Past Interaction Seminars

Date Speaker Title of talk interaction

Fall Term 2016

3.11 Athimed El Taher (PhD student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Transcriptome diversity of lake Tanganyka Cichlid fishes
10.11 Telma Laurentino (PhD student)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Fishing for answers on how genomic selection enables “stickles” to adapt to divergent environments
17.11 Camille Ameline (PhD student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Genetics and evolutionary dynamics of resistance in a fast evolving population
1.12 Pragya Singh (PhD student)
Schärer Group, Unibas
Mating behaviour and phenotypic plasticity in Macrostomum species

Summer 2016

1.6 Jeremias Brand (PhD student)
Schärer Group, Unibas
A phylogenomic view of sexual trait evolution in Macrostomum
29.6 Philipp Kaufmann (MSc student)
Schärer Group, Unibas
Social effects on self-fertilisation in the simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm Macrostomum hytrix

Fall Term 2013

20.11 Yann Bourgeois Dynamics of co-evolution in a natural Daphnia magna-Pasteuria ramosa population
4.12 Anja Buerkli Evolutionary causes and consequences of variation in individual selfing rates in the simultaneously hermaphroditic freshwater snail Radix balthica

Fall Term 2012

3.10. Alexandra Mushegian (PhD student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Daphnia Microbiota and Maternal Effects
17.10. Kristina Vogt (PhD student)
Koelliker Group, Unibas
31.10. Jessica Michel (Msc Student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
14.11. Anne Roulin (PostDoc)
Ebert Group, Unibas
28.11. Gilberto Neves Bento (PostDoc)
Ebert Group, Unibas

Spring Term 2012

28.3. Zuzana Musilova (PostDoc)
Salzburger Group, Unibas
Transcriptome sequencing of two African chichlid-fishes systems
11.4. Marilou Sison-Mangus (PostDoc)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Understanding Microbiota Diversity in Daphnia: From Ecology to Function
25.4. Cesar Metzger (PhD Student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Going for the throat: survival of the stickiest
9.5. Andrea Kaufmann (MSc Student)
Ebert Group, Unibas
Host range and local adaptation in the microsporidia Hamiltosporidium tvaerminnensis
16.5. Jessica Abbot (Junior Group Leader)
University of Lund, SWE
30.5. Kristina Anselm (MSc Student)
Ebert Group

Fall Term 2011

21.09 vacant
5.10 vacant
19.10 Micha Eichmann (MSc Student)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Cancelled, shifted to 23 November
2.11 Akram El Gebali (PhD Student)
Kölliker and Walser Groups, UniBas
An insight into earwig transcriptome
16.11 Stefan Boos (MSc Student)
Kölliker Group, UniBas
Benefits of maternal egg-attendance in a harsh environment in Forficula auricularia
23.11 Micha Eichmann (MSc Student)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Sperm allocation, sperm removal & mating roles.
Sperm competition games in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
30.11 Samuel Pichon (PostDoc)
Ebert Group, UniBas
Evolution of the microbial composition in Daphnia.
14.12 Nadja Burri (MSc Student)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Interacting phenotypes in a simultaneous hermaphrodite -
How does your partner's genotype influences you

Spring Term 2011

9 March 2011 no seminar -
23 March 2011 Marinela Dukiç (Phd student)
Ebert Group, UniBas
Loss of heterozygosity in parthenogenesis - causes and consequences
6 April 2011 Melanie Clerc (MSc student)
Ebert Group, UniBas
Castration and the correlated response of gigantism in Daphnia magna infected by Pasteuria ramosa
20 April 2011 Tobias Schär (MSc student)
Ebert Group, UniBas
Investigations on an unknown microsporidian gut parasite of Daphnia magna
new date:
11 May 2011
Sebastian Gygli (MSc student)
Walser Group, UniBas
Molecular bases of bacteria-host cell adherence: investigating the case of Pasteuria ramosa
18 May 2011 Astrid Boehne (PostDoc)
Salzburger Group, UniBas
Sex determination in cichlids
1 June 2011 Lucas Marie-Orleach (Phd student)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Male & Female Genetic Interactions in a Simultaneous Hermaphrodite

Fall Term 2010

22 September 2010 César Metzger & Pepijn Luijckx
(PhD students)

Ebert Group, UniBas
Experimental co-evolution by negative frequency-dependent selection under semi-natural conditions
6 October 2010 Roberto Arbore (MSc student)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Identification of sex-specific transcripts using RNA-seq.
20 October 2010 Steve Ramm (Post-Doc)
Schärer Group, UniBas
Quantitative genetics of sex in a simultaneous hermaphrodite
3 November 2010 Jason Andras (Post-Doc)
Ebert Group, UniBas
Biogeography of Pasteuria ramosa, a bacterial parasite of Daphnia species
17 November 2010 no seminar
1 December 2010 Romain Rouchet (PhD student)
Vorburger Group, ETH Zürich
Host-parasitoid coevolution: The role of parasitoid adaptation to endosymbiont-mediated defence in aphids
Thursday 9th December
(extra seminar)
Corina Heule (MSc student)
Salzburger Group, UniBas
Sex Determination and Differentiation in African Cichlids
15 December 2010 Markus Möst (PhD student)
Eawag/ECO, Dübendorf
The Daphnia longispina-galeata-cucullata complex in south-alpine lakes: an attempt to reconstruct past populations.

Spring Term 2010

03 March 2010 Dimitri Stucki (Master at Uni. Basel, Kolliker's group) "Antagonistic parent-offspring co-adaptation with sibling rivalry"
10 March 2010 Dieter Ebert (professor at Uni. Basel) "Metagenomics in metapopulations: testing for coevolution of microbiota"
14 April 2010 Yamenah Gomez (Master at Uni. Basel, Kolliker's group) "Family cohesion in European earwigs: Behavioural dynamics of mother-offspring interactions"
28 April 2010 Marius Roesti (Master at Univ. Basel, Berner's group) "Genomic insights in the adaptive divergence of a Lake and a Stream threespine stickleback population pair in Switzerland"
05 May 2010 Belz Elodie (PhD at FiBL at Frick, Balmer's group) “Behavioural studies to improve biocontrol in cabbage fields – Attraction of parasitoids and factors affecting their behaviour”
26 May 2010 Joel Meunier (Post-doc at Uni. Basel, Kolliker's group) "Incest avoidance in earwigs"
2 June 2010 Niklaus Mehring (Master at Uni. Basel, Walser's group) "Evolution of telomere associated proteins"

Autumn Term 2009

30 September 2009 Matthew Hall (University of Basel, Ebert's group) Sex, diet and death: how food and genetics influence the process of aging for males and females.
14 october 2009 no seminar
28 october 2009 Benjamin Lange (Uni. Leuven, Decaestecker's group) Daphnia symbiont community response to environmental changes.
11 november 2009 Janine Wong (Uni. Basel, Kolliker's group) Solicitation vs Self-foraging - Feeding strategies in nymph of the European earwig.
18 november 2009 Britta Meyer (Uni. Basel, Salzburger's group) Phylogenetic relationships and population structures of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid assemblage with multimarker analyses.
25 november 2009 Alexander VonUngern-Sternberg (Uni. Lausanne, Goudet's group) Three approaches to model nongenetic inheritance: evolutionary implications.
2 december 2009 Elham Sheikhjabbari (Uni. Basel, Ebert's group) The influence of the microsporidium Octosporea bayeri on the resting eggs of its host Daphnia magna.
16 december Anne Burkhardt (Uni. Neuchatel, Bernasconi's group) Conflicts of interest between a plant and its pollinating seed predator.

Spring Term 2009

Feb 25, 2009 Moritz Muschick The genealogical sorting index - computation and possible use in group assignment
Apr 8, 2009 David Duneau tba
Apr 22, 2009 Celine Geneau Enhancing biological control of cabbage pests by companion plants
May 6, 2009 Emilia Santos Dissecting the genetic and molecular basis of parallel evolution of eggspots in Cichlid fishes
May 20, 2009 NO SEMINAR -

Fall Term 2008

Sep 24, 2008 NO SEMINAR -
Oct 8, 2008 Nicole Kalberer Cost of Dispersal by Flight
Oct 15, 2008
Adele Mennerat On Salmon and Lice
Oct 22, 2008 Nadia Dürr Attractiveness of companion plants to parasitoids of cabbage pests
Nov 5, 2008 Lisa Schild Communal Roosting of Wintering Red Kites (Milvus milvus)
Nov 19, 2008 Nicolas Biber Large Herbivore Migration in Fragmented Rain Forest Area
Dec 3, 2008 Jarkko Routtu Genetic basis of host-parasite interactions
Dec 10, 2008
Pepijn Luijckx We got Pasteuria ramosa clones! What are the implications and what do we do with them?
Dec 17, 2008 Florian Altermatt The influence of disturbances on dispersal and species diversity in experimental metacommunities

Spring Term 2008

Feb 27, 2008 no seminar Blockkurs
Mar 12, 2008 no seminar Blockkurs
Mar 26, 2008 Nadine Adelbert Intraspecific competition between Trypanosoma brucei strains in vitro
Apr 9, 2008 Philipp Sprau Distance dependent use of aggressive signals in nightingales (Luscinia megarhyn chos)
Apr 23, 2008 Dieter Ebert Comparative metagenomics of Daphnia symbionts
Apr 30, 2008
Extra Seminar
Kiyono Sekii Experimental test of sex allocation theory using the RNAi-knockdown approach
May 7, 2008 Harris Fienberg Inheritance of immunity in Daphnia
May 14, 2008
Extra Seminar
Ellen van Velzen The effect of cryptic choice on sex allocation
May 21, 2008 Barbara Colucci Seasonal Variations in the Systematic Diversity of Plankton in the Strait of Gibra ltar

Fall Term 2007

26th September, 2007 Pepijn Luijckx Interactions between Daphnia magna and Pasteuria ramosa, testing the red queen
10th October, 2007 Peter Sandner Mate choice - sexual conflict in Macrostomum lignano
24th October, 2007 Michael Coslovsky Growing in a dangerous 'hood - research plans for the coming season
7th November, 2007 David Duneau Host-parasite interaction, the transmission of the microsporidium Octosporea ba yeri in the host with cyclical parthenogene sis, Daphnia magna
21th November, 2007 Benjamin Lange Challenging the host – novel host barrier using the Octosporea bayeri Daphnia magna parasite-host system

Summer Term 2007

4th April, 2007 Roger Kouyos The Red Queen and the evolution of recombination in finite populations
2nd May, 2007 Michael Oberle Bottlenecks during trypanosome development in the tsetse fly vector
16th May, 2007 Frances McStea Prospecting behavior of male Nightingales Luscinia megarhynchos in the late breeding season
13th June, 2007 Tobias Roth Territory settlement patterns in the nightingales
4th June, 2007 Tim Janicke Sperm competition games played by outcrossing hermaphrodites

Winter Term 2006/2007

Nov 8, 2006 Roth, Olivia Evolution of specificity in innate immunity
Nov 29, 2006 Mas, Flore Chemical communication and maternal care
Dec 6, 2006 Dobler, Ralph Mother vs. offspring: who will win the "food-allocation-conflict"?
Dec 20, 2006 Biedermann, Peter (University of Berne, Department of Behavioural Ecology) Towards eusociality in ambrosia beetles - Are daughters delaying dispersal for alt ruistc reasons?
Jan 10, 2007 Saggese, Katja How does extra food supply influence territories and reproduction success in the g reat tit (Parus major)?
Jan 24, 2007 Bieger, Annette When it gets crowded in the Daphnia population: The consequences of host density o n parasite virulence
Feb 7, 2007 van Velzen, Ellen When love hurts: Sexual conflict, hermaphrodites and the evolution of separate sex es

Summer Term 2006

12 Apr 2006 Dr. Sabrina Gaba (INRA Avignon & Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel) Coevolution and modelling: what are the needed assumptions?
26 Apr 2006 Adrian Baumeyer (Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Basel) City Moths: Is there evidence for adaptive evolution to avoid fitness loss caused by city lights?
10 May 2006 Dr. Guillaume Martin (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne) The effect of mutations on fitness, empirical patterns in the light of a simple fitness landscape model
17 May 2006 Michael Stärkle (Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Basel) Trophallaxis as a subsocial behaviour in the European earwig Forficula auricularia (Dermaptera: Forficulidae)
7 Jun 2006 Fleur Daugey Edge effects on abundance and diversity of small mammals in agricultural landscapes
21 Jun 2006 Michael Coslovsky (Conservation Biology, University of Basel) -
5 Jul 2006 Dr. Georg Armbruster (Conservation Biology, University of Basel) GC3 nucleotide evolution in histone genes

Winter Term 2005/2006

26 Oct 2005 Dr. Isabelle Colson (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) Finding Daphnia's genes involved in resistance to Pasteuria infections: approaches and prospects
9 Nov 2005 Raffael Ayé (Swiss Tropical Institute) How free is free health-care in Tajikistan? And does not-being-free free up a tuberculosis epidemic?
16 Nov 2005 Daniela Brites (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) The role of host genetics in the interaction between D. magna and parasites.
23 Nov 2005 Dr. Mathias Kölliker (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) Confusions with retrospective power calculations
14 Dec 2005 Thomas Kühl (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) Horizontal and vertical transmission - the best strategy for Octosporea bayeri to maximize parasite fitness in Daphnia magna
21 Dec 2005 Julia Leimkugel (Swiss Tropical Institute) Clonal waves of bacterial colonisation and disease in the meningitis belt of sub-Saharan Africa
11 Jan 2006 Thomas Zumbrunn (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) Spatiotemporal analysis of long-term dynamics in a Daphnia rock pool metacommunity
25 Jan 2006 Thomas Fabbro (University of Fribourg) Genetic analysis of quantitative traits: Can our data challenge our model?
8 Feb 2006 Dr. Iris Zellmer (University of Halle) Ozone hole and global warming - will arctic plankton communities change?
22 Feb 2006 Almut Scherer (ETH Zürich) "Less is a little bit more" – Epitope expression levels affect T-cell coexistence in silico and in vivo
15 Mar 2006 Dr. Mathias Wegner (ETH Zürich) The Tribolium genome: Selective impacts or trivia cast in silico ...?
29 Mar 2006 Flora Mauch Salmonella – a model system to study genetics

Summer Term 2005

16 Feb 2005 Thomas Fabbro (University of Fribourg) Another Idea about the Evolution of Leaf Shape
16 Mar 2005 Florian Altermatt (Zoological Institute, Uni Basel) Local adaptation in progress
30 Mar 2005 PD Dr. Pascal Niklaus Digging in the dirt: The quest for ecological controls of soil methane and nitrous oxide fluxes
13 Apr 2005 Dr. Ingrid Felger Fitness costs of drug resistance in malaria
11 May 2005 no Interaction Seminar! -
25 May 2005 Oliver Balmer Interactions between co-infecting strains and parasite virulence evolution in T rypanosoma brucei
8 June 2005 Justyna Wolinska (EAWAG Dübendorf) Is there any evidence of a host-parasite co evolution in a natural system?