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September 2017

An intense month has started for our new PhD students attending the Introductory Course.
Link to DK website
 [Link 1]

August 2017

Welcome to this year's high school intern Petra who joins us for 4 weeks to assist in hands-on fly evolution projects.
Link to FFG Talente
 [Link 2]

August 2017

Accepted in Molecular Biology and Evolution: "Quantifying selection with Pool-Seq time series data" by T. Taus, A. Futschik and C. Schlötterer.
Link to publication [Link 3]

August 2017

Several PopGen Vienna members and alumni are currently hosted by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP). Christian Schlötterer was invited to co-coordinate the KITP workshop “Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab” (July 24 - September 15, 2017). Robert Kofler and Andreas Futschik are also hosted by KITP for the duration of the workshop and are joined by PhD student Anna Maria Langmüller, Postdoc Neda Barghi as well as alumni Claudia Bank and Carolin Kosiol who were all invited to add their expertise.
Link to KITP workshop
 [Link 4]

August 2017

"Regulation of transposable elements: interplay between TE-encoded regulatory sequences and host-specific trans-acting factors in Drosophila melanogaster" by Jakšić, Kofler and Schlötterer is now out in Molecular Ecology.
Link to publication [Link 5]

July 2017

Brandnew paper "Strong epistatic and additive effects of linked candidate SNPs for Drosophila pigmentation have implications for analysis of genome-wide association studies results" now out in Genome Biology:
Link to publication [Link 6]

July 2017

Our PhD students are organising the course "Experimental Evolution: From theory to practice" in November 2017.
Link to course [Link 7]

June 2017

Congratulations to Neda Barghi and Kathrin Otte who each won a "Bright Spark" award! Vetmeduni's "Start-up Bright Spark" programme supports preliminary research of junior scientists in view of future applications for third-party/start-up funding. The funded projects are "The physiological and stress metabolome of natural populations of Drosophila simulans" (K. Otte) and "Investigating the fitness of evolving populations of Drosophila simulans through competition assay" (N. Barghi)

June 2017

Our institute is joining the Vetmeduni's Open Day. Find us at the fruit fly evolution booth and at the Science Cafe. Link to video teaser [Link 8]
Link to Open Day [Link 9]

June 2017

Congratulations to Barbara Horvath-Ellis! She recently defended her PhD thesis: "The genetic and phenotypic basis of adaptive developmental and reproductive traits in Drosophila melanogaster".

May 2017

New paper by Neda Barghi, Ray Tobler, Viola Nolte and Christian Schlötterer: "Drosophila simulans: A Species with Improved Resolution in Evolve and Resequence Studies". Link to publication [Link 10]

May 2017

Congratulations to Dominik Schrempf on his successful PhD defense entitled "Discrete multivariate boundary mutation models and their application to tree inference". 

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 11]

April 2017

Congratulations to graduate alumnus Ray Tobler on his first Nature paper! Link to publication [Link 12]

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 13]

January 2017

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

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Recent press releases


New software helps to find out why “jumping genes” are activated [Link 16]


DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly [Link 17]

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation [Link 18]


In search of lost genes [Link 19]

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis [Link 20]

Featured in the press

... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 21]

... Link to "Die Presse"
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... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 23]

... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 24]

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 25]

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here [Link 26] for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator [Link 27]

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German [Link 28] and English [Link 29]



Webauftritt Populationsgenetik  [Link 30]


Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Christian Schlötterer
T +43 1 25077-4300
E-Mail an Christian Schlötterer senden  [Link 31]


Petra Laszlo
T +43 1 25077-4301
E-Mail an Petra Laszlo senden  [Link 32]





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

T +43 1 25077-4301
F +43 1 25077-4390

Link zur Anreise (in Englisch)
 [Link 40]

Link zu Campusplan
 [Link 41]