Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module on KSL: 10854-HS2021-0
Seminar schedule on ILIAS with zoom connection link and PDFs

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.

  • Time: unless specified otherwise, every Monday, at 11:15
  • Place: Room D110, Baltzerstrasse 6 (zoom link available on Ilias web page)
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

COVID certificate requirements
Covid certificates are now required for all participants. Students without a valid covid-certificate should not to attend. They will have access to seminar and Journal Club by live zoom transmission (web link available on Ilias)

Below is the list of forthcoming events. We also maintain a list of previous seminars.

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

(emails can be found on our web page)
AM: Antoine Moinet
GH: Gerald Heckel
LE: Laurent Excoffier
NM: Nina Marchi
RMD: Remi Matthey-Dret
AK: Adamandia Kapopoulou
SP: Stephan Peischl

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