expansions
20.11.17 Sylvain Glemin, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Effective population size, efficacy of selection and the mutation load

27.11.17 Melanie Hiltbrunner, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

Genomics of Tula hantavirus evolution in central Europe

04.12.17 Hannes Svardal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
Lake Malawi cichlids: consecutive adaptive radiations linked by (adaptive) gene flow
11.12.17 JC: Sara Kasraian Fard, Worldwide patterns of human epigenetic variation

Supervisor: SP

18.12.17 JC: Jose Luis Reis, Genomic Response to Selection for Predatory Behavior in a Mammalian Model of Adaptive Radiation

Supervisor: GH

The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here