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Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2019

The seminars usually take place every Monday during term time at 11:15 in the small lecture hall of the Zoological Institute (kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor).

siehe auch: Online Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title Host
1 18.2. no seminar
2 25.2. Block Course Seminar: Gray Camp, IOB Reconstructing uniquely human development with single-cell genomics Walter Salzburger
3 4.3. Block Course Seminar: Sarah Schaack, Reed College, Oregon, USA The Ultimate Source: Empirical Explorations of Fundamental Questions in Mutation Biology Dieter Ebert
4 11.3. (Basler Fasnacht)
5 18.3. Block Course Seminar: Michael Taborsky, University of Bern Reciprocal altruism in animals Valentin Amrhein, Walter Salzburger
6 25.3. Block Course Seminar: Luc Bussière, Stirling University Exploiting theory on mate choice evolution to make agricultural landscapes more sustainable Lukas Schärer
7 1.4. Block Course Seminar: Marie Manceau, Collège de France, Paris, France Formation of periodic patterns in birds Patrick Tschopp
8 8.4. Elizabeth Sibert, Harvard University tba Walter Salzburger
9 15.4. Jordi Paps, University of Bristol, UK Reconstruction of ancestral genomes reveal genome dynamics in major evolutionary transitions Jeremias Brand, Lukas Schärer
10 22.4. Easter Monday
11 29.4. Mike Wade, Indiana University and Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin tba Dieter Ebert
12 6.5. Eric Armstrong, Genoscope Laboratory, Paris Solar-powered acid drills: an exploration of the celluar exaptations that help giant clams conquer stone Jonathon Stillman
13 13.5. Stephan Peischl, University of Bern tba Daniel Berner
14 20.5. Dieter Thomas Tietze, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Song evolution in passerine birds Valentin Amrhein
15 27.5. Joshua Payne, ETH Zürich Empirical genotype-phenotype maps of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation Patrick Tschopp

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in the “Institutskolloquium Zoologie” it is necessary to attend the seminar regularly (sign the list after the seminar) and to write an essay about one of the seminars. Any seminar (except the last two in the term) can be chosen. The essay should be about 3 pages long und should be written in the style of a report/summary of the presentation. It should also include the main points of the discussion. We prefer essays in English. The essay should be handed in (as a file and in printed form) to the host of the seminar speaker (as listed on the webpage). The host of this particular seminar will then send an email to the person responsible for the credit points of the seminar, informing him whether the essay was acceptable or not. An unacceptable essay can be repeated on another occasion. Deadline for handing the essay in is the last seminar of the term.

It is possible to obtain credit points for the Institutskolloqium more than once.

Current Term's Seminars

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