Seminar & events

Seminar and journal club in Population genetics and Bioinformatics

Teaching module on KSL: 10854-HS2020-0
Teaching module on ILIAS

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: The CMPG Seminar and journal club series will now be given as zoom-only ((zoom link is available on Ilias web page)
  • Contact: Laurent Excoffier

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

14.09.2020 Introduction to the Seminar and Journal Club and allocation of presentations
JC: Adamantia Kapopoulou. Severin et al. (2020) Gender and other potential biases in peer review: cross-sectional analysis of 38 250 external peer review reports BMJ Open
28.09.2020 JC: Tobias Böni. Esteller-Cucala et al. (2020) Genomic analysis of the natural history of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder using Neanderthal and ancient Homo sapiens samples. Scientific Reports . Sup: NM
05.10.2020 JC: Anton Labutin Düx et al. (2020) Measles virus and rinderpest virus divergence dated to the sixth century BCE. Science. Sup. GH.
12.10.2020 Dr. Mathias Currat, Anthropology Unit, University of Geneva
Hybridization and introgression during the range expansion of European wildcats in the Jura Mountains
19.10.2020 JC: Iris. Tellis et al (2020) Selection against archaic hominin genetic variation in regulatory regions . Nat Ecol. Evol. Sup: LE
26.10.2020 JC: Ivan . Teixeira and Huber (2020) Dismantling a dogma: the inflated significance of neutral genetic diversity in conservation genetics. bioRxiv. Sup. AM
JC: Flavia Schlichta  Jasper and Yeaman (2020) Local adaptation can cause both peaks and troughs in nucleotide diversity within populations. Sup. RMD
09.11.2020 Xuejing Wang. CMPG
Effects of demography and mutation load on multiple islands after 10,000 generations of isolation
16.11.2020 JC: Sabrina. Galtier and Rousselle (2020) How much does Ne vary among species? Genetics. Sup: SP
23.11.2020 Brina Lopez Gfeller, CMPG
Assessment of human health in ancient Europeans
30.11.2020 Julia Lanner. Institute for Integrative Nature Conservation Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)
 Investigations on colonization pathways and ecological factors promoting the invasion of the Asian wild bee species, Megachile sculpturalis, in Europe.
07.12.2020 Dr. Reto Büri and Dave Lutgen, Swiss Ornithlogical Institute, Sempach
Genomics of hybridization, speciation, and phenotypic evolution in wheatears: first results
AM: Antoine Moinet
GH: Gerald Heckel
LE: Laurent Excoffier
NM: Nina Marchi
SP: Stephan Peischl

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