Previous seminars

Fall 2022

19.09.2022  Allocation of presentations
JC: Flavia Schlichta
Tam et al. (2019) Benefits and limitations of genomewide association studies. Nat. Rev. Genet. 20:467-484
03.10.2022 JC: Rafel al Doori
Barber et al. (2022) Anti-bat ultrasound production in moths is globally and phylogenetically widespread. PNAS 119:e2117485119. Sup. LE

Prof. Amy Goldberg. Duke University (USA)

Evolutionary perspectives on malaria over historical timescales


Dr. Tim Vaughn. ETHZ
Phylodynamics in Action: Using genomes and computers to understand COVID-19 outbreaks

24.10.2022 JC: Benjamin Juhl

Jay et al. (2022) Sheltering of deleterious mutations explains the stepwise extension of recombination suppression on sex chromosomes and other supergenes. PLoS Biology. 20: e3001698. Sup: SP

31.10.2022 JC: Nuschin Renas
Witt et al. (2022)  Apportioning archaic variants among modern populations. Phil. Trans. B 377:20200411. Sup. SdSO

07.11.2022 Prof. Roman Arguello, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne

Evolutionary diversification of the olfactory system in flies

14.11.2022 JC: Honghong Fang
Deng et al. (2021) The distribution of waiting distances in ancestral recombination graphs TPB. 141:34-43. Sup. SS

21.11.2022 JC: Jerome Frei
Novembre et al. (2008) Genes mirror geography within Europe. Nature 456:98-101. Sup. NM

28.11.2022 Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne

Natural selection in the hourglass pattern of animal Evo-Devo

05.12.2022 JC: Sheila Christen

Robinson et al. (2022) The critically endangered vaquita is not doomed to extinction by inbreeding depression. Science  376:635-639. Sup: GH


Dr. Philine Feulner, Department Fish Ecology & Evolution, EAWAG & Prof. Rob Waterhouse, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Lausanne

A genome atlas of European biodiversity: introducing the European reference genome atlas (ERGA) initiative


Dr. Joana Meier, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge (UK)

Rapid speciation facilitated by admixture

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