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Symposium Schedule and Scientific Program

DFG Research Unit FOR 1078 Final Meeting 2015 /

Symposium "Population and Evolutionary Genomics. The Selective Footprint of Wolfgang Stephan"

 

 Wednesday   March 25, 2015
 10:00 - 10:15   Welcome by John Parsch
 10:15 - 10:45   Brian Charlesworth
  The causes of natural variation in fitness – evidence from studies of Drosophila populations

 10:45 - 11:15

  Coffee break

 11:15 - 11:45   Allen Orr
  The population genetics of adaptation 
 11:45 - 12:15   Yun S. Song
  Fundamental limits of demographic inference based on the sample frequency spectrum 

 12:30 - 14:00

  Lunch

 14:00 - 14:30   Jeffrey D. Jensen
  15 years of building on the work of Prof. Wolfgang Stephan –
  insights on the distribution of fitness effects of new, segregating, and fixed mutations 
 14:30 - 15:00   Pavlos Pavlidis
  Extending SFS-based methods to detect selection in natural populations 
 15:00 - 15:30   Haipeng Li
  Recent positive selection? Or false positives? 

 15:30 - 16:30

  Coffee break

 16:30 - 17:00   Chip Aquadro
  Conflict and the evolution of germline stem cell genes in Drosophila 
 17:00 - 17:30   Daven Presgraves
  The X chromosome in the Drosophila male germ line: speciation and gene regulation 
 17:30 - 18:00    Wolfgang Stephan
  Introduction to Poster Session 

 18:00

  Dinner

 19:30   Poster session of all FOR 1078 PhD students with drinks and cheesetop
 Thursday  March 26, 2015
 09:30 - 10:00   Chuck Langley
  Natural selection on the interactions of DNA polymorphisms 
  with nucleosome structure and function 
 10:00 - 10:30    Daniel L. Hartl
  Hooked on A–T: Chromosomal proteins mediate Y-linked effects on gene expression 

 10:30 - 11:30

  Coffee break

 11:30 - 12:00    Hideki Inan
  Footprint of selection in duplicated genes 
 12:00 - 12:30    Yuseob Kim
  Adaptive and non-adaptive evolution in seasonal influenza viruses 

 12:30 - 14:00

  Lunch

 14:00 - 14:30    Anton Wakolbinger
  Structured selective sweeps: how biological ideas can stimulate mathematics 
 14:30 - 15:00    Oscar Gaggiotti
  Making inferences about local adaptation using Fst-based genome scan methods 
 15:00 - 15:30    Diethard Tautz
  Introgression and adaptation in populations 

 15:30 - 16:30

  Coffee break

 16:30 - 17:00    Montserrat Aguadé
  Molecular and chromosomal evolution in Drosophila 
 17:00 - 17:30    Andy Clark
  Another 84 genomes 

 18:00

  Conference Dinner

 20:00   Get together with drinks and musictop
 Friday   March 27, 2015
 10:00 - 10:30       Deborah Charlesworth
  Evolution of the partially sex-linked region of a plant sex chromosome 

 10:30 - 11:00

  Coffee break

 11:00 - 11:30    Outi Savolainen
  Genetics of local adaptation along a latitudinal gradient in Scots pine 
 11:30 - 12:00    Spencer Barrett
  Demographic and genomic consequences of evolutionary transitions from outcrossing to selfing 
 12:00    Close and farewell by Wolfgang Stephan, afterwards Check out

 13:00

  Lunch

 14:00    Bus shuttle to Munich