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Resources

We will keep protocols and links to important programs and useful/instructional videos here.

Popgen simulators: https://popmodels.cancercontrol.cancer.gov/gsr/packages/

Evolutionary Biology Talks: please add to this google doc

Readings: Adaptation and Natural Selection. (Williams 1966), Natural Selection: Domains Levels and Challenges (Williams 1992)

Our Developing Silphium thoughts:

How to sharpen pencils: We do a good deal of theory in the lab (read about the Theory for Life group at UMN). This often requires a sharp pencil. This video will help you sharpen your pencil so that you can do good work!

 

 

Nurturing science: Above, we learned that we can’t sharpen pencils without a pencil – similarly you can’t do science without scientists. Uri Alon has many excellent resources about nurturing science and scientists [e.g. here]. I am posting one of his videos below, view the rest here.

 

 

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news

(10/11/17) -- In our new paper Heath Blackmon shows that sexually antagonistic selection can lead to the breakdown of Y chromosomes by favoring inversions that cause aneuploidy.

(9/14/17) -- Postdoc Adam on the unusual S locus of Leavenworthia in New Phytologist [paper].

(9/1/17) -- (former :( ) Postdoc Heath Blackmon starts as an assistant professor at Texas A&M.

(8/30/17) -- Annual lab trip to the state fair! [pic].

(7/1/17) -- Our paper showing that self‐compatibility is over‐represented on islands is out in New Phytologist [link].

(5/1/17) -- It's fun to be the popgen / natural variation part of a team aiming to domesticate Silphium . See our master plan and rational in our Crop Science paper.

(2/6/17) -- Yaniv is Honored to be named a McKnight Land Grant Professor. Read the college announcement here.

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