Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module on KSL: 10854-FS2024-0
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: Baltzerstrasse 4, Zellbiologie, Hörraum C159, 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
19.02.2024  Introduction
JC: Dr. Stefan Strütt

Smith et al. (2023) Dispersal inference from population genetic variation using a convolutional neural network. Genetics.

04.03.2023  Prof. Cosimo Posth, University of Tübingen, Germany

The genomic landscape of Europe before the advent of farming



18.03.2024  Dr. Lucy van Dorp, University College London, UK
Tracking zoonotic pathogens in space and time

25.03.2024 JC: Patric Aellen

Zhou et al. (2022) 80 million years of rapid evolution of theprimate Y chromosome. NatEcolEvol. Sup: AK

08.04.2024 Dr. Stéphane Peyrégne, MPI Leipzig, Germany

Dissecting Denisovan Ancestry in present-day people with a new high coverage Denisovan genome

15.04.2024 JC: Sandra Riverendo

Couce et al. (2024) Changing fitness effects of mutations through long-term bacterial evolution. Science. Sup: SP

22.04.2024 Dr. Moritz Muschick, EAWAG, Lucerne

Diversity in time and space - paleogenomics and lake sediment records inform evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation

29.04.2024 JC: Ramona Bruderer

Kuderna et al. (2023) Identification of constrained sequence elements across 239 primate genomes. Nature. Sup: LE

06.05.2024 JC: Janis Steiner

Irving-Pease et al. (2024) The selection landscape and genetic legacy of ancient Eurasians. Nature. Sup: SO

13.05.2024 Dr. Marcel Keller, University of Bern

A Refined Phylochronology of the Second Plague Pandemic in Western Eurasia

20.05.2024 Dr. Kevin Korfmann, TU Munich, Germany

ARG-Informed Parameter Inference using Deep Learning Methods

Dr. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva

Adaptive immunity in humans: evolutionary aspects

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