Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module: 10854-FS2020-0

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 C159, Baltzerstr. 4
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

17.02.2020 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
Dr. Antoine Moinet, CMPG, IEE, University of Berne
Complex networks in biology
02.03.2020 Brina Lopez Gfeller, JC
Chen et al. 2020. Identifying and Interpreting Apparent Neanderthal Ancestry in African Individuals. Sup: N. Marchi
09.03.2020 Adrian Metry, JC
Rosandic et al. 2019. Novel look at DNA and life—Symmetry as evolutionary forcing. Sup: A. Thiéry
16.03.2020 Stephanie Walker, JC
Matute et al. 2020. Rapid and Predictable Evolution of Admixed Populations Between Two Drosophila Species Pairs. Sup: S. Peischl.
23.03.2020 Dr.Stephan Peischl. Interfacultary Bioinformatics Unit. University of Berne.
Evolution on expanding wave fronts
30.03.2020 Anton Labutin, CMPG, IEE, University of Berne
Host genetic factors associated with the range limit of European hantavirus “species” 
06.04.2020  Prof. François Balloux, Dept. of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, UCL, UK Reconstructing the spread of bacterial mobile elements in space and time
Replaced by 
Qindong Tang, CMPG, IEE
Cryptic diversification along the speciation continuum in the pale sand martin Riparia diluta
20.04.2020 Tobias Böni, JC
Spence and Song. 2019. Inference and analysis of population-specific fine-scale recombination maps across 26 diverse human populations. Sup. L. Excoffier
27.04.2020 Prof. Stephan Schiffels. MPI for the Science of Human History, Jenna, Germany
Replaced by 
Prof. François Balloux, Dept. of Genetics, Environment and Evolution, UCL, UK
Emergence and apportionment of genomic diversity in SARS-Cov-2, the agent of the Covid19 pandemia
04.05.2020 Guy-Alain Schnidrig and Joana Rechsteiner, CMPG, IEE, University of Berne
MSc theses presentations
11.05.2020 Dr. Sarah Knowles  Department of Zoology, University of Oxford 
Replaced by 
JC Xuejing Wang
Walsh et al. 2020 Synonymous codon substitutions perturb cotranslational protein folding in vivo and impair cell fitness. PNAS
18.05.2020 Dr. José Melo-Ferreira, CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto
To change, or not to change: repeated evolution of seasonal coat colour polymorphism


25.05.2020 Dr. Mathias Currat, Anthropology Unit, University of Geneva
Hybridization and introgression during the range expansion of European wildcats in the Jura Mountains


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