Asia-Pacific Genetics Seminar Series

The GSA has partnered with the Genetics Society of Japan (GSJ), the Genetics Society of China (GSC) and the International Genetics Federation (IGF) to host international seminars for the Asia-Pacific Region.

Seminars are one-hour virtual talks held on Zoom, four times per year, showcasing high quality research from diverse areas of genetics and aim to foster interactions between research groups and societies. The seminars are free, but registration is required.

Upcoming seminars

Prof. Guojie Zhang: “Evolutionary Significance of Incomplete Lineage Sorting”

May 11th, 2023
11am CST (Beijing) / 12pm JST (Tokyo) / 1pm AEST (Sydney) / 3pm NZST (Auckland)

Prof. Zhang founded the Centre for Evolutionary and Organismal Biology at Zhejiang University, where his group investigates biodiversity genomics and genome evolution. His research is driven by a fascination with the enormous phylogenetic diversity of organisms and their extraordinary variation in morphology, physiology, and behavior. Prof. Zhang’s research programs address fundamental questions about the origin of species, including human evolution, using interdisciplinary approaches. His work has revealed molecular mechanisms underlying speciation and adaptation for a broad spectrum of animal taxa.

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Past seminars

Prof. John Bowman: “The origin and evolution of land plants”

November 17th, 2022

Prof. Lisa Matisoo-Smith: “The last great human migration: Recent advances in understanding human settlement of the Pacific”

September 21st, 2022

Prof. Emeritus Tomoko Ohta: “Near-Neutrality, Epigenetics and Transposable Elements”

May 24th, 2022