Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module on KSL: 10854-HS2023-0
Seminar schedule on ILIAS with 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, IEE, Baltzerstrasse 6, 1st floor
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics
18.09.2023  Allocation of presentations
Flavia Schlichta JC on "Inbreeding depression explains killer whale population dynamics" by Kardos et al. (2023) Nature Ecology and Evolution Sup: LE
02.10.2023 Sandra Reverendo JC on "A unique Toxoplasma gondii haplotype accompanied the global expansion of cats" by Galal et al. (2023) Nature Comm. Sup: GH

Dr. Loic Marrec, IEE, University of Bern
Evolutionary dynamics in subdivided populations

16.10.2023  Dr. Magdalena Bohutinska, IEE, University of Bern
Genomic basis of repeated adaptation varies with divergence in Arabidopsis (and other species)!

23.10.2023 Dr. Stephan Schiffels, MPI Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Spatial inference of population structure and prehistoric human mobility from ancient and modern genomes

30.10.2023 Dr. Alexander Sang-Jae Suh, Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum, Uppsala University

Programmed DNA elimination - a bird's eye view

06.11.2023 Giulia Capella JC on "Northwest African Neolithic initiated by migrants from Iberia and Levant" by Simoes et al. (2023) Nature. Sup:AK

13.11.2023 Ji Yun JC on "A null model for the distribution of fitness effects of mutations" by Cotto and day (2023) PNAS. Sup: SP

20.11.2023 Prof. Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

 Global patterns of genome diversity across the primate radiation

27.11.2023 Laura (Ilya) Dziomber, IPS, University of Bern

 From Past to Present: Tracing vegetation dynamics in the Swiss Alps with the help of paleoecology and ancient DNA

04.12.2023 Sidney Friedrich  JC on "Whole-genome sequencing reveals a complex African population demographic history and signatures of local adaptation" by Fan et al. (2023) Cell. Sup: NM

11.12.2023 Zhihui Wang JC on "Selection against admixture and gene regulatory divergence in a long-term primate field study" by Vilgalys et al. (2023) Science. Sup. SdSO
Roman Schwob JC on "Genomic inference of a severe human bottleneck during the Early to Middle Pleistocene transition" by Hu et al. (2023) Science Sup: LE

(emails can be found on our web page)
NM: Nina Marchi
SP: Stephan Peischl
SdSO: Sandra Da Silva Oliveira
SS: Stefan Struett
AK: Adamandia Kapopoulou
GH: Gerald Heckel
LE: Laurent Excoffier
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here