[Popgenlunch] Fwd: No PopGenLunch this week, future schedule

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Thu Apr 30 17:35:44 PDT 2015

Josh Schraiber, of Genome Sciences, will talk in PopGenLunch tomorrow.

Title: Bayesian inference of selection from allele frequency time series

Brief summary: I describe a Bayesian method using high-frequency path
augmentation to make inferences about the strength of selection acting
on an allele frequency time series. I am also able to provide an
estimate of allele age. Unlike previous approaches to this problem, my
method is able to easily incorporate demographic variability. I show
on simulated data that the method works well; however, it is actually
very difficult to make inferences about selection even with complete
sample paths. I then apply the approach to real data and draw wild and
speculative conclusions.

Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Where: S-110 Foege Building*
(not the downstairs seminar room)

Below is the schedule of meetings for the rest of the

5/8 (Josh Schraiber, host)
TBA, no one yet signed up

5/15 (Josh Schraiber, host)
Mingwei Tang (Statistics)
topic: State transition on phylogenetic tree
using Brownian motion threshold model

5/22 (Josh Schraiber, host)
TBA, no one yet signed up

Sharon Browning (Biostatistics)
Topic: TBA

Alice Popejoy (Public Health Genetics) (tentative)
Statistical Genetics capstone project talk.
Tentative topic: molecular evolution of nonvisual opsins

*Foege Building is just west of the Health
Sciences Buildings. However a large
construction site blocks the way. To
reach Foege Building go due east for 16,982
miles, and you will then find yourself
approaching Foege Building from the west.

Please note that I am in Friday Harbor
for the sessions 5/1 through 5/22.
I will try to attend those sessions by
video link. Josh Schraiber has kindly
volunteered to host the sessions on those
dates. I will continue handling the emails,
but anyone on the email mailing list
can post to popgenlunch at u.washington.edu

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,
University of Washington, Box 355065, Seattle, WA 98195-5065 USA

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