Summer Term 2015


03.03.15 - Beatriz Vicoso (IST Austria, A)

Numerous transitions of sex chromosomes in dipteran insects.


10.03.15 - Stefan Thurner (Medical Univ. of Vienna, A)

What are complex systems and how to tackle them? Examples from the Life-, Social-, and Physical sciences.


17.03.15 - Nick Barton (IST Austria, A)

How can we find selected loci? Abstract


24.03.15 - Jeffrey Jensen (EPFL, CH)

On quantifying the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations – an experimental approach. Abstract


07.04.15 - Kirsten Bomblies (Harvard Univ., USA)

Meiotic adaptation to whole genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa.


14.04.15 - Sarah Otto (Univ. of British Columbia, CAN)

Conflict between the genomes:  evolution with opposing selection at haploid and diploid life stages. Abstract


21.04.15 - Giorgio Bertorelle (Univ. of Ferrara, IT)

Microsatellites in toads and millions of reads in bears: estimating evolutionary relevant parameters during a methodological transition.


28.04.15 - William Hill (Univ. of Edinburgh, UK)

Polygenic traits may be complex, but their variance is (mostly) additive.


05.05.15 - Cristina Vieira-Heddi (Laboratoire de Biometrie et Biologie Evolutive, CNRS, FR)

Transposable elements activation (or not) in drosophila inter and intra specific hybrids.


07.05.15, 11:00 - impromptu seminar at HS M, building HA!
Stéphane Ronsseray (CNRS - University Pierre et Marie CURIE)
Epigenetic repression of mobile DNA by small RNAs in fly.


12.05.15 - Walter Salzburger (Univ. of Basel, CH)

Evolution in Darwin’s Dreamponds: The adaptive radiations of cichlid fishes in East Africa.


CANCELLED!! 19.05.15 - Laurent Keller (University of Lausanne, CH)
Alternative social organisation under the control of a social chromosome in ants.


26.05.15 - Joseph Terwilliger (Columbia Univ., USA)

What we know, what we don't know, how we know what we know, and why we don't know what we don't know.


02.06.15 - Antonio Marco (Univ. of Essex, UK)

On mothers, flies and microRNAs.


09.06.15 - Gianni Liti (Inst. for Research on Cancer and Aging, Nice, F)

Population genomics and complex traits in yeast.



15.06.15, 11:00 - impromptu seminar at library (building HA)
Serghei Mangul (UCLA, USA)
Dumpster Diving: Finding the source of every last read. Abstract


16.06.15 - Sara Via (Univ. of Maryland, USA)
Mechanisms of genomic isolation during ecological speciation-with-gene-flow.... and beyond. Abstract


23.06.15 - Rhonda Snook (Univ. of Sheffield, UK)

The environmental genomics of thermal stress.


24.06.15, 11:00 - impromptu seminar at library (building HA) Sagi Snir (University of Haifa, Israel)
A Universal PaceMaker as a Better Explanation of Genome Evolution. Abstract


30.06.15 - Frank Chan (Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, GER)
Genetic and genomic dissection of complex adaptive traits in mice and fish.


17.07.15, 11:00 - impromptu seminar at library (building HA) Paula Tataru (Aarhus University)
Beta distribution with spikes approach.



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