Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
This week we will discuss a paper by Cong et al. (2015, Cell) on the genomics of speciation in butterflies.
Please note that it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 8th at 12!
This week we discuss a new paper by Hunt et al. (2015) on models of trait evolution: "Simple versus complex models of trait evolution and stasis as a response to environmental change". This paper is a part of the Special issue: "The future of the fossil record: Paleontology in the 21st century."
CEES Extra Seminar by Bernard Wood from The George Washington University
Friday seminar by Michael Crusoe from Michigan State University (US)
This week we will discuss a paper by Janousek et al. (2015, Molecular Biology and Evolution) on the role of genomic functional organization on introgression.
Please note that the meeting will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 24th at 12!
Late Lunch Talk by Heidi Nistelberger
Friday seminar by Patrick Kestemont from the University of Namur, Belgium
This week we will discuss a paper by Feulner et al. (2015, PLoS Genetics) on genome-wide divergence between stickleback populations.
Please note that the day and time of the meeting have changed, it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 17th at 12!
This week we read about brain evolution in the mammalian context. "The remarkable, yet not extraordinary, human brain as a scaled-up primate brain and its associated cost" by Herculano-Houzell 2012 PNAS
Early Lunch Talk by Johan Watz from Karlstad University, Sweden.
Early lunch talk by Emiliano Trucchi.
CEES Extra Seminar by Masahito Tsuboi from Uppsala University.
Late Lunch Talk by Emanuela Di Martino
Friday seminar by Vadim B. Fedorov from University of Alaska Fairbanks
This week we will discuss a paper by Kemppainen et al. introducing a new methodology for studying linkage disequilibrium with genomic data.
In the Macroevolution Journal Club this week we'll discuss a method paper from 2014 on how to include as much fossil data as possible in calibrating phylogenies by Heath, Huelsenbeck and Stadler in PNAS: The fossilized birth-death process for coherent calibration of divergence-time estimates.
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This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper by Hopkins and Smith newly published (2015) in PNAS: Dynamic evolutionary change in post-Paleozoic echinoids and the importance of scale when interpreting changes in rates of evolution.
This week we will discuss a paper by Pujolar et al. (Molecular Ecology 2014) on genome-wide signatures of local adaptation.
Please note that the day and time of the meeting have changed, it will take place in the aquarium on Friday the 27th at 11!
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a paper on the cortex assembler, which actually builds a graph based on sequencing data from multiple samples.
Late lunch talk by Delphine Nicolas.
Friday seminar by Frietson Galis from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
Earlier this year the American Society of Naturalists had a conference where they had a debate (old school!) on the importance of ecological limits to species diversity on large scales. The debate was, according to Trevor Price, not as heated as the one in 1860 with Soapy Sam and Huxley, but nevertheless. The debate ended without a vote and the contributors (Rabosky and Hurlbert vs Harmon and Harrison) were asked to write up their debate contributions as papers to be published in American Naturalist this May. The Harmon paper is not ready, but we will discuss Rabosky annd Hurlbert's contibution which is now out.
This coming week (19/03) we will discuss a paper by Senerchia et al. (Proc. B, 2015) on the role of transposons in hybridization and speciation.
Please note that the meeting will take place at 13 in the aquarium.
Continuing the discussion of papers related to graph based representation of reference genomes, we will read a more practical paper this week on applying graph-based references to a complex variable region in the human genome.
Friday seminar by Miriam Maas from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands.