Our weekly meetings involve discussion of papers related to population or quantitative genetics, molecular evolution, plant evolution, DNA sequencing, and computational biology. Everyone is welcome to attend; you’ll even get a chance to lead the discussion. Participants in our lab meeting are also tracking relevant journals that cover genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology. You can see their latest article picks in this GitHub repository.
During fall 2017, meetings are Thursdays at 3:00 PM. Weather permitting, we meet on the patio of Borlaug Hall (on the St. Paul campus). In inclement weather, we meet in 409 Borlaug Hall.
Joint meetings with the Brandvain/ Moeller/ McGaugh/ Tiffin lab groups are scheduled for roughly one per month in 371 Bioscience (also on the St. Paul campus). Also check out UMNEvolTwin for interaction with evolutionary biologists on campus.
Additionally, non-PI members from any lab are invited to come to the Population Genetics Discussion group, which meets every other week on Wednesday mornings. For an exact schedule and list of discussion materials, visit their Github page.
Jan 19, 2018 - Lead by Skylar Wyant - 1:00 PM - Note special date and time
African genomes illuminate the early history and transition to selfing in Arabidopsis thaliana
Durvasula A, Fulgione A, Gutaker RM, Alacakaptan SI, Flood PJ, Neto C et al. (2017). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114: 5213-5218.
Jan 25, 2018 - Lead by Xin Li
Standing genetic variation drives repeatable experimental evolution in outcrossing populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Burke MK, Liti G, Long AD (2014). Mol Biol Evol 31(12): 3228–3239.
Feb 1, 2018 - Lead by Chaochih Liu
S/HIC: Robust identification of soft and hard sweeps using machine learning
Schrider DR, Kern AD (2016). PLoS Genet 12(3): e1005928.
Feb 8, 2018 - Lead by Fernanda Rodriguez
Genome-wide association study of extreme longevity in Drosophila melanogaster
Burke MK, King EG, Shahrestani P, Rose MR, Long AD (2014). Genome Biol Evol 6(1): 1-11.
Feb 15, 2018 - Lead by Xin Li
Inferring selective constraint from population genomic data suggests recent regulatory turnover in the human brain
Schrider DR, Kern AD (2015). Genome Biol Evol 7(12): 3511–3528.