Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module: 10854-HS2019

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. PDFs of the papers are accessible through the ILIAS system.

  • Time: unless specified otherwise, every Monday, at 11:15
  • Place: seminar room D110, Baltzerstr. 6
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

16.09.2019 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
23.09.2019 Dr. Garett Hellenthal, Genetics Institute, University College London, UK
Identifying and dating historical admixture and selection in modern humans
30.09.2019 Dr. Oscar Lao, National Center of Genomic Analysis, Barcelona, Spain
Natural programming in the field of population genomics​​​​​​​
07.10.2019 Prof. Olivier Delaneau, Dept. of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne
Accurate and scalable haplotype and genotype imputation
14.10.2019 Dr. Josephine Daub
Beyond synthetic lethality: Multiple mechanisms can explain genetic interactions within childhood cancer
21.10.2019 JC: Aysha Fehmoon and Priyanka Nagabhushana. Chen et al (2019) Allele frequency dynamics in a pedigreed natural population. Sup. G. Heckel.
28.10.2019 JC: Volter Paukku. Hiltunen et al (2019) Maintenance of High Genome Integrity over Vegetative Growth in the Fairy-Ring Mushroom Marasmius oreades. Sup. L. Bosshard
04.11.2019 JC: Dona Lerena. Pagel et al (2019) A.Dominant words rise to the top by positive frequency dependent selection. Sup. N. Marchi.
11.11.2019 JC: Mauro Werder and Saskia Perret-Gentil. Eralsan et al (2019) Deep learning: new computational modelling techniques for genomics. Sup. L. Excoffier
18.11.2019 Dr. Matthieu Foll, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO),Lyon France
A multi-omics study of spatial and temporal tumor evolution in thoracic cancers with clinical implications.
25.11.2019 JC: Thibault Schowing and Rares Cristea. Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome. Sup. L. Bosshard.
02.12.2019 JC: Jacqueline Wyss and Loraine Schwander, Aris-Brosou et al. (2019) Direct Evidence of an Increasing Mutational Load in Humans. Sup. L. Excoffier
09.12.2019 Prof. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas , Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne
Some insights into the peopling of Bronze Age Europe from ancient DNA
16.12.2019 JCMilos Drobnjakovic. Kelleher et al. (2019) JC: Inferring whole-genome histories in large population datasets. Sup. S. Peischl.
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here