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 D110, 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.

17.09.2018 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
24.09.2018 JC: Till Meyer zu Westram. Dechasaux et al (2018) Depicting the composition of gut microbiota in a population with varied ethnic origins but shared geography. Nature Medicine.
Sup. : Lars Bosshard
01.10.2018 JC: Gabriel Zala. Plomion et al. (2018) Oak genome reveals facets of long lifespan. Nature Plants.
Sup. : Gerald Heckel
08.10.2018 JC: Bastien Monney. Vazquez et al. (2018) A Zombie LIF Gene in Elephants Is Upregulated by TP53 to Induce Apoptosis in Response to DNA. Cell Reports.
Sup. : Laurent Excoffier
15.10.2018 Jérémy Choin, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Reconstructing the genetic history of Melanesian Islanders: Implication for human evolution and health
22.10.2018 JC: Anna parker. Browning et al. (2018) Analysis of Human Sequence Data Reveals Two Pulses of Archaic Denisovan Admixture. Cell.
Sup. : Alexandre Gouy
29.10.2018 Dr. Miguel Arenas, University of Vigo, Spain
Deciphering migration routes with approximate Bayesian computation based on spatially-explicit computer simulations
05.11.2018 Dr. Julien Dutheil & Gustavo Barroso, MPI Plön, Germany
Population genetics with complete genomes: new developments of the sequentially Markov coalescent
12.11.2018 JC: Hong Phuoc Dong. The demographic history and mutational load of African hunter-gatherers and farmers (2018) Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Sup. : Nina Marchi.
19.11.2018 JC: Todor Gitchev. Robert et al. (2018) Mutation dynamics and fitness effects followed in single cells. Science.
Sup. : Jessica Ploucain.
26.11.2018 JC: Mario Moser. Huber et al. (2018) Gene expression drives the evolution of dominance. Nature Comm. 
Sup. : Kim Gilbert
Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Gagnaire, University of Montpellier, France

Inferring the history of speciation from phased genome sequences

17.12.2018 Dr. Paul Verdu, Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France
Parallel studies of genetic and linguistic diversities: reconstructing the biological and cultural histories of human populations
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here