Dobzhansky club

Journal Club Description

In this weekly journal club we’ll be discussing topics in ecology and evolutionary genomics, alternating between recent papers and presentations on ongoing work (i.e. with the purpose of getting input, not a smooth research presentation). All members and master thesis students of the Evolutionary Biology Division are encouraged to attend and to present their projects. Everyone else interested in a specific topic is welcomed to join!

When: Tuesdays, 13:00 - 14:00
Where: B 01.015


Winter semester 2018:

18 Sep 2018: Talk: Tellier, Aurélien (TUM)

11 Sep 2018: Talk: Yildirim, Burcin (Masters defense)

7 Aug 2018: Talk: Weissensteiner, Matthias

Summer semester 2018:

7 Aug 2018: Talk: Weissensteiner, Matthias

3 Jul 2018: Paper: Kronenberg, Z. N., I. T. Fiddes, D. Gordon, S. Murali, S. Cantsilieris, O. S. Meyerson, J. G. Underwood, B. J. Nelson, M. J. P. Chaisson, M. L. Dougherty, K. M. Munson, A. R. Hastie, M. Diekhans, F. Hormozdiari, N. Lorusso, K. Hoekzema, R. Qiu, K. Clark, A. Raja, A. E. Welch, M. Sorensen, C. Baker, R. S. Fulton, J. Armstrong, T. A. Graves-Lindsay, A. M. Denli, E. R. Hoppe, P. Hsieh, C. M. Hill, A. W. C. Pang, J. Lee, E. T. Lam, S. K. Dutcher, F. H. Gage, W. C. Warren, J. Shendure, D. Haussler, V. A. Schneider, H. Cao, M. Ventura, R. K. Wilson, B. Paten, A. Pollen, and E. E. Eichler. 2018. High-resolution comparative analysis of great ape genomes. Science 360:eaar6343–13.

26 Jun 2018: canceled

19 Jun 2018: Talk: Tusso, Sergio

12 Jun 2018: Paper: Leducq, J.-B., Lou Nielly-Thibault, G. Charron, C. Eberlein, J.-P. Verta, P. Samani, K. Sylvester, C. T. Hittinger, G. Bell, and C. R. Landry. 2016. Speciation driven by hybridization and chromosomal plasticity in a wild yeast. Nature Microbiology 1:nmicrobiol20153–10. Nature Publishing Group.

05 Jun 2018: Talk: Warmuth, Vera

29 May 2018: Paper: Behrman, E. L., V. M. Howick, M. KAPUN, F. Staubach, A. O. Bergland, D. A. Petrov, B. P. Lazzaro, and P. S. Schmidt. 2018. Rapid seasonal evolution in innate immunity of wild Drosophila melanogaster. Proc Biol Sci 285:20172599–10.

22 May 2018: Talk: Knief, Ulrich

15 May 2018: Paper: Harris, R. B., P. Alström, A. Ödeen, and A. D. Leaché. 2018. Discordance between genomic divergence and phenotypic variation in a rapidly evolving avian genus (Motacilla). Mol Phylogenet Evol 120:183–195. Elsevier.

08 May 2018: Talk: Großer, Stefanie

01 May 2018: Holiday

24 Apr 2018: Paper: Van Belleghem, S. M., M. Baquero, R. Papa, C. Salazar, W. O. McMillan, B. A. Counterman, C. D. Jiggins, and S. H. Martin. 2018. Patterns of Z chromosome divergence among Heliconius species highlight the importance of historical demography. Molecular Ecology 17:4699–21.

17 Apr 2018: Talk: Hellmann, Ines

10 Apr 2018: Paper: TBA

Winter semester 2017:

3 April 2018: break

27 Mar 2018: Paper: break

20 Mar 2018: Talk: Jochen Wolf

13 Mar 2018: Paper: Sivakanthan Kasinathan, Steven Henikoff; Non-B-Form DNA Is Enriched at Centromeres, Molecular Biology and Evolution,

6 Mar 2018: Talk: Glib Mazepa

27 Feb 2018: Paper: Abbott, J. K., and E. H. Morrow. 2011. Obtaining snapshots of genetic variation using hemiclonal analysis. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26:359-368.(link)

20 Feb 2018: Talk: MEME students

13 Feb 2018: break

6 Feb 2018: Paper: Runemark, A., C. N. Trier, F. Eroukhmanoff, J. S. Hermansen, M. Matschiner, M. Ravinet, T. O. Elgvin, and G.-P. Saetre. 2018. Variation and constraints in hybrid genome formation. Nature Ecology and Evolution: 1-11. Springer US.

30 Jan 2018: Talk: Matteo Rossi

23 Jan 2018: Paper: Genomic basis and evolutionary potential for extreme drought adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Moises Exposito-Alonso, François Vasseur, Wei Ding , George Wang, Hernán A. Burbo and Detlef Weiel

16 Jan 2018: Talk: Joshua Penalba

9 Jan 2018: Paper: Mads F. Schou, Volker Loeschcke, Jesper Bechsgaard, Christian Schleotterer,Torsten N. Kristensen. 2017. Unexpected high genetic diversity in small populations suggests maintenance by associative overdominance.

12 Dec 2017: Talk: Fidel Botero-Castro

5 Dec 2017: Paper: TBA

28 Nov 2017: Talk: Richard Merrill

21 Nov 2017: Paper: Good, B. H., M. J. McDonald, J. E. Barrick, R. E. Lenski, and M. M. Desai. 2017. The dynamics of molecular evolution over 60,000 generations. Nature 1–17. Nature Publishing Group. (link)

14 Nov 2017: Talk: Ana Catalán

7 Nov 2017: Paper: Guerrero RF, Hahn MW. Speciation as a sieve for ancestral polymorphism. Mol Ecol. 2017;00:1–7. (link)

31 Oct 2017: Holiday

24 Oct 2017: Talk: Bart Nieuwenhuis