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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 2

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!

August 2018

Now out in Genome Biology: "A simple genetic basis of adaptation to a novel thermal environment results in complex metabolic rewiring in Drosophila" by Mallard, Nolte, Tobler, Kapun and Schlötterer.
Link to publication 3

August 2018

New paper published in PLoS Computational Biology by Vlachos and Kofler: "MimicrEE2: Genome-wide forward simulations of Evolve and Resequencing studies".
Link to publication 4

July 2018

Congratulations to alumnae Johanna Bertl and Claudia Bank: Johanna Bertl was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics at Aarhus University. Claudia Bank, group leader of the Evolutionary Dynamics laboratory at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

July 2018

New paper by L. Endler, J.M. Gibert, V. Nolte  and C. Schlötterer: "Pleiotropic effects of regulatory variation in tan result in correlation of two pigmentation traits in Drosophila melanogaster" in Molecular Ecology.
Link to publication 5

June 2018

Accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution: "Re-adapting to DCV infection without Wolbachia: frequency changes of Drosophila anti-viral alleles can replace endosymbiont protection" by Faria, Martins, Schlötterer & Sucena.
Link to publication 6

June 2018

Congratulations to PhD student Anna Maria Langmüller! She received one of the prestigious Marshall Plan Foundation grants to support her research stay in the US. Anna will spend 6 months in the group of Philipp Messer at Cornell as visiting student researcher to work on population dynamics of CRISPR gene drives.

June 2018

Congratulations to Juraj Bergman who just successfully defended his PhD thesis "Inference of population genetic parameters in putatively unselected sites" on June 5, 2018 at Vetmeduni Vienna. All the best wishes for your postdoc career, Juraj!

May 2018

Mini-Symposium "Frontiers of Population Genetics" upcoming on May 9th at Lecture Hall B.
Link to event 7

May 2018

Publication now out by R. Kofler, K.-A. Senti, V. Nolte, R. Tobler and C. Schlötterer: "Molecular dissection of a natural transposable element invasion" in Genome Research.
Link to publication 8

April 2018

New paper by M. Lirakis, M. Dolezal and C. Schlötterer "Redefining reproductive dormancy in Drosophila as a general stress response to cold temperatures" in Journal of Insect Physiology.
Link to publication 9

March 2018

F. Mallard, A.M. Jakšić and C. Schlötterer are "Contesting the evidence for non-adaptive plasticity" in Nature!
Link to publication 10

March 2018

During a solemn ceremony, PhD alumnus Dominik Schrempf graduated "sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae", Austria’s highest possible honor for graduates who have excelled throughout their education and studies. Dominik is the first ever graduate of Vetmeduni Vienna to receive the prestigious ring of honor from the President of Austria. Congratulations, Dominik!
Link to press release 11

March 2018

Congratulations to PhD student Ana Marija Jakšić, one of 8 selected finalists to present a talk in the Walter M. Fitch Symposium at this year’s SMBE meeting in Yokohama. Finalists receive a one-year, online MBE subscription and travel support for attending the meeting. Ana Marija will speak about "Re-thinking a classic clinal trait: Pleiotropic consequences of thermally adaptive dopamine on pigmentation clines in Drosophila" during the competition for the Walter M. Fitch Prize (US $2000).
Link to award 12

March 2018

"High-throughput fecundity measurements in Drosophila" is now published in Scientific Reports by P. Nouhaud, F. Mallard, R. Poupardin, N. Barghi and C. Schlötterer
Link to publication 13

January 2018

Out today by Felkel et al.: "Asian horses deepen the MSY phylogeny" in Animal Genetics
Link to publication 14


Link to news archive 15


Selected press releases


Alumnus Dominik Schrempf received Austria's highest possible honor for excellent study success 11


New genes on “deteriorating” Y chromosome 16

Party discipline for jumping genes 17


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


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

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


In search of lost genes 21

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

Featured in the press

... Link to "BioTechniques" News 23

... Link to "Die Presse" 24

... Link to Falter "Heureka" 25

... Link to "Die Presse"

... Link to "The New York Times" 27

... Link to "Der Standard" 28

... Link to "Forschen&Entdecken" 29

... Link to "Die Zeit" 30

... Link to "Der Standard" 31

... Link to "Die Presse" 32

Press information

The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics in the press: click here 33 for more information. For journalists: please contact the coordinator 34

Press information of the Vetmeduni Vienna in German 35 and English 36



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

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