Genomics and Evolution journal club

Journal club logo showing DNA molecule, disscussion and a network

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We aim to disuss cutting-edge methods in genomic research and their applications in evolutionary studies. We have a broad interest in genomics, ranging from population genomics, phylogenomics to genome-wide association studies but we intend to focus on recent studies or methods.

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Time and place: Mar. 14, 2019 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies hus, 4313

We will discuss the recent study of Gray et al. that uses ecological niche modelling and coalescent analyses to infer the phylogeography of the Anolis sericeus complex.

Time and place: Jan. 17, 2019 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies hus, 4114

The first journal club of 2019 will discuss a study by Anderson et al. on the growth and mutations patterns of one single humongous  individual of the  fungus Armillaria gallica.

 

Time and place: Dec. 6, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies hus, 4114

Pleiotropy and linkage desiquilibrium will be central to discussions at our next journal club. We will discuss the study of Lotterhos et al. giving new insights into the evolution of genetic architectures.

Time and place: Nov. 22, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevie hus, 4114

We will discuss the recent study of Mohd-Assaad et al. on the genetic basis of local adaptation in a fungal plant pathogen and genome-wide selection scans to identify loci under selection.

Time and place: Nov. 8, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevie hus, 4114

In the study of Bast et al., we will discuss genomic patterns associated with the lack of recombination in asexual stick insects such as levels of polymorphisms, biased gene conversion and the effectiveness of purifying selection.

 

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies, 4114

We will discuss the study of Combs et al. and gain insights into spatial autocorrelation, coancestry and evolutionary clustering analyses as well as invasion in urban landscapes

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies, 4114

We will discuss tests for positive selection and evolutionary processes involved in host specificity in insect pathogens in the recent study of Kobmoo et al.

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies hus, 4114

We will discuss a new Genome-Wide Association Study approach implemented by Caitlins & Didelot (TreeWAS). The method search for statistically significant associations between a phenotype and the genotype at all loci in a genetic dataset. treeWAS has the advantage to control for the confounding effects of clonal population structure and population stratification.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2018 1:00 PM, Kristine Bonnevies hus, room 4114

We will discuss a study by Krohn et al. using a reduced representation genomic approach (RAD sequencing) to study the genetic diversity and evolutionary relationships of an endangered vole and other closely related desert-dwelling voles.

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2016 11:00 AM, KB 4422
Time and place: Sep. 5, 2016 11:00 AM, KB 4422

Wang et al. MolecularEcology(2016)25,3605–3621

Time and place: May 10, 2016 11:00 AM, Urtehagen
Time and place: Apr. 21, 2016 11:00 AM, KB 4114

Mol. Biol. Evol. 32(10):2547–2558 doi:10.1093/molbev/msv126