Welcome to the Institute of Population Genetics of Vetmeduni Vienna!

 
 

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September 2016

Congratulations to our student Benjamin Fürnsinn who successfully passed the final exam of the Bachelor's Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology with the highest grade possible.

September 2016

"Different Mapping Algorithms for Genome-wide Polymorphism Scans with Pool-Seq Data" by R. Kofler, A.M. Langmüller, P. Nouhaud, K.A. Otte and C. Schlötterer: now online in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Link to publication [Link 1]

September 2016

An intense month at the population genetics introductory course for our new PhD students, and guest ESRs from the BINGO training network [Link 2], from Austria, Germany, Portugal and Greece. Link to course [Link 3]

September 2016

"Ancestral population reconstitution from isofemale lines as a tool for experimental evolution" by P. Nouhaud, R. Tobler, V. Nolte and C. Schlötterer is now online in Ecology and Evolution. Link to publication [Link 4]

August 2016

Genetics recently accepted "Estimating the effective population size from temporal allele frequency changes in experimental evolution" by A. Jónás, T. Taus, C. Kosiol, C. Schlötterer and A. Futschik. Link to publication [Link 5]

August 2016

"PoPoolationTE2: Comparative Population Genomics of Transposable Elements Using Pool-Seq" by R. Kofler, D. Gómez-Sánchez and C. Schlötterer was accepted by Molecular Biology and Evolution. Link to publication [Link 6]

July 2016

PhD students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics [Link 7] taught 10-12 year old, curious mini-investigators about evolution and fruit flies in an outreach effort at "Kinderuni".

July 2016

D. Schrempf and C. Kosiol are part of the collaborative paper "Reversible polymorphism-aware phylogenetic models and their application to tree inference", recently published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. Link to publication [Link 8]

July 2016

A.M. Jakšić and C. Schlötterer pulished a study about "The interplay of temperature and genotype on patterns of alternative splicing in Drosophila melanogaster" in Genetics. Link to publication [Link 9]

July 2016

"Improved versions of common estimators of the recombination rate" by K. Gärtner and A. Futschik is now online [Link 10] in the Journal of Computational Biology.

June 2016

Congratulations to our PhD student Tom Hill [Link 11]! He successfully defended his thesis "Hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans, caused by a rapid global invasion of the P-element". Good luck for your next career step as Postdoc in the US!

June 2016

"Inference of adaptive gene expression by experimental evolution" was funded by the FWF. Link to grants [Link 12]

May 2016

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 13]

April 2016

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.

March 2016

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 14]. Robert advanced to group leader after the FWF granted his project "Optimizing novel methods for dissecting complex traits".

February 2016

Congratulations to our former graduate student Raymond Tobler [Link 15]. 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.

January 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Dominik Schrempf [Link 16] for a Visiting Grant at Aarhus University!

 

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Recent press releases

2016

New software helps to find out why “jumping genes” are activated [Link 18]

2015

DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly [Link 19]

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation [Link 20]

2014

In search of lost genes [Link 21]

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis [Link 22]

Featured in the press

... Link to Falter "Heureka" [Link 23]

... Link to "Die Presse"
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... Link to "The New York Times" [Link 25]

... Link to "Der Standard" [Link 26]

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" [Link 27]

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here [Link 28] for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator [Link 29]

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German [Link 30] and English [Link 31]

 
 

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Institute of Population Genetics
1210 Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1
Building HA, 4th floor

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

Link to directions [Link 39]

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