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Talks

The genetics of DDT resistance in Drosophila: Novel insights into an old debate
September 30, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Josh Schmidt (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
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

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

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