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Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2019

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to 13:30 in the small lecture hall of Zoology (Vesalgasse 1, first floor).
If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of DUW Zoology.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 19. 2. Anke Schwarzenberger, Uni. Konstanz A stressful day in Daphnia's life: Bad food, predators and too much light. D. Ebert
2 26. 2. Pragya Singh Patterns of sex allocation plasticity in Macrostomum flatworms Lukas Schärer
3 5. 3. Vivien Rothenberger* Do colourful backgrounds influence colour discrimination? Walter Salzburger
4 12. 3. (Basler Fasnacht)
5 19. 3. Mariko Dale* Fighting the enemy: an RNAseq study to understand the immune defense of Daphnia Dieter Ebert
6 26. 3. Lukas Widmer Evolution of the ecological niche in the adaptive radiation of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid species-flock Walter Salzburger
7 2. 4. Axel Wiberg* Rates of molecular evolution in reproduction-related genes in the free-living flatworm genus Macrostomum Lukas Schärer
8 9. 4. Georgia Rouseti Understanding coevolution through host - parasite interspecies linkage disequilibrium Dieter Ebert
9 16. 4. Fabienne Nick Determinants of salinity tolerance in the freshwater crustacean Daphnia Dieter Ebert
10 23. 4. Athimed El Taher tba Walter Salzburger
11 30. 4. Fabian Scheuber* The evolution of a resistance supergene Dieter Ebert
12 7. 5. Alicia Welti Exploring the genetic basis of an alternative solution to armor reduction in stickleback Daniel Berner
13 14. 5. Natalie Jeanneret* Mirrors as environmental enrichment devices for monkeys Valentin Amrhein
14 21. 5. Alexandra Viertler tba Walter Salzburger
14 28. 5. Nicolas Lichilin tba Astrid Boehne

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to 1) attend the seminar regulary (sign the list) and 2) take part in at least 4 of the 5 post-seminar discussions (about 30 minutes). The seminars where the name of the speaker is printed in bold type and marked with * will have a post-seminar discussion. During these discussions the quality of the talk will be discussed (in the obligatory absense of the speaker). The speaker will later receive feedback from one participant of the discussion.

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars