EBC Gradschool: Seminar series

Seminar series spring 2015

Tuesday , Jan 20,  2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Mike Ritchie (University of St. Andrews U.K)
Title: Using transcriptomics to examine behavioural evolution
Host: Jochen Wolf

Tuesday , Feb 3, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Sander van Doorn (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Title: The genetic architecture of sexual conflict: consequences for sex-determination and intersexual arms races
Host: Claus Rüffler

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Stephen Wright (University of Toronto, Canada)
Title: Adaptation and constraint on plant genomes
Host: Amandine Cornille

Tuesday , Feb 17, 2pm, Lindahlsalen (organised jointly with Dept. Animal Ecology)
Speaker: Tobias Lenz (MPI Evolutionsbiologie, Plön, Germany)
Title: Evolutionary genetics of the adaptive immune system
Host: Yvonne Meyer-Lucht

Tuesday , Mar 3, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Nicola Nadeau (University of Sheffield, U.K.)
Title: The genetics of parallel colour and pattern evolution in mimetic Heliconius butterflies
Host: Taki Kawakami

Tuesday , Mar 17, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Karl Schmid (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Title: Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of wild barley adaptation to different environment.
Host: Torsten Günther

Tuesday , Mar 31, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Mikkel Schierup (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Title: Evolution of the X chromosome and speciation in great apes
Host: Per Sjödin

Tuesday , Apr 14, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Timo Vanderniet (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands)
Title: Do gene flow patterns render reproductive isolation irrelevant in plant speciation? A critical evaluation of a neglected key component
Host: Judith Trunschke

Tuesday , Apr 28, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Oded Rechavi (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Title: RNA-mediated inheritance of memories
Host: Berrit Kiel

Tuesday , May 12, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Nicolas Galtier (University of Montpellier, France)
Title: Population genomics of non-model animals
Host: Sylvain Glémin

Tuesday , May 26, 2pm, Lindahlsalen
Speaker: Aneil Agrawal (University of Toronto, Canada)
Title: Coalescence with linked selection in systems with bi- and uniparental reproduction
Host: Göran Arnqvist

Welcome to Uppsala Centre for Evolution and Genomics (UCEG)

We have joined forces to bring together world-class expertise in evolutionary genomics, comparative morphology, molecular evolution, evolutionary ecology and systematics.

We study the natural diversity of living organisms at progressively higher levels of evolution from populations to species to phyla. We aim to investigate the molecular mechanistic basis for complex phenotypic traits such as behaviour and morphology, and for key concepts such as speciation and fitness variation. In a very real sense, the project aims to fulfil the vision of Linnaeus, which began at Uppsala and has remained strong ever since.

Evolution in Sweden



Evolution in Sweden 15-16 January 2014 was organized by our graduate school and attracted researchers from all parts of the country. A particularlly strong trend was that many research groups are now combining studies of natural populations with genomic approaches to tackle a wide range of evolutionary questions. 


"The meeting was very interesting and timely for me as I am about to write my own first big research application" says the UCEG postdoc Magne Friberg.