Evolutionary Biology Journal Club

The Evolutionary Biology Journal Club meets monthly to discuss general papers covering all of evolutionary biology. The ultimate aim is to provide a venue where researchers interested in evolution have the opportunity to discuss topics of interest and to share their expertise. All interested in evolution are invited to attend. Our meeting schedule is posted below, but in general, we will plan to rotate meetings between the the University of Manitoba's Fort Gary and Bannatyne campuses and the University of Winnipeg.   

Subscribe to the mailing list here and check this site for schedule updates. Email Aleeza Gerstein or Colin Garroway with specific questions and ideas for papers to discus.

Fall 2019 Schedule (all meetings at 4-5 pm)

2 Dec             Paper for discussion:TBD. 

                       Location:  TBD, Fort Gary Campus, University of Manitoba

                       Discussion leader: TBD

4 Nov            Paper for discussion: Johnson MS, Martsul A, Kryazhimskiy, Desai MM (2019) "Higher-

                      fitness yeast genotypes are less robust to deleterious mutations", Science 6464: 490-493. 

                       Location:  Room 201, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                         Manitoba

                       Discussion leader: Aleeza Gerstein, Microbiology and Statistics

5 Sept            Paper for discussion: Liu X, Li YI, and Pritchard (2019) "Trans Effects on Gene  

                        Expression Can Drive Omnigenic Inheritance", Cell 177: 1022-1034. 

                       Location:  Room 304, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                         Manitoba

                       Discussion leader: Sara Good, Biology, University of Winnipeg

 

 

Summer 2019

31 July           Paper for discussion: Noble, Radersma, and Uller (2019) "Plastic responses to novel         

                       environments are biased towards phenotype dimensions with high additive genetic     

                       variation", PNAS 116: 13452–13461 

                       Location:  Room 304, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                         Manitoba

3 July             Papers for discussion: Schrider and Kern (2018) "Supervised Machine Learning for   

                       Population Genetics: A New Paradigm", Trends in Genetics, 34: 301-312.  

                       Location:  Room 304, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                         Manitoba

                       Discussion leader: Mike Domaratzki, Computer Science

5 June             Papers for discussion: Kern and Hahn (2019) "The Neutral Theory in Light of Natural                                       Selection", Molecular Biology and Evolution 35: 1366–1371

                        AND

                        Jensen et al. (In press) The importance of the Neutral Theory in 1968 and 50 years on: A                                response to Kern and Hahn 2018" Evolution  

                        Location:  Room 304, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                          Manitoba

                        Discussion leader: Aleeza Gerstein, Microbiology and Statistics  

8 May              Paper for discussion: Laland et al. (2014) "Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?",                                      Nature 514: 161-164 304

                        Location:  Room 304, Biological Sciences Building, Fort Gary Campus, University of                                          Manitoba

                        Discussion leader: Colin Garroway, Biological Sciences