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Evolgenome seminar series

One of the Center's core activities is a weekly seminar series. In Evolgenome seminars, local and guest speakers present their work related to the topics of the Center. Topics include ancient DNA studies, experimental studies of evolution using model systems, large-scale sequencing studies, microbiome ecology and evolution, statistical inference of population history, theoretical evolutionary biology, and many others. The speakers are typically professors, postdocs, or graduate students discussing ongoing research. Seminars have taken place in person, over Zoom, and in hybrid format. Seminar locations have included Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Clark Center, or the Alway Building during Wednesday lunch hours. We ask speakers to allow for plenty of time afterwards for a Q&A session. 

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Spring 2024

NameAffiliationTalk Topic Date
Alex StarrStanford UniversityDisentangling cell-intrinsic and extrinsic factors underlying gene expression evolutionWed 4/17/24, 12:30 p.m., in person (MSOB X303).
Pleuni PlenningsSan Francisco State UniversityNew work about the coexistence of resistant and susceptible bacterial strainsWed 5/1/24, 12:30 p.m., in person (LK120).
Natalia RuzickovaInstitute of Science and Technology AustriaQuantitative omnigenic model discovers interpretable genome-wide associationsWed 5/15/24, 12:30 p.m., in person (LK205)
Tera LevinUniversity of PittsburghHost-pathogen coevolution using legionella and amoebae conflict as a model systemWed 5/29/24, 12:30 p.m., in person (ALWAYM112).
Aviv BergmanAlbert Einstein College of MedicineHow on Earth can Aliens Survive? Concept and Case Study.Thurs 6/13/24, 12:00 p.m., in person (Location TBD)