Previous seminars

Spring 2022

21.02.2022  Allocation of presentations
Journal Club: Antoine Roulin (Marnetto et al. 2022 Current Biology)
Ancestral genomic contributions to complex traits in contemporary European Sup. NM
07.03.2022  Journal Club:  Qin-Dong Tang.  (Novo et al. 2022 PLoS Genetics) 
The estimates of effective population size based on linkage disequilibrium are virtually unaffected by natural selection. Sup. SP

Xuejing Wang. PhD progress presentation.

Demographic history and genomic consequences of 10,000 generations of isolation of Orkney voles

21.03.2022 Journal Club: Anton Labutin. (Monroe et al. 2022 Nature) 
Mutation bias reflects natural selection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Sup. KG.

28.03.2022 Journal Club: Thomas von Graffenried (Campbell-Staton et al. 2022 Science) 
Ivory poaching and the rapid evolution of tusklessness in African elephants. Sup. GH.
04.04.2022  Stefan Struett. Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Köln, Germany

Identifying and estimating shifts from outcrossing to selfing

11.04.2022 Dr. Benjamin Peter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

A geometric relationship of F2, F3 and F4-statistics with Principal Component Analysis

25.04.2022 Dr. Sandra Oliveira, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, germany

 Human genomic variation across the Holocene in Wallacea

02.05.2022 Prof. Roman Arguello, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne

Evolutionary diversification of the olfactory system in flies


09.05.2022 Dr. Tristan Cumer, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne

Genomic tales: Neutral and adaptive history of the barn owl in the western Palearctic

16.05.2022 Dr. Yannis Michalakis, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France
Living with a scattered genome: multipartite viruses and the genomic integrity cost


Dr. Pavlos Pavlidis, Institute of Computer Science, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (ZOOM seminar only)

Simulations in genetics: Gene Regulatory Networks and spatial processes


Dr. Martin Petr, GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (ZOOM seminar only)
A framework for simulating spatio-temporal population genomic data on real geographic landscapes

Fall 2021

20.09.2021  Allocation of presentations
 Journal Club: Anna Räss

21-Coll Macia et al. Different historical generation intervals in human populations inferred from Neanderthal fragment lengths and mutation signatures. Sup: NM

04.10.2021  Journal Club: Anita Schmid

21- Kerner et al. Human ancient DNA analyses reveal the high burden of tuberculosis in Europeans over the last 2,000 years. Sup: AK

11.10.2021 Dr. Jerome Kelleher (Zoom), Big Data Institute, Oxford University, UK (ZOOM seminar only)

A unified genealogy of modern and ancient genomes

18.10.2021 Dr. Jens Blöcher, University of Mainz, Germany (in presence seminar)

Palaeogenomics and European pre-history

25.10.2021 Dr. José Melo-Ferreira, CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Portugal   (in presence seminar)

To change, or not to change: repeated evolution of seasonal coat colour polymorphism


Dr. Milan Malinsky, IEE, Uni. Bern    TBA  (in presence seminar)

Evolution of genomes and recombination rates

08.11.2021 Journal Club : Célestin Luisier

21 Patton et al. A transmissible cancer shifts from emergence to endemism in Tasmanian devils. Sup: GH

15.11.2021 Prof. Katja Nowick, Free University, Berlin, Germany  (in presence seminar)

Evolution of gene regulatory differences in primates

22.11.2021 Dr. Ana Y. Morales-Arce, IEE, Uni. Bern   (in presence seminar)

Computational approaches for within-host population genetics of human pathogens.

29.11.2021 Journal Club: Marta Fernandez-Freire

21-Cheng and Kirkpatrick Molecular evolution and the decline of purifying selection with age. Sup: LE

06.12.2021 Journal Club: Angélique Rüfenacht

79- Gould and Lewontin The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme. Sup: SP

13.12.2021 Written exam

Dr. Martin Petr, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark  (in presence seminar)   

A framework for simulating spatio-temporal population genomic data on a real geographic landscape

CANCELED (postponed to next semester) due to COVID

Spring 2021

22.02.2021  Allocation of presentations
 Dr. Rémi Matthey-Doret, CMPG
Plasticity via feedback reduces the cost of developmental instability.
08.03.2021  JC: Brina Lopez Gfeller. Albers and McVean. (2020) Dating genomic variants and shared ancestry in population-scale sequencing data. Sup: AK
15.03.2021  JC: Tobias Böni Wang et al. (2020) Tracking human population structure through time from whole genome sequences. PLOS Genetics. Sup. LE
Anton Labutin, CMPG
Species-like behaviour of parapatric European hantaviruses in a single host lineage
29.03.2021 JC: Qindong Tang. Erikkson et al (2021) The effect of the recombination rate between adaptive loci on the capacity of a population to expand its range. AmNat. Sup: AM
12.04.2021 Prof. Jeffrey Jensen, Arizona State University -- Exceptionally the talk is at 16h30

A further consideration of the effects of deleterious mutations on patterns of genetic variabilility

Dr. Simone Rubinacci
Genotype imputation methods for SNP arrays and low coverage sequencing datasets
26.04.2021 Dr. Lounès Chikhi, Evolution & Diversité Biologique, CNRS, Toulouse, France and  Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência, Lisbon, Portugal
Demographic inference under the n-island model and possible applications to humans and lemurs
03.05.2021 JC: Flavia Schlichta. Fortes-Lima and Verdu (2021) Complex genetic admixture histories reconstructed with Approximate Bayesian Computation. MolEcolResources. Sup: NM
10.05.2021 JC: Xuejing Wang. Jay et al (2021) Mutation load at mimicry supergene sheds new light on the evolution of inversion polymorhisms. Nature Genetics. Sup: SP
Qindong Tang, CMPG
Bird radiation under cryptic morphology