Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module on KSL: 10854-HS2022-0
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, Baltzerstrasse 6
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

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

(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