Welcome to the Institute of Population Genetics of Vetmeduni Vienna!
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]
Congratulations to graduate alumnus Ray Tobler on his first Nature paper! Link to publication [Link 2]
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]
Congratulations to Robert Kofler to his FWF grant "Dynamics of a Natural Transposable Element Invasion in Experimentally Evolving Populations".
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!
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.
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".
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]
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]
80 international participants at the "Mind The Gap 5" meeting, organised by our PhD students. Link to event [Link 6]
Congratulations to Ágnes Jónás on her successful PhD thesis defense: "Inferring evolutionary trajectories from time series data".
"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]
This year's retreat led us to Altaussee for talks, networking and socialising. Link to group foto [Link 8]
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
In search of lost genes [Link 14]
Featured in the press
... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 16]
... Link to "Die Presse"
... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 18]
... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 19]
... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 20]