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.
Monday 9, September 2019
0815 Arrival, registration and coffee
0900 Daniel Wegmann (University of Fribourg): Time-series data - the speed camera to quantify evolution
1000 Coffee break (30’)
1030 Nina Therkildsen (Cornell University): Combining experiments and analysis of historical samples to elucidate the genomic basis of rapid fisheries-induced evolution
1130 Speed talks by students, selected from abstracts (10x3’ plus transitions, questions = 45’)
1400 Paul Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania): Rapid and polygenic evolution in temporally fluctuating environments
1530 Coffee break & poster session I (1 hr)
1630 Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (University of Lausanne): Insights into human evolution from ancient DNA
1800 Conference dinner in town
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
0900 Katerina Guschanski (Uppsala University): Time travel for conservation: Genomic analyses of historical samples reveal consequences of anthropogenic actions on mammals and their microbiomes
1000 Coffee break & poster session II (1 hr)
1100 Ole Seehausen (University of Bern): The ecological and genomic basis of explosive adaptive radiation in sympatry
1330 Lutz Becks (University of Konstanz): Role of coevolution in generating diversity: lessons from experimental evolution studies
1430 Breakout session: 3 roundtables with students & speakers
1600 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 Deadline extended: 11.08.2019
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: 11 August 2019
|Deadline for registration||12.08.2019|