Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
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.
A collection of recent CEES publications
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.
Friday seminar by Horacio Schneider
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.
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.
Friday seminar by Lars Werdelin
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.
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.
Late lunch talk by Walter Salzburger.
Friday seminar by Andrea Waeschenbach from Natural History Museum, London, UK
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.
This week in the macroevolution journal club we will read a paper: "Calibrating the Tree of Life: fossils, molecules and evolutionary timescales", Forest, 2009.
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!
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.
Late lunch talk by Matt Pennell.
Mini-seminar in connection with the conferment of an honorary doctoral degree awarded to Prof. Eske Willerslev by the University of Oslo. Sign up!
Friday seminar by Arnar Pálsson from University of Iceland
This weeks MaEcovo paper is Automatic Detection of Key Innovations, Rate Shifts, and Diversity-Dependence on Phylogenetic Trees by Rabosky 2014 in PloS One.
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.
CEES extra seminar by Dr. Monica Hagedorn
Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine Hamburg Germany
Friday seminar by Moritz Muschick from University of Sheffield
CEES Extra seminar by Jason Miller from J. Craig Venter Institute
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.
Friday seminar by Louis W. Botsford from University of California