The Speciation Journal Club - Page 2

Time and place: Apr. 21, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled 

"Determining epistatic selection in admixed populations" by Schumer and Brandvain 2016 (Molecular Ecology)

Time and place: Apr. 14, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled 

"Excavating Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from the genomes of Melanesian individuals" by Vernot et al. 2016 (Science)

Time and place: Apr. 7, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Genomic introgression in sticklebacks by Yoshida et al. 2016 (Ecology and Evolution)

Time and place: Mar. 17, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Hybridization and Genome Stabilization by Schumer et al. 2016 (Molecular Ecology)

Time and place: Mar. 10, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Genomics of Rapid Incipient Speciation in Sympatric Threespine Stickleback, by Marques et al. 2016

Time and place: Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on how gene flow from North Africa contributes to differential human genetic diversity in southern Europe, by Botigué et al. 2013

Time and place: Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on the extent of parallelism in genomic divergence in cichlid adaptive radiations by Mc Gee et al. 2016 in Molecular Ecology.  
Time and place: Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we’ll discuss a paper by vonHoldt and collaborators in Genome Research from 2011 and a short, but interesting follow up by Rutledge et.al, published in 2015 in Biology Letters.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on patterns of opercle shape evolution in a cichlid radiation by Wilson et al. which use geometric morphometrics and the comparative methods to draw some interesting conclusions.

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on transposable elements as agents of rapid adaptation may explain the genetic paradox of invasive species that was recently published in Molecular Ecology by Stapley and colleagues.

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper by Lamichhaney and colleagues recently published in Nature Genetics. The study addresses the genomic architecture explaining the striking morphological and behavioural polymorphism seen among three distinctive male morphs of the lekking wader Ruff.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2015 11:30 AM12:30 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how structural variation such as copy number variation can tell a different story than SNPs. This study by Sudmant and coworkers was recently published in Science. Please note that we have changed the time to 11:30 this time too!

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2015 11:30 AM12:30 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how a novel prey life history leads to sympatric divergence in a predator species that was recently published in Nature Communications by Brodersen and colleagues. This will bring some ecology back to the journal club after some more molecular papers!

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2015 12:00 PMOct. 29, 2015 1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper from MBE 2014 by Simon Martin and collaborators. The study evaluates the use of different statistical methods for detecting introgression and applies these to data on the heliconius butterfly complex.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper by Der Sarkissian and co-authors recently published in Current Biology on horse evolutionary genomics with many interesting genomic analysis methods.

Time and place: Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how hybridization may boost adaptive radiations in sticklebacks. The paper is authored by Roy and co-authors and is available from the recently accepted papers section in Molecular Ecology.

Time and place: Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper on how chromosomal rearrangements and hybridization between two yeast lineages drive hybrid speciation after secondary contact. The paper is authored by Leducq and co-authors and is available from BioRxiv, a bit fresher than most papers we read and hopefully with plenty of scope for discussion.

Time and place: Sep. 24, 2015 12:00 PM, Aquarium

This week we will discuss how Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana by MacLeod et al. (2015, Proc B)

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2015 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

This week we will discuss a study on An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor which was recently published in Nature. In the study Fu and colleagues report findings of 6-9% neanderthal DNA in a modern human.

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

This week we will discuss a paper by Rolshausen et al. (2015, Evolution) on the the effects of gene flow on selection.

Time and place: May 8, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

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!

Time and place: Apr. 24, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

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!

Time and place: Apr. 17, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

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!

Time and place: Apr. 10, 2015 12:00 PM, The aquarium, room 3302

This week we will discuss a paper by Kemppainen et al. introducing a new methodology for studying linkage disequilibrium with genomic data.

Time and place: Mar. 27, 2015 11:00 AM, The aquarium, room 3302

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!