Journal Club

The Evolutionary Genetics Journal Club takes place every two weeks in the Bateson Room at the Department of Genetics (4 – 5 pm).

Click here to sign up. If you want to be included in the Journal Club rotation, please send an e-mail to Tariq Desai (

Schedule 2016*:
24.10.  Welch lab (presenter: Jane Charlesworth)
7.11.  cancelled
21.11.  Scally lab (presenter: Ruoyun Hui)
5.12.  F Jiggins lab (presenter: Joel Alves)

Schedule 2017*:
Illingworth lab
30.1. Kivisild lab
13.2. F Jiggins lab (presenter: Elizabeth Duxbury)
27.2. Welch lab
13.3. C Jiggins lab

*Preliminary – might be subject to changes.


2016 Meetings:

21/11: Lindo, J., Huerta-Sánchez, E., Nakagome, S., Rasmussen, M., Petzelt, B., Mitchell, J., et al. (2016). A time transect of exomes from a Native American population before and after European contact. Nat. Comm., 7, 13175.

 Presenter: Ruoyun Hui

24/10: Lopatkin, A. J.,  et al. (2016). Antibiotics as a selective driver for conjugation dynamics. Nature Microbiology, 1–8. Presenter: Jane Charlesworth

26/9: Husnik, F., & McCutcheon, J. P. (2016). Repeated replacement of an intrabacterial symbiont in the tripartite nested mealybug symbiosis. PNAS113(37), E5416–24. Presenter: Sam Lewis

15/8: Broushaki, F. et al. (2016). Early Neolithic genomes from the eastern Fertile Crescent. Science, 353(6298), 499–503. Presenter: Toomas Kivisild

1/8: Amos, W. (2016). The quantity of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans: a reanalysis relaxing the assumption of constant mutation rate. bioRxiv, 065359. Presenter: Simon Martin

18/7: Poon, L. L. et al. (2016). Quantifying influenza virus diversity and transmission in humans. Nature Genetics, 48(2), 195–200. Presenter: Chris Illingworth

4/7: Kelleher, E. S., et al. (2012). Drosophila interspecific hybrids phenocopy piRNA-pathway mutants. PLoS Biology, 10(11), e1001428. Presenter: Frank Jiggins

20/6: Frantz, L. A. F., et al. (2016). Genomic and archaeological evidence suggest a dual origin of domestic dogs. Science, 352(6290), 1228–1231. Presenter: Tariq Desai

6/6: Singhal, S., et al. (2015). Stable recombination hotspots in birds. Science , 350(6263), 928–932. Presenter: John Davey

9/5: Fedorova, L., et al. (2016). Atlas of Cryptic Genetic Relatedness Among 1000 Human Genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(3), 777–790. Presenter: Toomas Kivisild

25/4: Yassin, A., et al. (2016). Recurrent specialization on a toxic fruit in an island Drosophila population. PNAS, 201522559. Presenter: Daniel Fabian

11/4: Raghwani, J., et al. (2016). Faster Adaptation in Smaller Populations: Counterintuitive Evolution of HIV during Childhood Infection. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(1), e1004694. Presenter: Nuno Nene

14/3: Tuttle, E. M., et al. (2016). Divergence and Functional Degradation of a Sex Chromosome-like Supergene. Current Biology : CB, 26(3), 344–350. Presenter: Chris Jiggins

29/2: Kuhlwilm, M. et al. (2016). Ancient gene flow from early modern humans into Eastern Neanderthals. Nature, 530(7591), 429–433. Presenter: Aylwyn Scally


2013 Meetings:

18/11: CEG Journal Club.Genetic incompatibilities are widespread within species.Russell B. Corbett-Detig, Jun Zhou, Andrew G. Clark, Daniel L. Hartl & Julien F. Ayroles. Presenter: Simon martin

04/11: CEG Journal Club. Keller, I. et al. Population genomic signatures of divergent adaptation, gene flow and hybrid speciation in the rapid radiation of Lake Victoria cichlid fishes. Mol. Ecol. 22, 2848–2863 (2013). Presenter: Chris Jiggins

21/10:CEG Journal Club.  Yeaman S. (2013). Genomic rearrangements and the evolution of clusters of locally adaptive loci. PNAS 110 E1743-E1751. Presenter: John Davey

3/06: CEG Journal Club. Cahill, James A., et al. “Genomic Evidence for Island Population Conversion Resolves Conflicting Theories of Polar Bear Evolution.” PLoS genetics 9.3(2013): e1003345.    Presenter: Aylwyn Scally.

13/05: CEG Journal Club. Herron MD, Doebeli M 2013 Parallel Evolutionary Dynamics of Adaptive Diversification in Escherichia coli.  PLoS Biol 11(2): e1001490. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001490  Presenter: Rodrigo Cogni.

04/03. Martis et al. 2012. Selfish supernumerary chromosome reveals its origin as a mosaic of host genome and organellar sequences. Presenter: Cristina Ariani.

25/2: Phylogenetics Journal Club. Pisani et al. “Resolving phylogenetic signal from noise when divergence is rapid”. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.028 Presenter: Martin Smith.

18/2: Dobler et al. “Community-wide convergent evolution in insect adaptation to toxic cardenolides by substitutions in the Na,K-ATPase”. Presenter: Chuan Cao. Bateson Room, Dept of Genetics.

4/2:  Multihost experimental evolution of a plant RNA virus reveals local adaptation and host-specific mutations (Bedhomme et al. 2011). doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr314.  Presenter: Ben Longdon.

2012 Meetings:

5/11 Real-time evolution of new genes by Innovation, Amplification and Divergence. (Naesvall et al. 2012). Presenter: K. Kozak (Zoology).

19/11 Epistasis dominates the genetic architecture of Drosophila quantitative traits. (Huang et al. 2012). Presenter: P. Juneja (Genetics).

3/12 A high-coverage genome sequence from an archaic Denisovan individual. (Meyer et al. 2012). Presenter: T. Kivisild (Biological Anthropology).

17/12 No meeting.