Fréderic Guillaume

Research Interests | Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

I am working in the research group of Prof. Nicolas Perrin and I'm interested in the evolution of dispersal in structured populations. Therefore I'm developing an individual-based and genetically explicit population computer model in order to settle the relative importance of the main evolutionary forces acting on dispersal, temporal variations (demographic stochasticity and extrinsic extinctions), inbreeding avoidance and kin competition avoidance. No model has yet permitted to study the evolution of dispersal with an evolving genetic load and models of the evolution of the genetic load in structured populations have never considered dispersal as an evolving trait. One aim of my study is thus to reconcile these two approaches.

I'm also interested in the development of statistical tools to infer population parameters from molecular genetic data. During my diploma thesis, I developed a maximum likelihood method based on the Expectation Maximization (EM) Algorithm to infer kinship proportions and sex biased dispersal rates from coancestry distributions. A software will be available soon.


Curriculum Vitae

Born on July 22nd, 1974, Switzerland

2004 -
Webmaster of the DEE website...

2001 -
PhD thesis with Nicolas Perrin.
"Multiple causes of the evolution of dispersal"

2000 - 2001
Diploma thesis with Nicolas Perrin.
"Inférence des paramètres du système de reproduction à partir de données génétiques par une approche en maximum de vraisemblance"

1996 - 2000
Biological studies, Lausanne University, Switzerland.

Academic presentations

2004 - Oral presentation: BIOLOGY04, annual meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

2004 - Poster: D.Day, students meeting of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

2003 - Poster: Annual meeting of the Population Genetic Group (PGG), Sussex University, Brighton, UK.

2003 - Poster: EVOLUTION03, UCA Chico, CA, USA

Events Organization

2004 - D.Day: first meeting of PhD students and Post-docs of the new Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, organized by the ADAS.


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