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.