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Time and place: Oct. 14, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

We feel that it's time to find out about the Pairwise Sequential Markovian Coalescent and it derivations. How does it magically infer demography from single genomes? Why does the original author recommend other tools? Why do all these demography plots look the same? And can I use it for my data? Once more, we'll need more than one paper to find out. We'll focus on the first publication to present the PSMC, Li & Durbin (2011) in Nature, but we invite participants with a bit of extra time to check out and report on updates on the method, which were published by Schiffels & Durbin (2014) in Nature Genetics, and by Harris et al. (2014) on arXiv.

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room (3313/3315)

A collection of recent CEES publications

Time and place: Oct. 7, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

This tuesday, we'll discuss genome resequencing and hybrid origin of pig populations, as recently reported by Bosse et al. (2014) in Molecular Ecology, Bosse et al. (2014) in Nature Communications, and Ramírez et al. (2014) in Heredity. We'll focus on the Molecular Ecology paper, but try to provide a brief summary of the other two studies as well.

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

Friday seminar by Horacio Schneider

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Rom 3515

This week we read Wagner and Marcot's "Modelling distributions of fossil sampling rates over time, space and taxa: assessment and implications for macroevolutionary studies" in MEE.

Time and place: Sep. 30, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

As we are starting to worry about bias in branch lengths when phylogenetic approaches are used with genomic data, we'll have a look at McGill et al. (2013), which discusses the influence of minor allele frequency thresholds on estimates of demography.

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3508

Friday seminar by Lars Werdelin

Time and place: Sep. 26, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Rom 3515

Come join a discussion on "A novel Bayesian method for inferring and interpreting the dynamics of adaptive landscapes from phylogenetic comparative data" by Uyeda and Harmon fresh from Sys Bio.

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

As a follow-up to our discussion on genomic islands of speciation two weeks ago, we'll continue along the same lines with a recent paper by Ruegg et al. (2014) that came out recently in Molecular Evolution.

Time and place: Sep. 22, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315)

Late lunch talk by Walter Salzburger.

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3508

Friday seminar by Andrea Waeschenbach from Natural History Museum, London, UK

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

In this weeks edition of the TGAC journal club, we'll focus on African cichlid fishes, and the "genomic substrate" of their adaptive radiation: The paper by Brawand et al. (2014), was published last week in Nature.

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Room 3513

This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper: "Calibrating the Tree of Life: fossils, molecules and evolutionary timescales", Forest, 2009.

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

We restart the TGAC+CELS journal club series with a discussion of a recent review (Cruickshank & Hahn 2014) on genome divergence between closely related species. A substantial paper, but a highly relevant one, also for our friends from the speciation journal club!

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Room 3515

This week we discuss a new book chapter by Nunn and Zhu on using "Phylogenetic Prediction to Identify 'Evolutionary Singularities'"  with our visitor Matt Pennell.

Time and place: Sep. 4, 2014 1:15 PM2:00 PM, 2nd floor seminar room (2621)

Late lunch talk by Matt Pennell.

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2014 9:00 AM1:00 PM, Tøyen hovedgård

Mini-seminar in connection with the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree awarded to Prof. Eske Willerslev by the University of Oslo. Sign up!

Time and place: Aug. 29, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3508

Friday seminar by Arnar Pálsson from University of Iceland

Time and place: Aug. 29, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Rom 3515
Time and place: Aug. 15, 2014 10:15 AM11:00 AM, Room 3515

We restart journal club this week with Bookstein's 2012 Paleobiology paper on Random walk as a null model for high-dimensional morphometrics of fossil series: geometrical considerations.

Time and place: July 3, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3315, Kristine Bonnevie building

CEES extra seminar by Dr. Monica Hagedorn

Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine Hamburg Germany

Time and place: June 27, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3508

Friday seminar by Moritz Muschick from University of Sheffield

Time and place: June 26, 2014 1:15 PM2:00 PM, Room 3508, Kristine Bonnevie Building

CEES Extra seminar by Jason Miller from J. Craig Venter Institute

Time and place: June 24, 2014 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Room 3315

In possibly the last TGAC+CELS meeting before the summer break, we will discuss genomic adaptations to cold temperatures, as reported for polar bears by Liu et al. (2014) in Cell.

Time and place: June 20, 2014 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

Friday seminar by Louis W. Botsford from University of California