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Jeremy’s exit seminar & outstanding dissertation prize

Congratulations to Jeremy Berg on his exit seminar & on winning the UCDavis Merton Love Evolution and Ecology outstanding dissertation prize. Jeremy gave a great seminar on his dissertation work on soft sweeps and polygenic adaptation on human height. The … Continue reading

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Nancy’s biology of genomes talk

Nancy presented her work on the genomics of short-term selection in the Florida Scrub Jays  at the CSHL Biology of genomes meeting. You can read a writeup of the work here. Nancy’s talk was wonderfully illustrated by Alex Cagan:

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what is genetic correlation?

With the availability of genomic data on large cohorts of well-phenotyped individuals, there has been an increased interest in “genetic correlations” between traits. That is, when testing a set of genetic variants for association with two traits, are the effects … Continue reading

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Slides of Coop Lab talks/posters at SMBE

Slides from the Coop lab talks are posted below. Note that much of this work is ongoing, so please treat it as provisional. Contact us if you’d like to know more, or if you want to build on it. Alisa … Continue reading

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Does grasshopper sperm evolve to make female meiosis fair?

Juan Pedro M. Camacho alerted Yaniv and myself towards Herrera et al. 1996 –a potential example of male control of female meiotic drive being exposed in crosses among grasshopper populations– as we predicted in our paper (Brandvain and Coop, “Sperm … Continue reading

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Coopons at SMBE

The Coop lab are looking forward to SMBE in Vienna next week. We’ve listed our talks below. Jeremy Berg. Patterns of Genetic and Haplotypic Variation surrounding a Sweep from Standing Variation 130B Poster session A Mon 13-Thurs16 Alisa Sedghifar. The … Continue reading

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Some photos and slides from BAPG

We had a great BAPG meeting. The tweets from the meeting are storified here. Thanks to everyone who attended (over 100 people). Thanks to and the Population Biology group at Davis for sponsorship. Also thanks to all of the … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Classics Reading Group 2014

For our Monday reading group we chose to read a series of classic papers in Evolutionary Biology. Each week the discussion leaders chose their paper/book excerpt and often chose to add a companion paper. Below is a complete list of … Continue reading

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Bay Area Population Genomics Meeting XI

Dear population genomicists of the Bay Area, The tenth Bay Area Population genomics meeting was great, thanks to CEHG Stanford for hosting it. We will be hosting BAPG XI at UC Davis (Storer Hall) on December 6, 2014, and we … Continue reading

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Coop lab at Evolution 2014

We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new folks at Evolution 2014. Here’s a list of the talks by the Coop lab at the conference. Jeremy Berg. General extensions of Qst/Fst for detecting adaptation in quantitative traits. 2A_306A … Continue reading

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