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April 2017

The yearly Scientific Advisory Board meeting featuring presentations and feedback sessions for our PhD students took place from April 19 to 21. On April 22 we joined the March for Science in Vienna. More details here [Link 1]

April 2017

Congratulations to graduate alumnus Ray Tobler on his first Nature paper! Link to publication [Link 2]

January 2017

New paper out by Kathrin Otte and Christian Schlötterer: "Polymorphism-aware protein databases – a pre-requisite for an unbiased proteomic analysis of natural populations" (Molecular Ecology Resources). Link to publication [Link 3]

January 2017

Congratulations to Robert Kofler to his FWF grant "Dynamics of a Natural Transposable Element Invasion in Experimentally Evolving Populations".

December 2016

Alumnus Tom Hill received one of the prestigious excellence awards for outstanding dissertations, bestowed by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, for his thesis entitled "Hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans, caused by a rapid global invasion of the P-element". Congratulations!

December 2016

On December 2nd we met for this year's Xmas event. Everyone acted as Secret Santa mug-painter for a colleague, followed by dinner at a microbrewery. We’ll swap the creative and beautiful ceramic mugs during a get-together before the Christmas break.

November 2016

Congratulations to postdoc Kathrin Otte for her DFG research fellowship entitled "Evolution of the Drosophila simulans proteome in response to adaptation to a novel temperature environment".

November 2016

New publication in Heredity: S. Franssen, R. Kofler and C. Schlötterer: "Uncovering the genetic signature of quantitative trait evolution with replicated time series data". Link to publication [Link 4]

November 2016

Our institute won both categories (age classes below/above 35) for this year's ranking of highest citation numbers at non-clinical institutes of the University! Congratulations to Susanne Franssen and Christian Schlötterer! Link to news [Link 5]

November 2016

80 international participants at the "Mind The Gap 5" meeting, organised by our PhD students. Link to event [Link 6]

October 2016

Congratulations to Ágnes Jónás on her successful PhD thesis defense: "Inferring evolutionary trajectories from time series data". 

October 2016

"Reconstruction of haplotype-blocks selected during experimental evolution" explained by S. Franssen, N. Barton and C. Schlötterer in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Link to publication [Link 7]

October 2016

This year's retreat led us to Altaussee for talks, networking and socialising. Link to group foto [Link 8]

October 2016

Congratulations to our PhD student Juraj Bergmann [Link 9] for receiving Erasmus and Vetmeduni grants for a 6-month research stay at the University of Sussex.


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Recent press releases


New software helps to find out why “jumping genes” are activated [Link 11]


DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly [Link 12]

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation [Link 13]


In search of lost genes [Link 14]

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis [Link 15]

Featured in the press

... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 16]

... Link to "Die Presse"
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... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 18]

... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 19]

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 20]

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here [Link 21] for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator [Link 22]

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German [Link 23] and English [Link 24]



Webauftritt Populationsgenetik  [Link 25]


Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Christian Schlötterer
T +43 1 25077-4300
E-Mail an Christian Schlötterer senden  [Link 26]


Petra Laszlo
T +43 1 25077-4301
E-Mail an Petra Laszlo senden  [Link 27]

Ingrid Schmölz
T +43 1 25077-1139; 4302
E-Mail an Ingrid Schmölz senden  [Link 28]







Institut für Populationsgenetik
1210 Wien, Veterinärplatz 1
Gebäude HA, 4. Stock

T +43 1 25077-4301
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Link zur Anreise (in Englisch)
 [Link 36]

Link zu Campusplan
 [Link 37]