Evolutionary Genomics of Sex

Invited talks

Wen-Juan gives a talk on IB2 research Day

IB2 - Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels

IB2 Research Day 2023 took place in FWO building in downtown Brussels. It is a full day symposium focusing on various aspects of bioinformatics. It brings together researchers from all levels from VUB, ULB, and other related institutes, who are working or interested in using bioinformatics to answer research questions.

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Wen-Juan was invited to give a talk, entitled "Ecology, Genetics and Evolutionary Genomics of Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination". It was great to join the Brussels bioinformatics research club and exchange ideas and expertise

Wen-Juan gives a research seminar at University of Basel, Switzerland

Wen-Juan was invited to give a seminar, entitled "Ecology and Evolutionary Genomics of Homomorphic Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination" at University of Basel, Switzerland. The series of seminars are on 'Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution'.

The talk was well received, and many students were engaged in inspiring discussions on the exciting topics. It was also Wen-Juan's coming back visit after left Switzerland in 2018. Good to come back for a short visit and tried the classic Swiss reclette dish
😃 She also got beautiful art illustration of cichlid fishes as souvenir from the host Prof. Dr. Water Salzburger, who also showed her the impressive and massive cichlid fish collection and aquarium for all these beautiful study organisms. What a great day for research exchange and fun discussions during the drink and dinner time.

Wen-Juan gives KU Center for genomics Early Career Researcher Seminar

This Friday, Wen-Juan will give a talk entitled "The evolutionary consequences and genetic mechanism of sex-ratio meiotic drive in
Drosophila affinis" at 4pm in the Commons at Spooner Hall.

Wen-Juan has been greatly enjoying her time at the
Rob Unckless lab, at @KUMolBio @KU_EEB @GenomicsKU! She is glad to know and learn a ton from so many colleagues and friends here 😃

She and her family would love to say goodbye & thank you all in person 🙏

Come and have a farewell drink with us 🍷🍺

#academicchatter #postdoc #farewell #research #seminar #thankyou #postdocs

Wen-Juan Ma

Invited talk at PAG XXVIII conference in San Diego, CA, USA

I was delighted to give a talk in a fantastic section “#SexChromosomes and #SexDetermination” at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVIII, #PAGXXVIII, organised by Prof. Ray Ming from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Many thanks for the invitation! Happy to talk about fungal sex chromosome evolution and #DifferentialExpression

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Departmental seminar at School of Biological Sciences at University of Aberdeen

I was lucky to be invited for a job interview for an Independent Research Fellow (tenure-track position).  This was a great experience, had fun talking to various faculty members, graduates and postdocs at School of Biological Sciences.

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Invited to give a talk at Evolution 2019 meeting

It was great to speak about the evolution of sex chromosomes and sex determination throughout frog development using RNA-seq approach, at Evolution meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in 06.2019
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Departmental seminar on ‘Evolution of Homomorphic Sex Chromosomes, Sex-biased Gene Expression in the Common Frog’ at Amherst College

Departmental seminar on ‘Evolution of Homomorphic Sex Chromosomes, Sex-biased Gene Expression in the Common Frog’ at Amherst College


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Excited to give a seminar on frog sex chromosome evolution at Department of Genetics and Ecology Evolution, Université Paris-Sud

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Thanks for the hosting by Tatiana Giraud and the whole team members. I am every excited to share and discuss my work on evolution of frog homomorphic sex chromosomes and sex-biased gene expression, at Seminaires IDEEV, department of Genetics and Ecology Evolution, Université Pairs-Sud. Thanks for the great discussions. Photo credit: Jade Bruxaux.

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