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VISG July Seminar: Dr Ludovic Dutoit

July 6, 2023 @ 2:10 am – 3:10 am

The seminar will be held on the 27th of July (note date change), 11 am in St David Seminar Room A and will be given by Dr Ludovic Dutoit of the Department of Zoology, University of Otago.

Title: Sex-linked stories in a shared genome
Abstract: When it comes to the genomics of sex, sex chromosomes are drawing most of the attention. While fascinating, they appeared much later than the sex phenotype itself. In this talk, I will explore the implications of a (mostly) shared genome on the evolution of sex. Using a combination of empirical and theoretical approaches, I will explore our current understanding of sexual conflict.

Biography: Ludo Dutoit has a range of research interests within evolutionary genomics. He is using population genomics, eDNA and transcriptomics tools to approach research questions in Ecology and Evolution. He has specific interests in understanding genomic signatures of sexual conflict, the speciation process and the evolutionary forces shaping genomic variation both in a fundamental context and within the realm of conservation biology.

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