Previous CIGENE seminars

Spring 2019

Date: May 22nd, NB new time: 11:00-11:45

Speakers: Ivar Grytten, Geir Kjetil Sandve og Knut Rand, UiO

Title: Graph-based genome representations

Abstract: See the seminar schedule

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Date: May 8thSiri Fjellheim, førsteamanuensis, NMBU.

Speaker: Siri Fjellheim, IPV/CIGENE, NMBU

Title: Evolution of cold acclimation and its role in niche transition in the temperate grass



Date: April 10thPhilineDec2018

Speaker: Philine Feulner, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Switserland

Title: Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. Genomics of the Alpine whitefish radiation


Date: April 3rd

Morten Limborg

Tom Gilbert

Speakers: Tom Gilbert and Morten Limborg


  • Life through the hologenomic window
  • Applied hologenomics



Date: March 20thBildet viser Nicola Barson NMBU

Speaker: Nicola Barson, CIGENE, NMBU

Title: The rainbow genome reveals genetic basis for sex-dependent migratory behavior



Date: March 6thMats Albertsen

Speaker: Mads Albertsen, Aalborg University

Title: Genomic-centric metagenomics in the long-read era

Time: 10:15-11:00 (for this seminar only)



Date: February 20thAmine Namouchi

Speaker: Amine Namouchi, CIGENE, NMBU

Title: Tracing the plague through Medieval times using metagenomics and phylogenomics of ancient DNA




Date: February 6thYann and Julien beskjært

Speaker: Yann Guigen and Julien Bobe, INRA, France

Title: Novel teleost whole-genome sequences for studying genome evolution after whole genome duplication (Julien) and sex determination (Yann)

Autumn 2018

Date: November 21stMichel Moser

Speaker: Dr. Michel Moser – postdoctor at CIGENE | BIOVIT |NMBU

Title: Genomic insighs into pollinator adaptation in Petunia

Abstract can be found here.


Date: October 24thCBerthelot_square

Speaker: Dr. Camille Berthelot, Research Associate (CR2) at INSERM, Paris, France.

Title: Regulatory evolution of mammalian genomes

Abstract can be found here.


Date: October 10th MO

Speaker: Dr. Marie-Odile Baudement,  postdoctor at CIGENE | BIOVIT |NMBU

Talk title: “Mapping the functional genomic landscape through sequencing of High-salt Recovered Sequences”



Date: 5th of SeptemberAlexSuh

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Suh (lab webpage), Dept. of Evolutionary Biology (EBC), Uppsala University

Title: Filling assembly gaps and knowledge gaps with transposable elements



Spring 2018

Date: Wednesday 8th May

Speaker: Prof. Jorge Fernandes

Title: Growth-related epigenetic changes during domestication of Nile tilapia



Date: Wednesday 25th April.Bildet viser Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Post-doc / forsker

Speaker: Ass. prof. Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, KBM/NMBU

Title: Proteomic properties of the Atlantic salmon skin-mucus and its microbiota



Date: Wednesday 4th of April

Speaker: Prof. Yves Van de Peer

Talk title: The evolutionary significance of polyploidy.

Place: Festspisesalen på samfunnet (see map: Kart_festspisesal)

Time: 12.15-13.00



Date: Wednesday 21st of March

Speaker: Associate prof. Ola Westengen, Noragric, NMBU

Talk title: Crops and cultures – a co-evolutionary perspective on domestication



Date: Wednesday 8th of March

Speaker: Prof. Susan McCouch,  Cornell University, USA

Talk title: The history of rice domestication: genetic isolation punctuated by genetic exchange

Time: 09:15-10.00

SKP auditorium


Date: Wednesday 7th of February

Fabian Grammes, researcher IHA/BIOVIT, NMBU

Talk title: Epigenomic impact on sea lice resistance in Atlantic salmon




Autumn 2017

Date: Wednesday 29 November, 12.15-13.00

Speaker: Tatiana Belova, researcher IPV, NMBU

Talk title: Putting the bread wheat genome sequence to work: analysing Norwegian bread wheat quality cultivars and wheat allergenicity epitopes



Date: Wednesday 15th November

Speaker: Ass. Prof. Simen Rød Sandve

Talk title: The grayling genome  reveals insights into gene expression evolution following genome duplication

Where: Husdyrfagbygningen, room H109, 12.15-13.00



Date: Wednesday 1st of Octoberknutrudi

Presenter: Knut Rudi, Professor in Microbiology. KMB, NMBU

Talk title: Gut microbiota of Atlantic salmon




Date: Wednesday 18th of OctoberTorgeir2015_Vasser

Presenter: Torgeir R Hvidsten. Professor in Bioinformatics. KMB, NMBU

Talk title: Gene regulatory networks involved in wood development (find paper here)



Date: Monday 2nd of OctoberAnnaWargeliusmindre.small

Presenter: Anna Wargelius. Group leader at the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research.

Talk title: Gene editing-addressing major sustainability issues 

in Atlantic salmon farming