Archaeogenomics Journal Club

In this journal club we discuss papers covering population genomics, conservation genomics, archaeogenomics, palaeogenomics or other relevant related fields. Interdisciplinary studies are very welcome too. Papers can range from primary research articles, presentations of new methods or reviews/opinion pieces that may generate some discussion. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on upcoming papers that will be discussed.

 

We meet approximately every other Thursday at 12:30. During the meetings one person briefly summarises the paper in 5-10 min and we then have a 35ish min discussion. You are welcome to eat your lunch during the journal club.

 

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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.