Interaction Seminar

Fall Term 2018

Date Speaker Title of talk interaction
4.10 Alicia Welti (Master student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Nature doesn't count: The underlying genomics of plate size in three-spined stickleback
11.10 Carolin Sommer-Trembo (PostDoc)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
The role of behaviour in the adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika
18.10 Marcos Silva (PhD student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Chromosomal and karyotypic evolution in Characidae: the Astyanax case
25.10 Virginie Ricci (PhD student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Transcription Factor Binding Sites and Transposable Elements in fish genomes
1.11 Georgia Rouseti (Master student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Understanding coevolution through host-parasite interspecies linkage disequilibrium
8.11 Fabienne Nick (Master student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Determinants of salinity tolerance in the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna
15.11 Gabriele Pumo (Master student)
Tschopp Group, Unibas
New digit, who dis? The role of axon guidance in the adaptation of the neuromuscular system to changes in dactyly
22.11 Elena Menéndez (Master student)
Schärer Group, Unibas
Stylet regeneration in Macrostomum
29.11 Fabio Sacher (Master student)
Tschopp Group
Recovering spatial information in scRNA-seq data from the chicken limb bud
6.12 Athimed El Taher (PhD student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Sex chromosome evolution in Lake Tanganyika cichlids

The Principle

Speakers (MSc, PhD, or Post-Docs) give talks in english in front of their peers in an informal atmosphere (round table with drinks and snacks, no auditorium). Talks can be about almost anything (planned or finished experiments, or even theoretical work) in the field of evolutionnary biology or ecology. A very high level of interaction between the speaker and the audience is expected. People are therefore highly encouraged to stop the speaker during the talk for questions or remarks.

Drinks and snacks are provided, just bring your little coins to pay for them.

Pros and Cons of the Interaction Seminars


...for the speaker:

...for the audience:

PS: Obviously, there are no Cons!

History of the Interaction Seminars

The first "Interaction Seminar" took place in 1999 at the Zoological Institute of the University of Basel (Switzerland). They subsequently moved together with the Ebert Group to the Biology department of the University of Fribourg in 2001 and then came back to Basel when the Ebert Group moved back to the Zoological Institute in Basel in 2005.

When and where do the Interaction Seminars take place?

The seminars take place on Thursday at 17:00 in the seminar room (Room 01.26) of the:

Universität Basel, Zoologisches Institut
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

The seminars are announced at least one week before on this webpage.

If you don't know how to find us, have a look here.

How do I participate in the Interaction Seminar?

If you want to give a talk, get informed about upcoming events or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us: Maridel Fredericksen (, Telma Laurentino ( or Christian Feregrino (

Past Interaction Seminars