Journal clubs

The journal clubs are platforms for inspiration and for talking about the science which may have implications for and may stimulate our own research in new and exciting directions; and for learning interactively what is good science. Students are especially encouraged to join in.

The discussions tends to be stimulated by either questions regarding methodology and theory behind the the chosen paper or extensions and applications of the work described. There are only two requirements for the participants: curiousity and that you have read the paper. How active you are in the discussions is up to you.

On the mailing lists you will get reminders about the sessions, and occational discussions about the journal club and possible papers for discussion etc.

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Time and place: Apr. 7, 2022 1:30 PM2:30 PM, Room 3328 (Aviary) and on Zoom

This week we discuss a paper by Hernandez-Castro et al. 2022, on dispersal and adaptation in the Chagas disease vector R. Ecuadoriensis 

Time and place: Mar. 24, 2022 1:30 PM2:30 PM, Room 3215 and on Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on the genomic basis of invasiveness in plants, specifically release from enemy microbes and inter-species hybridization in the invasive success of European ragweed.

Time and place: Mar. 3, 2022 1:30 PM2:30 PM, Room 3215 and on Zoom

This week we discuss a paper by Theodorou et al. 2018, on local adaptation to urbanization in the red-tailed bumblebee.

Time and place: Feb. 17, 2022 1:30 PM2:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper by Le Duc et al., recently published in Science Advances. 

Time and place: Feb. 3, 2022 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3215 and on Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on the role of ancient and historical DNA in preserving biodiversity, recently published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Time and place: Dec. 16, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on genetic variation and phylogeographic patterns of five bumblebee species.

Time and place: Dec. 2, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on dietary plasticity in the extinct passenger pigeon.

Time and place: Nov. 18, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3215

This week we discuss a paper by Smith et al. recently published in Scientific Reports.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2021 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3215

This week we discuss a paper by Raposeiro et al. recently published in PNAS.

Time and place: May 27, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on using hyb-seq for analysing herbarium specimens

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on comparative population genomics of bumblebees.

Time and place: Mar. 18, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on palaeogenomic reconstruction.

Time and place: Mar. 4, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on genomics of rapid parallel adaptation in the marine snail Littorina saxatilis.

Time and place: Feb. 11, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on pollen and eDNA preserved in old guano deposits from two caves in Jamaica.

Time and place: Jan. 28, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on connectivity and structure in albacore tuna inferred from morphometrics, genetics and modelling particle drift modelling.

Time and place: Jan. 14, 2021 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on genome skimming. The paper presents the potential for using low-coverage shotgun data for species identification, moving forward from more traditional barcoding approaches.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2020 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

This week we discuss a paper on structural genomic variation. The study reports on resequencing of >1000 wild sunflowers and finds large non-recombining haplotype blocks that are associated with ecologically relevant traits and soil and climate characteristics.

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2020 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Zoom

We discuss how population genomics approaches can be applied to wildlife conservation and management.

Time and place: Feb. 6, 2020 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3315

 

Time and place: Jan. 30, 2020 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3315

This week we will discuss graph-based variant discovery in bovines. Note the change of day to Thursday.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2019 2:00 PM3:00 PM, "Aquarium"

We will discuss the new review about structural variation in Nature: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41576-019-0180-9

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2019 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3315

TGAC has been revived and we will again meet up to discuss interesting science. First up is this very interesting paper by Therkildsen et al. 2019 in Science

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2018 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Sex differences in vital rates and mate availability can have important effects on population- and evolutionary dynamics. These effects and how they vary depending on mating strategies can be explored with extensions to traditional matrix models.