Final program #mexpopgen5

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5th Mexico Population Genomics December 10-11th

DAY1 – Meeting December 10th, 2020

9:00am-9:10am Opening remarks MexPopGen5

9:15am-9:45am Keynote Speaker – Alicia Mastretta Yanes “From genetic to species diversity in the Mexican sky-islands”. Streaming YouTube link —

Chair: Andrés Moreno Estrada (LANGEBIO)

9:45am-10:30am – Homenaje a Daniel Piñero, fundador de la genética de poblaciones en México. (Spanish-only session). — Streaming YouTube link —

10:30am-10:45am Break

10:45am-12:15pm Mesa redonda – “Aspectos éticos de la investigación en genética poblaciones y paleogenómica en México”. (Spanish-only session). Streaming YouTube link

Moderadora: Karla Sandoval Mendoza (LANGEBIO)

Panel: Maria Ávila Arcos (LIIGH-UNAM) — perspectiva sobre la genética de poblaciones y paleogenómica desde la academia, Miguel Ángel Contreras Sieck (ENAH) — perspectiva desde la antropología física y arqueología, Ernesto Schwartz Marin (Exeter University) — perspectiva desde la antropología social y gobernanza de datos, y Jocelyn Cheé Santiago (LCG-Fac. Ciencias UNAM) — perspectiva desde la epistemiología y comunidades autónomas.

12:15pm-12:45pm Break

12:45pm-2:30pm Mesa redonda – “Oportunidades profesionales para estudiantes mexicanos de posgrado en genética de poblaciones”.(Spanish-only session). Streaming YouTube link

Moderador: Federico Sánchez Quinto (INMEGEN)

Panel:Andrés Moreno Estrada (LANGEBIO) — representando a la academia, Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui (Regeneron/ LIIGH UNAM) –representando a la industria en investigación, Alejandra Ortiz Medrano (Mandráx) — opciones en divulación de la ciencia, Mailyn GonzalezHerrera (Instituto Humboldt, Colombia) –opciones en agencias de investigación que trabajan de la mano del gobierno, Shreya Ramachandran (University of Chicago) — perspectiva estudiantil, Ilse Valtierra Gutierrez (Nature Communications) — representando a la industria editorial.

DAY2 – Meeting December 11th, 2020

8:45am-9:00am Welcome to academic symposium and instructions

9:00am-9:30am Keynote Speaker – John Novembre – “New tools for the analysis and visualization of geographic structure in population genetic data” — Streaming YouTube link —

9:30am-9:45am Break

9:45am -11:04am Session I — Streaming YouTube link —

Chairs: Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo and Maria Ávila Arcos (LIIGH, UNAM)

9:45am-10:00am “Genetic and phenotypic variation in the Mexican Biobank reveal the imprints of historical migrations and demography” (T). Mashaal Sohail, LANGEBIO, México / University of Chicago, USA.

10:00am-10:15am “Genome-wide scan of pre and post-admixture selection in admixed Latin Americans” (T). Javier Mendoza-Revilla, University College London, UK / Institut Pasteur, France

10:15am-10:22 am “Assessing matrilineal genetic diversity in Mexico through the analysis of ancient mitogenomes spanning 2,300–500 YBP” (FT). Alan Izarraras-Gómez, LIIGH-UNAM, México

10:22am-10:29am “Anthropological Genetics Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade” (FT). Cesar Fortes-Lima, Uppsala University, Sweden.

10:29am-10:36am “Encouraging the dialogue in ancient DNA research in Mexico through the Project “Ethics in ancient DNA research in Mexico” (FT). Miguel Angel Contreras Sieck, ENAH, México. (Talk in Spanish)

10:36am-10:43am “Evidence of ABCA1, PPARG, and GCKR gene variants related to lipid changes following a nutritional supplement intervention among Maya children with malnutrition” (LT). Chrisenedina Shérlin May-Kim, UNAM, Campus Yucatán, México.

10:43am-10:50 am “Genetic and functional studies of the Steel Syndrome founder allele and implications for population health” (LT). Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, Regeneron Genetics Center, USA – LIIGH-UNAM, México.

10:50am-10:57 am “Building Bridges Across Borders: The PIPANOM Project as a Case Study of Equitable and Engaged Collaboration” (LT). Alejandro Valdes Herrera,ENAH, México. (Talk in Spanish; slides in English).

10:57am-11:04 am “Genomic perspectives on the Afro – Caribbean diaspora in the Lesser Antilles” (LT). Daniela Orozco, LANGEBIO, México.

11:04am-11:30am Break

11:30am-12:21pm Session II — Streaming YouTube link —

Chairs: Federico Sánchez Quinto (INMEGEN) and Miriam Bravo López (LIIGH, UNAM)

11:30am-11:45am “Reference genome and demographic history of the most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita” (T). Phillip Morin, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), USA.

11:45am-12:00pm “The conquest of the northern frontier: Adaptation of the Virginia opossum to temperate environments in North America” (T). Renee García-Flores, LANGEBIO/ CCG, UNAM, México.

12:00pm-12:07pm “Recovery of an ancient Salmonella enterica genome from a Colonial individual from México City” (LT). Miriam Bravo López, LIIGH-UNAM, México.

12:07pm-12:14pm “Landscape genomics of direct-developing frogs: spatial and environmental divergence along a tropical gradient” (LT). Ruth Percino-Daniel, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, México.

12:14pm-12:21pm “Local-scale dispersal constraints promote spatial structure and arthropod diversity within a tropical sky-island” (LT). Nancy Galvez-Reyes, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, México.

12:21pm-12:45pm Break

12:45pm-1:45pm Poster session

1:45pm-3:12pm Session III — Streaming YouTube link —

Chairs: Alicia Mastretta Yanes (CONABIO) and Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo (LIIGH, UNAM)

1:45pm-2:00pm “Genome-wide differentiation in Quercus afinnis and Quercus laurina closely related populations: the roles of selection through geographical pattern” (T). Diushi Keri Corona-Santiago, ENES, Unidad Morelia, UNAM, México.

2:00pm-2:15pm “Local adaptation of Quercus castanea to a climate gradient in the Cuitzeobasin, Michoacan, México” (T). Libny Ingrid Lara-De La Cruz, IIES, UNAM, México.

2:15pm-2:30pm “Evolution vs pollution: a natural experiment in sacred fir (Abies religiosa) peri-urban forests affected by tropospheric ozone in México City” (T). Verónica Reyes Galindo, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, México.

2:30pm-2:37pm “Diversity and genetic structure of Ceratozamia zaragozae Medellín-Leal (Zamiaceae), an endemic species from San Luis Potosi, México” (LT). Naishla Miroslava Gutiérrez Arroyo, LANGEBIO, México.

2:37pm-2:44pm “Fungal diversity in shade-coffee plantations in the Soconusco region, Chiapas, México” (LT). Eugenia Zarza, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México.

2:44pm-2:51pm “Hybridization and gene flow of neutral and adaptative genes from five species of redoaks (Quercus: Lobatae) of an altitude gradient in Tequila volcano, Jalisco” (LT). Yoatzin Daniela Dimas López, IIES, UNAM, México. (Talk in Spanish)

2:51pm-2:58pm “Phylogeography and population genetics of Quercus glaucoides, a mexican oakspecies from the transition zone toward the Tropical Dry Forest” (LT). Ricardo Gaytan-Legaria, IIES, UNAM, México.

2:58pm-3:05pm “Population Structure of Saccharomyces Yeasts Isolated From Agave Fermentations” (LT). José Antonio Urbán Aragón, LIIGH-UNAM, México.

3:05pm-3:12pm “Establishment of evolutionary populations in the Olotillo breed as an option to recover diversity and local adaptation” (LT). Mónica Duhyadi Oliva García, Instituto de Biología, UNAM, México.

3:12pm-3:20pm Closing remarks

English – #mexpopgen5 – December 11th 2020 online

Dear MEXPOPGEN community,

Given the worldwide emergence of SARS-CoV-2 virus and the cases reported in Mexico, we have decided that the fifth edition of the Mexico Population Genomics Meeting (#Mexpopgen5) will take place online on December 11th 2020.

The deadline to submit talks and posters is October 25th 2020. Selected abstracts will be announced by November 7th. Since this Edition of #Mexpopgen will take place online, talks should be recorded previously and send to organizers by the 5th of December. Similarly, participants presenting posters should send them to the organizers before such date in PDF format. Registration is free and will remain open until the 5th of December 2020 or until we have reached the maximum capacity of participants.

Register here:

Send abstracts here:

IMPORTANT. If you already registered or sent an abstract there is no need to do it again. Abstracts that have been already submitted can be modified before the submission deadline.

Stay healthy and positive.

Organizing committee: Federico Sánchez Quinto @FSanchezQuinto (INMEGEN), Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo @dortega_delv (LIIGH-UNAM), María Ávila Arcos @paleogenomics (LIIGH),Miriam Bravo Lopez @MiriamJBravo1 (LIIGH-UNAM), Viridiana Villa Islas @V_Villa_Islas (LIIGH-UNAM), Andrés Moreno Estrada @morestrada (LANGEBIO), Alicia Mastretta @AliciaMstt (CONABIO).

Español – #mexpopgen5 – 11 de diciembre 2020 de forma virtual

Ante la emergencia mundial por el virus SARS-CoV-2 y el reporte de casos infectados en México, hemos decidido que la quinta edición del Mexico Population Genomics Meeting (#Mexpopgen5) se llevará a cabo en línea el 11 de diciembre del 2020.

La fecha límite para la recepción de trabajos será el 25 de octubre del 2020. Los resúmenes seleccionados para participar como pósters o charlas, serán anunciados antes del 7 de noviembre. Asimismo, les informamos que debido a que esta edición de #mexpopgen ocurrirá de forma virtual, las charlas deberán ser previamente grabadas y enviadas antes del 5 de diciembre. Así mismo, se deberán enviar antes de esta fecha los pósters en formato PDF. El registro para participar en el evento es gratuito y quedará abierto hasta el 5 de diciembre del 2020 o hasta llenar el cupo del evento.

Enlance al registro aquí:

Enlance para envío de resúmenes:

IMPORTANTE. Si te registraste y/o enviaste tu resumen para #Mexpopgen5 previamente, no tienes que hacerlo de nuevo. No obstante, es posible actualizar los resúmenes hasta antes de la fecha límite de recepción de trabajos.

Comité organizador: Federico Sánchez Quinto @FSanchezQuinto (INMEGEN), Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo @dortega_delv (LIIGH-UNAM), María Ávila Arcos @paleogenomics (LIIGH),Miriam Bravo Lopez @MiriamJBravo1 (LIIGH-UNAM), Viridiana Villa Islas @V_Villa_Islas (LIIGH-UNAM), Andrés Moreno Estrada @morestrada (LANGEBIO), Alicia Mastretta @AliciaMstt (CONABIO).

#mexpopgen 5 se pospone

Estimada comunidad MEXPOPGEN,

Ante la emergencia mundial del Coronavirus (COVID-19) y el reporte de casos infectados en México, hemos decidido que la quinta edición del Mexico Population Genomics Meeting (#mexpopgen5), que se llevaría a cabo el 22 de mayo del 2020, queda pospuesto para septiembre, tentativamente en la misma sede.

El registro seguirá abierto y la fecha límite para la recepción de trabajos se pospondrá hasta hasta el 14 de agosto, 2020. Asimismo, les informamos que en caso de ya haber enviado un resumen en una fecha previa a este anuncio, tienen la opción de actualizar su resumen hasta antes de la fecha límite.

Lamentamos si ésta decisión ocasiona algún imprevisto, pero ante las predicciones epidemiológicas, es imprescindible actuar de forma preventiva e implementar medidas que permitan asegurar el bienestar de toda la comunidad del MEXPOPGEN5. 

Si deseas conocer mayor información sobre el estado de los casos reportados en México consulta el aviso epidemiológico emitido por la Unidad de Inteligencia Epidemiológica y Sanitaria (UIES) de la Dirección General de Epidemiología.

Quedamos a tu disposición para cualquier pregunta y/o comentario que surga.

Organizing committee: Federico Sánchez Quinto @FSanchezQuinto (INMEGEN), Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo @dortega_delv (LIIGH-UNAM), María Ávila Arcos @paleogenomics (LIIGH),Miriam Bravo Lopez @MiriamJBravo1 (LIIGH-UNAM), Viridiana Villa Islas @V_Villa_Islas (LIIGH-UNAM), Andrés Moreno Estrada @morestrada (LANGEBIO), Alicia Mastretta @AliciaMstt (CONABIO), Lorenzo Segovia @lorenzosegovia4 (IBT-UNAM).

#mexpopgen 5 is postponed

Dear MEXPOPGEN community,

Given the worldwide emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the cases reported in Mexico, we have decided that the fifth edition of the Mexico Population Genomics Meeting (#mexpopgen5), which would take place on 22 May 2020, is postponed to September, tentatively at the same venue.

Registration will remain open and the submission deadline will be postponed until August 14, 2020. Please note that if you have already submitted an abstract before this announcement, you have the option to update your abstract before the deadline. We apologize if this decision causes any unforeseen events, but given the epidemiological predictions, it is essential to act preventively and implement measures to ensure the welfare of the entire MEXPOPGEN5 community. For more information on the status of reported cases in Mexico, please consult the epidemiological advisory issued by the Epidemiological and Health Intelligence Unit (UIES) of the General Administration of Epidemiology. We are available to you for any questions and/or comments you may have.

Stay healthy and positive.

Organizing committee: Federico Sánchez Quinto @FSanchezQuinto (INMEGEN), Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo @dortega_delv (LIIGH-UNAM), María Ávila Arcos @paleogenomics (LIIGH),Miriam Bravo Lopez @MiriamJBravo1 (LIIGH-UNAM), Viridiana Villa Islas @V_Villa_Islas (LIIGH-UNAM), Andrés Moreno Estrada @morestrada (LANGEBIO), Alicia Mastretta @AliciaMstt (CONABIO), Lorenzo Segovia @lorenzosegovia4 (IBT-UNAM).

Save the date! Aparta la fecha! #mexpopgen5 – Cuernavaca, Morelos

🇲🇽Tenemos el gusto de anunciar la fecha y lugar del próximo Mexico Population Genomics Meeting! La quinta edición de este encuentro académico tendrá lugar en el Instituto de Biotecnología de la UNAM en Cuernavaca, Morelos el día  22 de mayo de 2020. Pronto publicaremos más información, por lo pronto no olvides apartar la fecha en el calendario!

🇺🇸We are pleased to announce that we have set the date and venue for the next Mexico Population Genomics Meeting! The fifth edition of this one-day meeting will take place at the UNAM’s Biotechnology Institute in Cuernavaca Morelos, on May 22nd 2020. More info to follow shortly but don’t forget to mark your calendars in the mean time.

#mexpopgen5 coming in spring 2020

We are happy to announce that fifth edition of this meeting will take place in Spring 2020 (unlike previous years when it was held in January). We will soon confirm the venue and dates, so stay tuned and enjoy the extra months to work on your cool popgen research before having to submit your abstract to wonderful #mexpopgen5!!

Final program #mexpopgen4*

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9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 11:30 Session I 

Auditorium “Carlos Graef Fernández”, Amoxcalli

9:30 – 9:35 – Opening remarks Alicia Mastretta, CONABIO

9:35 – 10:20 “Genomics of sexuality in vertebrates” Diego Cortez Quezada, Center for Genomic Sciences UNAM

10:20 – 10:40 “New Digs: Revisiting Paleoanthropology in the Genome Editing Era” Keolu Fox, University of California, San Diego, USA.

10:40 – 11:00 “Genetic structure of Mexican population”. Juan Carlos Guevara López, ENAH, INMEGEN, Mexico.

Lightning talks 1

11:00 – 11:10 “Dissimilar evolutionary processes drive morphological and genetic differentiation across a subtropical fir species complex”. Jorge Cruz Nicolas, Institute of Ecology, UNAM, Mexico.

11:10 – 11:20 “Can Mexico City’s peripheral forest adapt to tropospheric ozone pollution?: Transcriptome analysis of the sacred fir (Abies religiosa) in a natural setting”. Verónica Reyes Galindo, Institute of Ecology, UNAM, Mexico.

11:20 – 11:30 “From microendemic to invasive species: evolutionary genomics, range changes, and fundamental niche of Trachemys turtles”. Ella Vázquez-Domínguez. Institute of Ecology, UNAM, Mexico.

11:30 – 12:00. Coffee break

12:00 – 13:45 Session II 

12:00 – 12:45 “Comparative genomics of longevity in mammals”Araxi Urrutia Odabachian, University of Bath.

12:45 – 13:05 “Domestication of maize: the importance of wild relatives in assessing the center of origin”. Alejandra Moreno-Letelier, The Botanical Garden, Institute of Biology, UNAM, Mexico.

13:05 – 13:25 “Soil environment is a key driver of adaptation in Medicago truncatula: new insights from landscape genomics”. Jimena Guerrero, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, France.

Lightning talks 2

13:25 – 13:35 “Reticulate evolution and relaxed selection shaped the temperate to subtropical transition in Mexican firs”. Juan Pablo Jaramillo-Correa. Institute of Ecology, UNAM, Mexico

13:35 – 13:45 “Surveying pathogens in the oral cavity of Pre-Hispanic and Colonial individuals from Central Mexico through paleogenomics”. Miriam Bravo López, LIIGH-UNAM, Mexico.

13:45 – 14:45 Lunch

14:45 – 16:00 Posters&Postres” Session 

Lobby of Conjunto Amoxcalli, School of Sciences

 16:00 – 17:55 Session III

16:00 – 16:45 “Comparative population genomic inference of demography and selection” Alexander T. Xue. Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA.

Lightning talks 3

16:45 – 16:55 “Genomic perspectives on the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in the Lesser Antilles” . Maria A. Nieves Colón, Arizona State University, USA, LANGEBIO-CINVESTAV, Mexico.

16:55 – 17:05 “Anolis lizards, an interesting model for tropical forest fragmentation studies”. Sandra Itzel Vera Paz, Institute of Biology, UNAM, Mexico.

17:05 – 17:15 “Natural variation and regulation of ribosomal RNA genes”. Fernando A. Rabanal, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology , Germany.

17:15 – 17:25 “Combining pairs of archaic and present-day samples to infer past demographic events”. Diego Ortega Del Vecchyo, LIIGH-UNAM, Mexico.

17:25 – 17:35 “Population structure, genomic diversity and phylogeographic patterns in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana)”. Sergio Nigenda-Morales, LANGEBIO-CINVESTAV, Mexico.

17:35 – 17:45 “Ancient Brazilian Genomics”. Diana Ivette Cruz-Dávalos, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

17:45 – 17:55 “Relatedness and differentiation in arbitrary population structures”. Alejandro Ochoa. Duke University, USA.

*NB: The program is subject to changes