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URPP Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems

Events in 2017


April 26, 2017 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich


  • Greg Wray, Duke University, USA
    Title: Building a bigger brain: genetic bases for the evolution of the human cortex


Informal Get-Together

July 4, 2017 at Bar Damm in Zurich


Sponsored Symposium: Detecting the Genomic Signal of Polygenic Adaptation and the Role of Epistasis in Evolution

August 31 and September 1, 2017 at University of Zurich


  • Thomas Hansen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Joachim Hermisson, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Nick Barton, IST Austria
  • Markus Stetter, University of California Davis, USA
  • Peter Visscher, University of Queensland, Australia
  • John Mckay, Colorado State University, USA
  • Josh Payne, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mato Lagator, IST Austria
  • Daniel Croll, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Anna Santure, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Örjan Carlborg, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Sergey Kryazhimskiy, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Luke Mackley Noble, New York University, USA
  • Santiago C. González-Martínez, INRA, France
  • Anna Maria Langmüller, Vetmed University Vienna, Austria
  • Sam Yeaman, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Martina Rauscher, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Simon Aeschbacher, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Diana Jessie Rennison, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Josephine Daub, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jeremy Berg, Columbia University, USA



September 1 - 3, 2017 at University of Zurich

Booth: Vom DNA-Buchstabensalat zur Erkenntnis


Annual Retreat 2017

September 5 - 7, 2017 at Seehotel Waldstätterhof in Brunnen

Key Note Speaker:

  • Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

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



October 9, 2017 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich


  • Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
    Title: Evolution in Darwin's Dreampond: The adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes in East African Lake Tanganyika


PhD Student Guest Speaker Seminar

October 31, 2017 at Irchel Campus, University of Zurich


  • Marco Vignuzzi, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
    Title: Predicting and Altering Viral Evolution


Informal Get-Together

November 28, 2017 at NietturmBar in Zurich


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Impressions 2017

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Poster Symposium Polygenic Adaptation

Symposium Polygenic Adaptation