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News

May 2019

New collaborative pre-print by Vlachos, Burny, Pelizzola, Borges, Futschik, Kofler and Schlötterer: Benchmarking software tools for detecting and quantifying selection in Evolve and Resequencing studies. 
Link to publication 2

May 2019

Paper by Lukas Weilguny and Robert Kofler is now published in Molecular Ecology Resources: "DeviaTE: Assembly‐free analysis and visualization of mobile genetic element composition".
Link to publication 3

April 2019

Just out in GBE: A recombination map of D. simulans - new paper by James M Howie, Rupert Mazzucco, Thomas Taus, Viola Nolte and Christian Schlötterer: "DNA motifs are not general predictors of recombination in two Drosophila sister species".
Link to publication 4

April 2019

Robert Kolfer just published "Dynamics of transposable element invasions with piRNA clusters" in MBE.
Link to publication 5 
Link to press release 6

April 2019

Congratulations to our Alumna Claudia Bank 7, group leader of the Evolutionary Dynamics laboratory 8 at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), on winning the SMBE Allan Wilson Junior Award 2019!

March 2019

PLoS Genetics paper published by Höllinger, Pennings and Hermisson: Polygenic adaptation: From sweeps to subtle frequency shifts.
Link to publication 9

March 2019

New pre-print by Jakšić, Karner, Nolte, Hsu, Barghi, Mallard, Otte, Svečnjak, Senti and Schlötterer: Neuronal function and dopamine signaling evolve at high temperature in Drosophila.
Link to publication 10

March 2019

Congratulations to alumnus Jun Chen on his faculty position at the Department of Ecology of Zhejiang University!

March 2019

New pre-print by Vlachos and Kofler: Optimizing the power to identify the genetic basis of complex traits with Evolve and Resequence studies.
Link to publication 11

February 2019

Barghi and Schlötterer published a perspective on the shift in data analysis from SNPs to selected haplotype blocks in Molecular Ecology.
Link to publication 12

February 2019

Bergman and Eyre-Walker just published in Molecular Biology and Evolution: "Does adaptive protein evolution proceed by large or small steps at the amino acid level?"
Link to publication 13

Febrary 2019

New publication by Barghi, Tobler, Nolte, Jakšić, Mallard, Otte, Dolezal, Taus, Kofler and Schlötterer: "Genetic redundancy fuels polygenic adaptation in Drosophila" in PLOS Biology.
Link to publication 14
Link to press release 15

February 2019

Paper just out by Hsu, Jakšić, Nolte, Barghi, Mallard, Otte and Schlötterer in Genes: "A 24 h age difference causes twice as much gene expression divergence as 100 generations of adaptation to a novel environment." 
Link to publication 16

January 2019

Phd student Anna Maria Langmüller 17, currently at Cornell Univ., is co-author of a new Genetics paper: "Maximum likelihood estimation of fitness components in experimental evolution." 
Link to publication 18

January 2019

Ilse Höllinger 19 just defended her thesis "Mathematical models of speciation and polygenic adaptation" at University of Vienna. Congratulations, and all the best for your further career!

January 2019

Robert Kofler has become editorial board member of Genes 20 (Section 'Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics').

December 2018

Call for PhD students is open. Apply by February 14, 2019. Details at https://www.popgen-vienna.at/ 21

December 2018

A merry crowd of 40 students, postdocs and faculty of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics had a great night out for ice skating and dinner.

December 2018

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics 21, our PhD program, just got prolonged by the FWF!

December 2018

Congratulations to associated faculty alumna Andrea Betancourt 22, now at Univ. of Liverpool, on receiving a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant!

December 2018

Congratulations to Gökce Aköz 23 on winning the 2018 Poster Challenge at Vetmeduni Vienna! Her poster on "Genome duplication in Aquilegia and the unique history of chromosome four" won the 1st prize award.

Group leader Carolin Kosiol 24 received Vetmeduni's scientist of the year 2018 award (category non-clinical research). Congrats Carolin!

November 2018

PhD alumnus Derek Setter 25 recently defend his thesis "Detecting signals of adaptive introgression" at University of Vienna. All the best wishes for your postdoc career in Edinburgh, Derek!

November 2018

Fabian, Garschall, Klepsatel, Santos-Matos, Sucena, Kapun, Lemaitre, Schlötterer, Arking and Flatt: "Evolution of longevity improves immunity in Drosophila" is now available in Evolution Letters.
Link to publication 26

November 2018

"Dynamics of transposable element invasions with piRNA clusters" now available at bioRxiv.
Link to publication 27

October 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kofler 28 on completing his habilitation procedure at Vetmeduni Vienna!

October 2018

Howie, Mazzucco, Taus, Nolte and Schlötterer: "DNA motifs are not general predictors of recombination in two Drosophila sister species", now out in bioRxiv.
Link to publication 29

October 2018

A new bioRxiv paper is available by Höllinger, Pennings and Hermisson: "Polygenic Adaptation: From sweeps to subtle frequency shifts".
Link to publication 30

October 2018

PhD student Shuwen Xia (Wageningen University & Research) is visiting us for 6 weeks in the framework of the BINGO 31 training network to collaborate with members of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. During her stay, she will work on RNA-seq data for a Drosophila melanogaster population in a new temperature regime.

October 2018

Congratulations Nayuta Yamashita 32 on her FWF grant "Food material properties and jaw loading in wild lemurs".

October 2018

PopGen Vienna alumna Ana Marija Jakšić 33 received a prestigious Award of Excellence for outstanding dissertations, bestowed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, for her thesis "Thermal plasticity of the Drosophila transcriptome". Congratulations!

October 2018

We had a great time at the yearly PhD retreat at Altaussee for talks, discussing, hiking and socialising with 32 participants including associated members and guests.
Link to group foto 34

September 2018

We're organising the SMBE satellite meeting ‘Towards an integrated concept of adaptation: uniting molecular population genetics and quantitative genetics’ from Feb. 11-14, 2019, at Vetmeduni Vienna! Registration and abstract submission is open. 
Link to meeting website 35

September 2018

PopGen Vienna turns 10 this year! We're celebrating this very special anniversary during a one-day alumni symposium on September 7, 2018 at Vetmeduni Vienna.
Link to symposium 36

August 2018

Ana Marija Jakšić recently defend her thesis entitled "Thermal plasticity of the Drosophila transcriptome". Congratulations, and all the best wishes for your postdoc career in Cornell, Ana Marija!

 

Link to news archive 37

 
 

Selected press releases

2019

Deleterious DNA often falls into a trap 38

2019

Vorteilhafte Mutationen im Überfluss 39

2019

Baboons provide new insights into the evolution of the genome 40

2018

Fruit flies adapt to climate change through metabolic rewiring  41

2018

Alumnus Dominik Schrempf received Austria's highest possible honor for excellent study success 42

2017

New genes on “deteriorating” Y chromosome 43

Party discipline for jumping genes 44

2016

New software helps to find out why “jumping genes” are activated 45

2015

DNA with self-interest. Transposable element conquers new strain of fly 46

Living in the genetic comfort zone: how to avoid the influence of genetic variation 47

2014

In search of lost genes 48

High-speed evolution in the lab – Geneticists evaluate cost-effective genome analysis 49

Featured in the press

... Link to "BioTechniques" News 50

... Link to "Die Presse" 51

... Link to Falter "Heureka" 52

... Link to "Die Presse" 53

... Link to "The New York Times" 54

... Link to "Der Standard" 55

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" 56

... Link to "Die Zeit" 57

... Link to "Der Standard" 58

... Link to "Die Presse" 59

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here 60 for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator 61

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German 62 and English 63

 
 
 
 

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