We meet every Friday at 10:30 am for a journal club to discuss a scientific paper. Everybody interested is invited to attend. Please read the paper to be discussed in advance as we’d like to focus on the discussion rather than one person presenting the content and the others just listening. We meet in the coffee area of the Earth Institute (4th floor, Science Centre East).

To some extent the format is supposed to be similar to R.E.H.A.B. from the other UCD, except that we will leave out the beer (at least for now). A (hopefully growing) list of papers is included below.

24.3.2017
An RNAi-based control of Fusarium graminearum infections through spraying of long dsRNAs involves a plant passage and is controlled by the fungal silencing machinery

17.3.2017
A detailed analysis of the shamrock and its potential to be the next genetic supermodel.

10.3.2017
No journal club as many of us are traveling.

3.3.2017
Anonymity in science

24.2.2017
Kin recognition in plants: a mysterious behaviour unsolved

17.2.2017
The spandrels of San Marco and the panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme

10.2.2017
The intelligent behavior of plants

3.2.2017
Do early branching lineages signify ancestral traits?

9.9.2016
What does it take to evolve a nitrogen-fixing endosymbiosis?

2.9.2016
Genome plasticity a key factor in the success of polyploid wheat under domestication

26.8.2016
The RNA world hypothesis: the worst theory of the early evolution of life (except for all the others)

30.7.2016
Pleiotropy and the evolution of floral integration

15.7.2016
Programmed cell death in parasitic protozoans that lack mitochondria

8.7.2016
Can a biologist fix a radio? – Or, what I learned while studying apoptosis

1.7.2016
1135 genomes reveal the global pattern of polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana