Detailed information about the course
The Temporal Dynamics of Evolution
9-10 septembre 2019
Prof. Thomas Flatt, UNIFR
Lutz Becks (University of Konstanz, Germany)
One-time sampling of natural populations provides only a static view of patterns of genetic variation and the resulting evolutionary dynamics. Allele frequency (as well as phenotypic) changes can be highly dynamic even across very short (e.g., seasonal) timescales, and adaptation in natural or laboratory populations can take place very rapidly. Theoretical work also suggests that temporal fluctuations may be an important mechanism by which genetic variation is maintained. However, temporal evolutionary dynamics still remain understudied, and the role of temporally varying (balancing, fluctuating) selection remains largely unclear.
The objective of this 2-day mini-school and symposium is to introduce Ph.D. students in ecology and evolution, through a series of expert talks, to this important subject at the forefront of evolutionary biology and population genetics. The invited speakers are all internationally renowned leaders in population genomics and evolutionary genetics and have been selected to include both empiricists as well as theoreticians. The idea is to have a highly interactive workshop, with talks by speakers meant to encourage stimulating discussions between students and speakers.
The expected size of the meeting will be around 50 participants – this small size should encourage interactions amongst the participants.
Detailed program will be announced soon, stay tuned!
Monday 9, September 2019
Doors open at 8h15
09h00 Keynote talk # 1
10h00 Coffee break
10h30 Keynote talk # 2
11h30 Speed talks by students, selected from abstracts (10x3’ plus transitions, questions = 45’)
14h00 Keynote talk # 3
15h30 Coffee break & poster session I
16h30 Keynote talk # 4
18h00 Conference dinner
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
09h00 Keynote talk # 5
10h00 Coffee break & poster session II
11h00 Keynote talk # 6
13h30 Keynote talk # 7
14h30 Breakout session: 3 roundtables with students & speakers
16h00 Farewell drinks & goodbye
University of Fribourg
1 ECTS: Full attendance and active participation
1.5 ECTS: Full attendance, active participation and presentation of your research (poster ± short talk)
Please send your abstract (200 words long max) to Thomas(dot)Flatt(at)unifr(dot)ch mentioning in the email subject “Abstract submission”, before 14.07.2019.
9-10 September 2019
University of Fribourg (CH)
Phone: +41 (0)26 300 88 91
PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets along with the reimbursement form to:
Reminder: NO reimbursement of your meal expenses
Regarding reimbursement of accomodation, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accomodation without the agreement in advance of the course of the coordinator of the doctoral program.
CUSO PhD students: through your MyCUSO account.
External participants (non-CUSO PhD students, post-docs, etc...): use the icon "registration" at top of page and the last gray box "non-CUSO student" ("personne hors myCUSO").
CUSO DPEE PhD Students: 25 CHF
Other CUSO members: 85 CHF (it includes the collective lunches, coffee breaks and a social dinner)
External participants (i.e. from a non-CUSO university): Please contact ecologie-evolution(at)cuso(dot)ch before registering!
Deadline for registration: 14 July 2019
|Deadline for registration||14.07.2019|