Daniel Wegmann
Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, Los Angeles
Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

daniel dot wegmann at ucla dot edu

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2012 -

Postdoctoral training at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Life Sciences with Jeffrey Jensen

2009 - 2011

Postdoctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Departement of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with John Novembre

2005 - 2009

PhD thesis with Prof. Dr. Laurent Excoffier at the University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Computational and Molecular Population Genetics lab (CMPG) on "Understanding the Past: New Methodologies to estimate Forces shaping Genetic Diversity”

2003 - 2005

Master thesis with Prof. Dr. Laurent Excoffier at the University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Computational and Molecular Population Genetics lab (CMPG) on "Molecular Diversity after a Range Expansion in Heterogeneous Environments"

2000 - 2003

Undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Bern

1995 - 2000

Matura Typus C, mathematics and sciences, Gymnasium Bern-Neufeld

Publications

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Awards

2010

Faculty-Award of the University of Bern from the faculty of science, department of biology, for the dissertation "Understanding the Past: New Methodologies to estimate Forces shaping Genetic Diversity"

2009

Kugelpyramide-Award of the Swiss Association of Science Olympiads for a distinguished engagement for science and the youth

2007

Travel Grant of the Swiss Zoological Socienty to attend the ESEB conference in Uppsala, Sweden

2006

Töggeli-Award of the Zoological Institute, University of Bern, for the best presentation of a student at an international conference

Conference Contributions and Invited Talks

2012

2011

  • Invited talk "Inferring Evolutionary Histories from Genetic Data" on December 8 at the Institut for Anthropology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
  • Talk ``Deep re-sequencing reveals the abundance and geographic structure of rare variant diversity in humans'' on December 6 at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Talk "Deep re-sequencing reveals the abundance and geographic structure of rare variant diversity in humans" at the 13th congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), August 20-25 in Tübingen, Germany
  • Invited talk "Recombination Rates in Admixed Individuals Revealed by Ancestry-based Inference" on July 7 at the Department of Life Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

2011

2008

2007

  • Poster "Approximate Bayesian Computation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo" at the 11th ESEB congress, August 20-25 in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Talk "Approximate Bayesian Computation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo" at the La Fouly 2005 Meeting "Estimating Demographic Parameters from Genetic Data", September 14–17 in La Fouly, Switzerland
  • Poster "Approximate Bayesian Computation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo" at the Jacques Monod conference "Evolutionary genomics", May 2-6 in Roscoff (Brittany), France

2006

  • Talk "Range Expansions in Heterogeneous Environments" at the meeting of the French GDR (GDR CNRS 1928 Génomique des populations), March 16–17 in Banyuls, France
  • Talk "Range Expansions in Heterogeneous Environments" at the annual meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies, February 16-17 in Geneva, Switzerland

2005

  • Talk "Range Expansions in Heterogeneous Environments" at the La Fouly 2005 Meeting "Demogenetics of Fragmented Populations", September 14-17 in La Fouly, Switzerland
  • Poster "Range Expansions in Heterogeneous Environments" at the annual meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies, February 24–25 in Basel, Switzerland

Professional Service

Membership

  • European Society of Evolutionary Biology ESEB
  • American Society of Human Genetics ASHG
  • Swiss Zoological Society

Reviewer for

  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • BMC Evolutionary Biology
  • Briefings in Bioinformatics
  • Current Biology
  • Heredity
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling
  • PLoS One

Teaching Experience

2011

Guest lecture ``Inferring Demographic Histories from Genetic Data'' in the course ``Population Genomics'' for graduate students, 10 hours

2011

Guest lecture ``Genetic Drift'' in the course ``Introduction to Population Genetics'' for undergraduate students, 2 hours

2010-2011

Guest lecture ``Human Genetic History'' in the course ``Genes, Peoples and Cuisines'' for undergraduate students, 2 hours per course

2006-2009

Assisting the practical course "Molecular Population Genetics practicals, part Data Analysis” for advanced graduate students, 20 hours per course

2006-2008

Assisting the practical course "Population Genetics” for undergraduate students, 10 hours per course

2001-2008

Lecture "Introduction to Evolutionary Biology” for high school students participating in the Swiss Biology Olympiad, 5 hours per course

2004-2009

Preparing theoretical and practical exams for high school students participating in the Swiss and International Biology Olympiads

2000-2009

Lecture "Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics” for high school students participating in the Swiss Biology Olympiad, 10 hours per course

2007

General Biology course at the High School Gymnasium Bern-Neufeld, 16 hours

2001-2007

Lecture "Introduction to Cell biology” for high school students participating in the Swiss Biology Olympiad, 12 hours per course

2001-2007

Lecture "Introduction to Plant Physiology” for high school students participating in the Swiss Biology Olympiad, 5 hours per course

Community Outreach

2011-2013

Scientific Project Manager of the International Biology Olympiad 2013

2000-2009

Head of the Swiss Biology Olympiad

2002-

Member of the Jury of the International Biology Olympiad

2004-2009

Head of the Swiss Association of Science Olympiads

10-2010, MS