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Events

Incomplete lineage sorting reveals the action of selection and recombination in ancestral species
October 02, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Kasper Munch Terkelsen (Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Abstract:
A consequence of the close succession of speciations events, which produced the human and great ape species, is that individual genes trees inferred from a genomic alignment may show an ancestral relationship that is different from the species tree. Using coalescent a hidden Markov model we can identify such incomplete lineage sorting along a genomic alignment of three species. In my talk I will introduce the concept of incomplete lineage sorting and I will present recent insights about the action of selection and recombination in ancestral populations inferred from the amount and patterns of incomplete lineage sorting.

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

Ancestral population genomics and coalescent hidden Markov models
October 02, 2014 13:45
Speaker: Thomas Mailund (Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Abstract:
Approximating the coalescence process with recombination as a Markov model along sequences—an approach called the Sequential Markov Coalescent or SMC—greatly reduces the complexity of modelling sequences. Rather than modelling the full joint probability of all nucleotides it suffices to model the probability of pairs of neighbouring nucleotides. The combination of SMC and hidden Markov models, CoalHMMs, is used in a number of different inference methods developed over the last few years and in my talk I will describe how we in Aarhus are using CoalHMMs to analyse the genetics of ancestral species and especially the genetics of speciation.

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

De Novo Generation of Human Organ Bud from pluripotent stem cells
October 07, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Takanori Takebe (Department of Regenerative Medicine, Yokohama City University)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

The verb in Pere (Niger-Congo, Adamawa Branch)
October 07, 2014 13:30
Speaker: Raimund Kastenholz
Work in progress at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Divergent Allele Advantage drives diversity at the MHC, but at a high cost
October 08, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Thorsten Stefan (University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

Pervasive body division classifiers in Present Great Andamanese
October 09, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Anvita Abbi (JNU New Delhi & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 2.50 (Primatology/Human Evolution)

Abstract:
Present-day Great Andamanese (PGA), a koinéized version of the North Great Andamanese languages, belongs to the sixth language family of India (Abbi 2009; 2013). It is a head-marking polysynthetic and agglutinative language with an SOV pattern. PGA has a dual semantic system for body part categorization: one that is expressed in nouns and another more abstract one that is expressed in grammaticalized morphemes marking inalienability. The latter is nested in seven possessive body division classes that operate as proclitics. This dual system is extended to other form classes, viz. verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Thus, all content words in PGA can easily be divided into bound forms that are necessarily attached to proclitics and free forms which do not obligatorily attach to proclitics. The former are imbued with the semantics of "inherency" and "dependency". The Great Andamanese conceptualize their world through these interdependencies and hence the grammar of the language encodes this important phenomenon in every word class expressing referential, attributive and predicative meaning. The idea behind this presentation is to familiarize the audience with unique and rare linguistic feature of Present Great Andamanese, a moribund language of the Andaman Islands.

References

Abbi, Anvita. 2009. Is Great Andamanese genealogically and typologically distinct from Onge and Jarawa? Language Sciences 31: 791–812. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2008.02.002.

Abbi, Anvita. 2013. A grammar of the Great Andamanese language: An ethnolinguistic study. Leiden: Brill.




Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Revisiting person agreement in Archi (Nakh-Daghestanian)
October 13, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Michael Daniel (HSE and MSU, Moscow)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 2.50 (Primatology/Human Evolution)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Multicomponent evidence of paleoenvironmental impacts on human and culture in the Upper Pleistocene in the Caucasus
October 16, 2014 11:00
Speaker: Liubov Golovanova & Vladimir Doronichev (Laboratory of Prehistory, St. Petersburg)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

"Valence, transitivity and intransitive ''objects" in Kakataibo (Panoan, Peru)"
October 20, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Roberto Zariquiey (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 1.50 (Linguistics/Psychology)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Spatial orientation in Benabena
October 21, 2014 13:30
Speaker: Carola Emkow
Work in progress at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room H 4.10 / H 4.11 (4th floor, on top of the lecture hall)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/