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Sunday January 13th

Arrival and welcome

14:00 - 18:00 : Arrival and registration of participants – Alexander & Gerbi Hotel   

18.00 – 18.30 : Welcome drink

18:30-19h30 : Welcome talk (Amandine Cornille) and opening plenary session (Keynote speaker : Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert)

19.30 : Opening dinner


From Monday to Friday :

- Morning sessions start at 9.00 and end at 12.00 with a coffee break from 10.15 to 10.45

- Lunch is from 12.00 to 13.30.

- Afternoon sessions start at 13.30 and end at 17.00 with a coffee break from 15.00 to 15.30.

-Free time from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm except on Monday (i.e. poster session). During free time you can enjoy Hotel facilities, enjoy Weggis or discuss analyses/datasets with participants and/or invited speakers… up to you!

- Dinner is at 19.00 each day.


Monday January 9th

Part 1: Computational methods to infer co-demographic histories using genomic data

Dr. Aurélien Tellier (Center of Life and Food Sciences, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany)

Morning: Session 1 – An introduction to ABC in theory and practice.

Afternoon: Session 2 – Introduction to models of coevolution.

17.30-18.45: Introductory poster session


Tuesday January 10th

Part 2: Comparative genomics using phylogenetic methods in coevolving systems

Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez de la Vega (Univ. Paris Sud, France)

Morning: Session 1 – The comparative method in the era of whole genomes

Afternoon: Session 2 – Comparative genomics in practice


Wednesday January 11th

Part 3 : Testing signatures of adaptation in coevolving systems using genomic data

Prof. Dr. Eva Stukenbrock (Max Planck Institute, Plön, Germany)

Morning: Session 1 – Detecting signatures of adaptation in the genomes: tools and methods

Afternoon: Session 2 - Genome scan analyses in practice


Thursday January 12nd

Part 4: Testing co-local adaptation using genomic data 

Prof. Dr. Peter Tiffin (College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Falcon Heights, US)

Morning: Session 1 – Different interactions, different genetics, and different expectations

Afternoon: Session 2 – Association studies in practice

Afternoon: Session 3 – Putting everything together or what we have learnt from this week?


Friday January 13rd

Part 5: Oral presentations on the application of methods and theory for investigating the ecological genomics of coevolution (see program hereafter).

9.00-11.45: mix of selected oral presentations (10min talk + 5min questions) and invited speakers’ talks (15 min + 5min questions)

11.40-12.15:  Concluding plenary talk, keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Tiffin, followed by concluding remarks.

12.15-13:30: Lunch followed by departure from Weggis.


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