The DrosEU/ ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics will take place on 23-24 August 2018 at the CNRS campus in Montpellier, right after the Evolution 2018 meeting ( The summer school aims at fostering the study of adaptation genomics and evolutionary genetics in a variety of systems and using diverse approaches (e.g., population genomics, life-history analyses, statistical inference based on population and quantitative genetic theory, landscape genomics, GWAS, and Evolve & Resequence experiments). The school is organized by the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (DrosEU; and sponsored by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) and the Mediterranean Center for the Environment and for Biodiversity (CEMEB).   We will have sessions with 6 invited speakers (each with a 1-hr talk, followed by 30 min of discussion) and 6 contributed PhD/postdoc presentations (20 min plus 10 min of discussion). By bringing together empiricists and theoreticians working on different model systems and using different approaches, this meeting will promote fruitful discussions and allow identifying new avenues for the study of the adaptation in natural populations.

DrosEU/ ESEB STN Summer School on Adaptation Genomics.



Thursday, 23 August

9:00-9:20 Registration

9:20-9:30 Welcome

9:30-11:00 (Epi)genomic environmental stress response in Drosophila. Cristina Vieira (University of Lyon, France).

11:00-11:30 Coffee break and Poster session

11:30-13:00 Transposable element evolution in Drosophila. Andrea Betancourt (University of Liverpool, UK).

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Evolution timescales in Drosophila. Dmitri Petrov (Stanford University, USA).

16:00-16:30 Coffee break and Poster session

16:30-17:00 High environmental temperatures represent an important challenge for ectotherm organisms that can avoid effects of global warming through evolution and/or plasticity of thermal traits. Luis E. Castañeda (Universidad de Chile, Chile).

17:00-17:30 Genomics of an adaptive balanced inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly. Claire Mérot (Université Lava, Canada).

17:30-18:00 Genetic and plastic response of heat tolerance in Drosophila subobscura. Champak Beeravolu Reddy (University of Zurich; Switzerland).


Friday, 24 August

9:00-9:30 Welcome

9:30-11:00 Inferring demographic and adaptive histories from genome-wide polymorphism data. Renaud Vitalis (INRA, France).

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Measuring genetic differentiation from Pool-seq data. Valentin Hivert (INRA UMR CBGP, France).

12:00-12:30 Fine-mapping a quantitative trait locus for local adaptation to cold in Drosophila ananassae. Annabella Königer (LMU, Germany).

12:30-13:00 Demographic inference reveals the molecular consequences of domestication process and outcome in two species of the Solanaceae family (pepper and tomato). Stéphanie Arnoux (INRA, France).

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16.00 Can cis-regulatory variation point to the molecular targets of polygenic selection? Insights from the Arabidopsis genus. Juliette de Meaux (University of Cologne, Germany).

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-18:00 Signals of polygenic selection: between sweeps and small frequency shifts. Joachim Hermisson (University of Vienna, Austria).