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.
Dr. Jerome Kelleher, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford
Inferring the ancestry of everyone
30.03.2020 Anton Labutin, CMPG, IEE, University of Berne
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
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
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
Making a microbiome: ecological and evolutionary forces shaping the gut microbiome of wild mammals
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
The list of papers for the JC can be found on Ilias here