Interaction Seminar

Spring Term 2018

Date Speaker Title of talk interaction
8.3 Alexander Hobi
(Master student) Tschopp Group, Unibas
Conserved enhancers of transcription factors Sox9 and Gdf5 in the vertebrate limb
15.3 Anna Eberhard
(Master student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Genetic identification of ungulates trough mtDNA on browsed twig in Switzerland Canton Appenzell Innerrhoden
22.3 Axel Wiberg
(PostDoc) Schärer Group, Unibas
Sex, genes, and molecular evolution
5.4 Mirjam Bissegger
(Master student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Strong autosomal sexual differences in Gasterosteus aculeatus: Antagonistic selection or genome assembly issues?
12.4 Nicola Mazzoleni
(Master student) Ebert Group, Unibas
RNA interference in Daphnia magna
19.4 Ricardo Lamano
(Master student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Population genetics analysis of Barbus barbus and Leuciscus souffia in Basel
26.4 Emmanuelle Grall
(PhD student) Tschopp Group, Unibas
Cell fate decisions during development: Establishment of the joint cells' identity
3.5 Aishwarya Ravi
(Master student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Gene Duplications of Olfactory Receptors in Astatotilapia burtoni and its Molecular Karma
17.5 Jeremias Brand
(PhD student) Schärer Group, Unibas
Should we study cryptic speciation and introgression in Macrostomum Flatworms?
24.5 Alexandra Viertler
(Master student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Scale morphology 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