evolVienna meeting

22 Feb 2018 - 15:00 - Faculty of Mathematics

SkyLounge, 12th floor Mathematics Department, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna


15:00   get together
15:20   welcome and announcements (J. Hermisson)
15:30   Barbara Fischer (Univ. of Vienna and Konrad-Lorenz Institute)
Why is childbirth so hard in humans?
“I will present results on the variation in human pelvic morphology and discuss selection pressures that inhibit the evolution of a wider pelvis in modern humans.”
16:10   short break
16:15   Qi Zhou (Univ. of Vienna)
On the regulatory evolution of new genes throughout their life history
“I am going to introduce how the cis-regulatory environment and the age of genes shape their evolution, from time series analyses of Drosophila and vertebrate lineage-specific new genes.”
16:55   Coffee Break
17:30   Kathrin Otte (Vetmeduni Vienna)
Reconstruction of selected haplotype blocks in Drosophila experimental evolution “I will introduce a novel approach for identification of selected haplotype blocks from Pool-Seq time series data that provides new  insights into the genetic basis of adaptation.”
18:10   short break
18:15   Fyodor Kondrashov (IST Austria)
Population genetics of the critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper
“I will talk about how the demographic history of this species has put it into greater danger of inbreeding depression than anticipated and the implications for other endangered species.”
19:00   Buffet

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