Web Conference on Genetic Basis of Quantitative Traits and Multitrait Association.

The B4EST consortium, through the University of UPPSALA, INRAE, University of OULU and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in collaboration with EVOLTREE, is hosting a web conference from September 21-24, 2021. The course will present the latest extensions of Fisher’s infinitesimal model, in particular the omnigenic model and discuss their implications for breeding, association studies and evolutionary inferences.

The conference will cater to PhD students and postfoctoral fellows with background in population genetics and/or quantitative genetics.

The conference will take place via zoom https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64413807543 To register please send and email to Martin Lascoux

General course plan: Each day we shall have 2 hours lecture in the morning and 2-3 hours tutorial in the afternoon. A detailed schedule will be sent to participants later on.

Panel of Experts (preliminary list): Santiago C. González-Martínez, Juliette Archambeau, Kalle Leppälä, Tanja Pyhäjärvi, Alina Niskanen, G. Giuseppe Vendramin, Antoine Kremer, Martin Lascoux

Content:

• Day 1: From the infinitesimal to the omnigenic model

• Day 2: The omnigenic model and evolution of quantitative traits architecture

• Day 3: Consequences of the omnigenic model for genomewide, multi-traits association: what we already know and what needs to be known

• Day 4: Estimating the genome-wide contribution of selection to temporal allele frequency change: principle and an application to forest trees



First EVOLTREE Conference 2021: Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems

The first EVOLTREE Conference, hosted by WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland) from 14-17 September, 2021, focuses on the genomics and adaptation of trees and interacting species from evolutionary, demographic, and ecological perspectives.

Contributions that apply innovative approaches and consider the relevance of their research in the context of biodiversity conservation through natural dynamics or silvicultural interference are welcome.

Registration and abstract submission is now open! https://conf.wsl.ch/evoltree/

EVOLTREE is a European network of research institutions and universities engaged in studying the evolution and functioning of forest ecosystems, in particular trees as the foundation species in forest stands. A prime topic in the face of ongoing climate change is to elucidate how trees, together with their associated organisms such as mycorrhizal fungi, respond to rapid environmental changes.

For more details, visit our conference website:
http://www.evoltree.eu/index.php/10-news/news-middle/180-evoltree-conference

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for now you can register only for the online conference. In early June 2021, decisions will be made if and how many attendees can participate on-site (subject to government travel restrictions that may change at short notice). You will then be able to acquire an additional on-site package.

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EVOLTREE Second series of online Seminars: Adaptation to climate change

EVOLTREE is organizing a second series of virtual events featuring leading experts in research on climate change adaptation – both in forest trees and other organisms. The series is an opportunity to hear the latest from relevant scientists in the field, exchange ideas and discuss potential collaborations and projects.

You can participate in the discussions that follow the presentations by registering through the links below or follow the seminars on the EVOLTREE YouTube channel

Programme

14 April 2021, 11:00-12.30 CEST: “Building genetic resilience in a rapidly changing world” Ary Hoffmann, Melbourne University, Australia

21 April 2021, 16:30-18.00 CEST: “Integrating niche evolution with life history theory can help us better understand the consequences of climate change” Ophélie Ronce, University of Montpellier, France

5 May 2021, 16:30-18.00 CEST: “Locally-adaptive mutations and their relevance for climate change ecology” Moisés Expósito-Alonso, Carnegie Institute for Science & Stanford University, California

More information

The seats in the live sessions are limited to 150. All seminars will be streamed on the EVOLTREE YouTube channel and recorded to be available afterwards.

Please register for each webinar separately here

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Summer school on scientific writing, reviewing and publishing & forest genetic monitoring knowledge transfer into practice

LIFE project LIFESySTEMiC, EVOLTREE and COST Action(s), in collaboration with the Slovenian Forestry Institute, is organising its 8th summer school on scientific writing, reviewing and publishing & forest genetic monitoring knowledge transfer into practice this coming August 9 to 14.

The summer school aims to provide Ph.d students, as well as junior and senior researchers training sessions on the production, the submission and the reviewing process of scientific publications.

For more information please visit Evoltree

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