One of the Center's core activities is a weekly seminar during the academic school year followed by discussion covering current research both inside and outside CEHG member labs. In the Evolgenome seminar series, local and guest speakers present their work related to the topics of the Center. The topics range from theoretical evolutionary biology, large scale sequencing studies, paleontology, and population history, to experimental studies of evolution using model systems. The speakers are typically professors, postdocs, or graduate students discussing ongoing research. The seminars commonly take place in the School of Medicine, in Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center (http://lksc.stanford.edu/), Clark Center, or the Alway Building during Wednesday lunch hours. Delicious food is always provided, so be sure to bring your friends!
In order to encourage interaction between CEHG members, we invite everyone to enjoy a simple lunch (provided by CEHG) before the seminar starts at 12:15pm or 12:30pm. We also encourage questions during the seminar and ask speakers to allow for plenty of time afterwards for a Q&A session. We also invite attendees to tweet their responses and thoughts, using #Evolgenome.
Miss a seminar? Follow CEHG coverage @StanfordCEHG. You can watch on Stanford's popular youtube channel: Maude Phipps (from Monash University in Malaysia) discuss "Indigenous Communities of Malaysia, their Genetic History and Health" (November 2015); Elizabeth Jerison (from Harvard University) present her findings on "Genetic Determinants of Adaptability and Trade-Offs in Yeast Laboratory Evolution" (January 2016); and Michael Pearce (Stanford University) on "Evolutionary Speed Ups from Rare Reassortment" (February 2016).
Nominate a Speaker
If you would like to speak in the Evolgenome seminar series or you would like to invite someone to speak, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend our 2019-20 speaker series, detailed in the table below. (Details will be posted as soon as they are available).
|Hannah Moots||Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Anthropology||12,000-Year Genetic History of Rome and the Italian Peninsula||Wed 10/9, 12pm||Clark S360|
|Joanna Masel||Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona||Molecular errors and evolvability||Wed 10/16, 12pm||MSOB X303|
|Kimberly McManus||Scientist II, Manager at 23andme||Predicting the ancestry of millions||Wed 10/23, 12pm||Clark S360|
|Moisés Expósito Alonso||Assistant Professor, Carnegie Department of Plant Biology||Of genomic evolution in response to climate change||Wed 10/30, 12pm||MSOB X303|
|Chris Kyriazis||PhD Student, UCLA Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology||Strongly deleterious mutations determine extinction risk in small populations||Wed 11/6, 12pm||Clark S360|
|Gill Bejerano||Associate Professor of Developmental Biology||Evil-Genome / Evol-Genome: Terrible diseases & amazing adaptations in A, C, G & T||Wed 11/13, 12pm||MSOB X303|
|Kirk Lohmueller||Associate Professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UCLA||Roll with the changes: Shifting selection coefficients across species||Wed 1/22, 12pm||Clark S363|
|Julia Palacios||Assistant Professor of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford||Statistical summaries of unlabeled genealogies||Wed 1/29, 12pm||Clark S360|
|Qin Li||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, Stanford||RNA editing plays a primary role in common autoimmune and immune-related diseases||Wed 2/12, 12pm||Clark S360|
Note: special day/time!
|Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania||Using ancient DNA to study human adaptation||Tu 2/18, 12:15pm||Clark S360|
[Rescheduled for May 20, health restrictions allowing]
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases (Department of Medicine), Stanford||Genomic evidence of prisons as amplifiers of community tuberculosis epidemics in Brazil||Wed 3/11, 12pm||Clark S363|
Innovative Genomics Institute
Gladstone Institutes SF
|Unbiased detection of CRISPR off-targets in vivo using DISCOVER-Seq||Wed 4/1, 12 pm||MSOB X303|
|Professor of Mathematics, National Chengchi University, Taipei||Asymptotic and exact counting results for phylogenetic networks||Wed 4/29, 12 pm||MSOB X303|
|Emily Ebel||Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Petrov Lab||TBD||Wed 5/13, 12pm||LKSC 101|
|Katharine Walter||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases (Department of Medicine), Stanford||Genomic evidence of prisons as amplifiers of community tuberculosis epidemics in Brazil||Wed 5/20, 12pm||LKSC 101|
This is our 2018-19 speaker series, detailed in the table below.
|Christopher Jakobson||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Chemical and Systems Biology (Jarosz Lab)||Molecular drivers of complex heritability revealed by a natural genotype-to-phenotype map||Wed 10/3, 12pm||LK205/206|
|Gill Bejerano||Associate Professor of Developmental Biology, Stanford||EvilGenome/EvolGenome: Diagnosing terrible human disease & discovering amazing animal adaptations||Wed 10/10, 12pm||Alway M106|
|Chao Jiang||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Genetics (Snyder Lab)||Dynamic Human Environmental Exposome Revealed by Longitudinal Personal Monitoring||Wed 10/24, 12pm||Alway M114|
|David Gokhman||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biology (Petrov and Fraser Labs)||What Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA Methylation Maps Can Teach Us About Human Evolution||Wed 11/28, 12pm||CCSR 4205|
|Nadav Ahituv||Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Francisco||Functional characterization of gene regulatory elements||Wed 12/5, 12pm||MSOB x303|
|Evan G. Williams||Staff Scientist and Senior Postdoc, ETH Zürich||Breakthroughs (and Hype) in Applying Proteomics and Multi-Omics to Complex Trait Genetics||Wed 1/9, 12pm||Alway M114|
|Alex Ioannidis||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biomedical Data Science (Bustamante Lab)||Following Ariadne's thread through many nucleotides and many islands: Genomic methods for unraveling human population histories||Wed 1/16, 12pm||MSOB x303|
|Ziyue Gao||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Genetics (Pritchard Lab)||Sources and timing of human germline mutation||Wed 2/6, 12pm||Alway M114|
|Hanna Ollila||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Genetics (Pritchard Lab)||USF1 modulates chronotype and consolidates sleep||Wed 2/13, 12pm||Alway M114|
|Mike Steel||Professor Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury||The combinatorics of ‘capturing’ a phylogenetic tree from discrete data or distances||Wed 4/10, 12pm||MSOB x303|
Note: Special time!
|Research Leader, Max Planck Institute||The roles of gene regulation and recombination in adaptive evolution of natural stickleback populations||Wed 4/17, 3pm||Clark S360|
|Yuping Li||Ph.D. Student, Stanford Biology||Single Nucleotide Mapping of the Locally Accessible Trait Space in Yeast Reveals Pareto Fronts that Constrain Initial Adaptation||Wed 4/24, 12pm||MSOB x303|
|Priya Moorjani||Assistant Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley||Genomic Reconstructions of Human Evolution||Wed 5/15, 12pm||LKSC 101|
|Alice Popejoy||Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biomedical Data Science||Genome-Wide Search for Candidate Drivers of Adaptation Reveals Genes Enriched for Shifts in Purifying Selection (SPurS)||Wed 5/22, 12pm||MSOB x303|
|Margaret Antonio||Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Data Science||Ancient Rome: a genetic crossroads of the Mediterranean and Europe||Wed 5/29, 12pm||LKSC 101 Classroom|