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October 2021: PhD retreat

After the pandemic forced us to skip last year's retreat, we decided to seize our 100% vaccination status to spend two days at the huts of Feuerkogel (Upper Austria). We had small group workshops, enjoyed some hiking (despite very uninviting weather) and comforting mountain food at 1600m elevation. It was great to catch up on research and friendships after the long break - finally face to face!

September 2021: PhD defense

Congratulations to Anna Maria Langmüller (Schlötterer group) on successfully defending her thesis "The detection of temperature-dependent fitness effects with Evolve and Resequence experiments".

September 2021: PopGen Hike

We enjoyed a hike among the "Vienna Woods" with wonderful weather. After a long time with no social activities due to the pandemic, it was a special treat to spend time together! Dr. Sam Yeaman (Univ. of Calgary, currently on sabbatical) joined us and it was great to discuss latest research in person instead of zoom.

July 2021: Outreach

PhD students Dagny Runarsdottir and Lara Radovic reach out to young researchers at Children's University to explain how populations evolve.

July 2021: Alumni News

Congratulations to alumna Ana Marija Jaksic for having been selected as a runner-up for the prestigious best student paper award for papers published in MBE during 2020 with the paper Neuronal Function and Dopamine Signaling Evolve at High Temperature in Drosophila.

June 2021: Competition winner

Congratulations to Lara Radovic (Wallner group), winner of the student competition (genetics) at the Equine Science Society Virtual Symposium!

Link to talk abstract

June 2021: PhD defense

Congratulations to Huying Shang (Lexer/Paun group) on successfully defending her thesis "Genomics of the speciation continuum in Eurasian Populus species".

May 2021: Faculty meeting

The faculty met online on 20th of May, 2021.

May 2021: SAB meeting

Also this year's SAB meeting had to be carried out online from May 17th to 20th. We enjoyed four afternoons of student presentations, discussions and informal interactions with our board members.

April 2021: PhD defense

Congratulations to Emmanouil Lyrakis (Schlötterer group) on the highest exam grade for his PhD zoom defense "The physiological and genetic basis of reproductive dormancy in Drosophila fruit flies".

April 2021: New associated faculty

We're happy that Rui Borges, junior group leader at Vetmeduni Vienna, just joined the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics as associated faculty.

March 2021: PhD defense

Congratulations to Martin Pontz (Bürger group) on successfully defending his thesis "Effects of epistasis in population genetic two-locus models" online.

March 2021: Faculty News

Congratulations to faculty member Barbara Wallner on completing her habilitation procedure at Vetmeduni Vienna!

February 2021: Alumni News

Alumnus Thomas Taus was promoted to Teamlead - Reporting and Analysis at Porsche Informatik GmbH in Salzburg, Austria. Congratulations!

February 2021: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

Congratulations to our alumna Anna Maria Langmüller, she received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for 2 years of postdoctoral research at Cornell University and 1 year at Univ. of Vienna!

January 2021: Poster prize

Congratulations to Christina Hedderich on winning the 1st prize for her poster "Population genomics shows last European stand of Artemisia laciniata is diverse despite population size" at the poster competition of the virtual edition of the 54th Population Genetics Group Meeting.

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Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Universität Wien