Journal Club (2014-2015)

The Journal Club is every other Wednesday, from 14-14h50, in room 219. Feel free to bring your lunch.

The schedule is indicated below. If it is your turn, please indicate the paper you are presenting and update the calendar accordingly. It can be any paper of scientific interest. Alternatively, you can also give tutorials on any scientific topic that may be of interest to other members of the group, organize a discussion on a scientific topic or invite an external speaker. Examples of past topics are given in the previous Journal Club (spring 2014)

October 22

Replaced by conference

November 5

Micha will talk about a recent gwas paper on the "Genetic background of extreme violent behavior" and the implication of this kind of research in court.

November 13

Zoltan invites J.P Hubaux to talk about genomic privacy.

December 03

Tanguy on the effect of the experimenter sex on animal stress levels, a very common but largely ignored bias in animal experimentation.

December 17

Beryl on paleogenetics and the history of alcohol metabolism in primates.

January 7

Micha about the controversial cancer and bad luck paper that just made the buzz on the scientific news.

January 21

Reyhan on schizophrenia and the gut microbiome.

February 4


February 18

David presents this mid-thesis

March 11

Katarina presentation will be: MRR vaccine and autism: a case of 'junk science' with the following papers:

Plotkin, 2009 Taylor, 2014 Wakefield, 1998

March 25

Rico presents: Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics Afshinnekoo, 2015

April 15

Tanguy on the genetics of portugese crypto-Jews:

April 29

Micha will talk about genomic imprinting and parental conflicts with the following paper: Babak et al., Genetic conflict reflected in tissue-specific maps of genomic imprinting in human and mouse, Nature, 2015.

May 20

Daniel presents the vision of Stephen Friend to revolutionize biomedical research by empowering patients and researchers

June 10


June 24

Katarina presents her master thesis