Evolutionary Biology

IEB seminars

IEB Wednesday seminar series

Organiser: Darren Obbard (Darren.Obbard@ed.ac.uk)

The Wednesday series is usually for invited external speakers and occurs throughout the autumn and spring semesters at 2pm in LT3, Ashworth Labs (KB campus). Members of IEB invite speakers and direct them to this page so that they can choose suitable dates. Each host co-ordinates their speaker's visit, which involves setting up their presentation, introducing the talk, chairing questions, and arranging dinner afterwards. Rosalind Shields (r.shields@ed.ac.uk) in the office will make any B&B arrangements required and takes care of posters and email adverts.

Date Event

Wed, 13th Apr

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Mara Lawniczak (Sanger)

IEB Seminars: "Anopheles population genomics, association studies, and the male contribution to malaria transmission"

Host : Sarah Reece

Fri, 15th Apr

4:00pm

Ashworth labs

LT1

Edward Ivimey Cook, Gabi Hajduk and Lucy Ford (IEB)

HH seminars: "A meta-analytic review of maternal effect senescence"; "Inbreeding and infidelity in a cooperative bird" & "Coping with rotting food: hurrying up burying beetles".

Host : Craig Walling

Wed, 20th Apr

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Sara Mitri (Lausanne)

IEB Seminars: "The evolution of social interactions in microbial communities"

Host : Diane Lawrence

Fri, 29th Apr

4:00pm

Ashworth labs

LT1

Peter Fields (University of Basel)

HH seminar: "Some disparate projects involving Daphnia and genomics"

Host : Darren Obbard

Wed, 4th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Chris Ponting (Edinburgh)

IEB Seminars: "Estimating the proportion of noncoding DNA and RNA bases that are functional"

Host : Deborah Charlesworth

Wed, 11th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Richard Cordaux (Poitiers)

IEB Seminars: "Bacterial endosymbionts and the evolution of host sex-determination mechanisms"

Host : Deborah Charlesworth

Fri, 13th May

4:00pm

Ashworth labs

LT1

Andres de la Filia, Rasmus Lindberg and Nathan Medd (IEB)

HH seminar: “Polymorphic reproductive systems: looking for incomplete Paternal Genome Elimination in mealybugs and human lice”; "Evolution without micro RNAs in the lab" and "TBA"

Host : Craig Walling

Wed, 18th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Raj Whitlock (Liverpool)

IEB Seminars: A genetic view of ecology: adaptation and resistance to abiotic change in grassland communities

Host : Jonathan Silvertown

Wed, 25th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Aurelien Tellier (TUM)

IEB Seminars: TBA

Host : Darren Obbard

Fri, 27th May

4:00pm

Ashworth labs

LT1

Matt Taylor (IIIR)

HH seminar: TBA

Host : Craig Walling

Wed, 1st Jun

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Nick Lomen (Birmingham)

IEB Seminars: "Ebola to Zika: Real-time, pathogen genome surveillance with portable sequencing"

Host : Andrew Rambaut

Wed, 8th Jun

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3

Stuart Baird (Studenec, Czech Republic)

IEB Seminars:"Introgression Across the European House Mouse Hybrid Zone"

Host : Konrad Lohse

Happy Hour Seminar series (Spring Semester only)

Organiser: Craig Walling (craig.walling@ed.ac.uk)

This series runs in the Spring semester and is aimed at providing all members of IEB with the opportunity to talk to a more general audience than available at lab meetings and journal clubs. Happy Hour talks start at 4.00pm in LT3, Ashworth Labs (KB campus). Please volunteer to talk - there will be 1 or 2 talks per slot and we are especially keen encourage PhD students and Postdocs. When the Wednesday series is full, the Happy Hour series can also accommodate visitors that are on sabbaticals etc. to help integrate them into IEB.

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