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URPP Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems

Events in 2014

Interdisciplinary Symposium

February 17, 2014 at the University of Zurich

The Center of Evolutionary Medicine in collaboration with the URPP Evolution in Action

Disease, Immunity & Ancient DNA - How interdisciplinary research reveals the evolution of human health and environmental adaptation.


  • Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich
  • Frank Rühli, University of Zurich
  • Abigail Bouwman, University of Zurich
  • Eva-Maria Geigl, Institut Jacques Monod, France
  • Anne Stone, Arizona State University, USA
  • Michael Campana, Harvard University, UK and University of Zurich
  • Kentaro Shimizu, University of Zurich
  • Giada Ferrari, University of Zurich
  • Médéric Diard, ETH of Zurich
  • David Seifert, ETH of Zurich
  • Angela Schlumbaum, Julia Elsner and Sandra Pichler, University of Basel
  • Sabrina Meyer, University of Zurich


Minisymposium Conservation Genomics

March 14, 2014 at the University of Zurich


  • Mark Beaumont, University of Bristol, UK                                                                   Title: An overview of current approaches for identifying local selection
  • Michael Bruford, Cardiff University, UK                                                                      Title: Genomics, ecosystem services and the changing conservation landscape: do we have the tools to address the paradigms?


Annual Retreat 2014

June 2 - 3, 2014 at Hotel Unterhof am Rhein in Diessenhofen

Key Note Speaker:

  • Henrik Kaessmann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

The program comprised progress reports from all research projects of the URPP Evolution in Action, workshops, discussion rounds and a bioinformatics session.


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