Welcome to the Institute of Population Genetics of Vetmeduni Vienna!
The 5th edition of the MIND THE GAP meeting is this year organised by students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, registration is now open: link to meeting website [Link 1]
The yearly SAB (Scientific Advisory Board) meeting was concluded by a Mini-Symposium on April 27, featuring talks by Nick Barton, Brian Charlesworth, Andy Clark, and Jean-Michel Gibert.
Welcome to two new group leaders! Kirsten Senti (website coming up, soon) will add a a wealth of expertise in functional genetics including CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis. His research interest focuses on the battle between transposable elements and their control by the piRNA pathway.
Congratulations also to Robert Kofler [Link 2]. Robert advanced to group leader after the FWF granted his project "Optimizing novel methods for dissecting complex traits".
Congratulations to our former graduate student Raymond Tobler [Link 3]. Ray is currently lead postdoc researcher on the Aboriginal Heritage Project, a collaboration between the Australian Centre of Ancient DNA (ACAD) and the South Australian Museum (SAM), which aims to reconstruct the genetic history of Aboriginal Australia. Ray was recently awarded an Indigenous Discovery Fellowship that will enable his group to further extend the phylogenetic analyses and study paleo-demography and adaptation.
Congratulations to PhD student Dominik Schrempf [Link 4] for a Visiting Grant at Aarhus University!
New joint Master's program launched: Link to Evolutionary Systems Biology [Link 5]
PopGen Christmas party: we celebrated a successful year with ice skating and dinner on December 4th.
Congratulations to our PhD student Thomas Taus [Link 6], awardee of a DOC scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)!
We're proud of Raymond Tobler [Link 7] who successfully defended his thesis "Adaptation to Thermal Stress in Experimental Drosophila Populations".
Three of our PhD students featured in Falter's "Heureka" [Link 8] (p.4)
This year's retreat was at Feuerkogel. Talks, networking and hiking at 1592 m. Link to group foto [Link 9]
Introductory course [Link 10] for PhD students ongoing during September.
Burger Group news
The Burger lab has moved to Vetmeduni's Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology. [Link 13]
Alumna appointed PI at Gulbenkian Institute (PT)
Vetmeduni Open Day
Our PhD students represented the institute at the "Tag der offenen Tür".
Link to PopGen Vienna news [Link 16]
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Recent press releases
In search of lost genes [Link 20]
Featured in the press
... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 22]
... Link to "Die Presse"
... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 24]
... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 25]
... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 26]