The first afternoon of the workshop is reserved for a mini-symposium. Young scientists (and visiting researchers) will give short talks (~15 min) on their current research. Following the talks, students will have the opportunity to give poster presentations accompanied with Şirince fruit wines and snacks. We hope that this mini-symposium will help participants to introduce themselves and learn about the others’s research topics, which will foster collaborations in the rest of the workshop.

Talks (Monday, 14.00-16.30)

  • Mehmet Somel (Middle East Technical University, Ankara), “Mechanisms of testis divergence in primates
  • Murat Tuğrul (IST-Austria, Klosterneuburg), “Evolution of gene regulation: what we can learn from biophysics for the evolution of regulatory sequences
  • Luca Ferretti (University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), “Structure and evolution in fitness landscapes
  • Kahraman İpekdal (Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir), “Contact zone and introgression in the genus Thaumetopea
  • Hatice Bahar Şahin (Kadir Has University, Istanbul), “Salt Inducible Kinases in Drosophila Neural Development

Project Proposals (Monday, 17.00-18.00)

Poster Presentations (Monday, 18.00-20.00)

  1. Jamie Winternitz (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Prague): “Generation of MHC diversity via gene conversion depends on gene duplication and population dynamics
  2. Gönensin Ozan Bozdag (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön): “The Genetics of a Putative Social Trait in Natural Populations of Yeast
  3. Evrim Kalkan (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul): “The Turkish Straits System: challenging route for gene flow
  4. Sunna Ellendt (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön): “Bacterial composition in Cottus (Pisces) species inhabiting a secondary contact zone
  5. Ezgi Özkurt (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): “Evolutionary Relationships of Bladder Tumors
  6. Reyhan Yaka (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): “Ancient and Modern mtDNA in Relation to Peopling of Anatolia
  7. Hannes Hettling (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden): “SUPERSMART – A Self-Updating Platform for Estimating Rates of Speciation and Migration, Ages and Relationships of Taxa
  8. Yun Huang (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön): “The genetic basis of adaptation in lake and river three-spined sticklebacks
  9. Irene Dall’Ara (University of Ferrara): “Poor association of Human Clock Genes polymorphisms with environmental variables”
  10. Burcu Daşer (Hacettepe University, Ankara): “Comparing Distance- and Character-Based DNA Barcoding in Halictus Species
  11. Harald Ringbauer (IST Austria,  Klosterneuburg): “The use of path integrals in population genetics
  12. Jens Frickel (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön): “Eco-evolutionary dynamics in host-parasite interactions
  13. Barbara Vreede (Alexander Silberman Inst. of Life Sciences, Jerusalem): “Unravelling the molecular background of behavioural specialization in a social spider
  14. Zeliha Gözde Turan (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): “Notable decrease in transcriptome conservation during mammalian aging
  15. Tanya Singh (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia): “Fates of Beneficial Mutations in Hypermutable Asexual Populations 
  16. Joana Bernardes (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön): “Heterosis in yeast: a fitness benefit of heterozygosity
  17. Alice Ledda (INSERM, Paris): “Elucidating the rate of appearance and the distribution of adaptive mutations
  18. Abhilesh Dhawanjewar (IIESERs, Pune): “Comparative Mitogenomic Analysis in the range expanding populations of Argiope bruennichi
  19. Ozan Kıratlı (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): “Can mutation accumulation remain constant, when the parameters in simulations are rescaled?
  20. Victoria Pokusaeva (Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona): “An experimental investigation of the extent of epistasis between protein orthologues
  21. Eren Yüncü (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): “A study on mtDNA diversity of swordfish from the coasts of Aegean and Mediterranean Seas of Turkey
  22. Caetano Souto-Maior Instituto (Gulbenkian Institute, Oeiras): “Exploring neutral evolution of Dengue Virus with realistic population dynamics models

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The photos were taken in the Workshop on Quantitative Evolutionary Biology 2013 in the Mathematics Village. See the link for the other photos from this event.


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