BIG SEMINARS 2020-2021

BIG seminars 2020-2021

Every first Monday of the month
16h15, Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny

Free entrance

Some of these events may happen online and some on site. Please look at our website in due time to get the useful information.

BIG is an interdepartmental seminar series, and is organized by Christophe Dessimoz, Ted Farmer, Yolanda Schaerli and Tanja Schwander

5 October 2020  Charles Pence, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium ONLINE
Big data, natural history, and breadth in biological explanations

2 November 2020  Michel Milinkovitch, University of Geneva, CH
“A Living Cellular Automaton: When Charles Darwin meets John von Neumann & Alan Turing“

7 December 2020  Michael Knoblauch, Washington State University, USA
The phloem: Nature’s battleground for photoassimilates

18 January 2021  Liz Sockett, University of Nottingham, UK ONLINE
Predatory bacteria, teaching humans new tricks about attacking pathogens”

22 March 2021  Yoshi Tomoyasu, Miami University, USA ONLINE
“Exploring the evolutionary origin of insect wings from an evo-devo perspective“

12 April 2021  Molly Przeworski, Columbia University, USA ONLINE
“Causes and consequences of recombination hotspot evolution in vertebrates“

3 May 2021  Emma Hodcroft, University of Bern, CH ONLINE
“Practical phylogenetics for public health: realising research in real-time“

7 June 2021  Randall Platt, ETH Zurich ONLINE
“Harnessing the CRISPR toolbox to engineer biology“