Research Seminar to Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

Schedule Spring Term 2013

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

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 26. 2. no seminar (Blockkurs Zoologie)  
2 5. 3. Olin Silander, BioZentrum, U Basel The molecular mechanisms underlying functional innovation in bacteria Dieter Ebert
3 12. 3. Karen Sullam, Drexel University, USA Fishing for microbes: the interactions among fish, bacteria and their environment Dieter Ebert
4 19. 3. no seminar (Blockkurs Zoologie)
5 26. 3. Ivan Juric tba Walter Salzburger
6 2. 4. Easter break -
7 9. 4. Linda Visinoni Microclimate and microhabitat selection of the alpine rock ptarmigan Dieter Ebert
8 16. 4. Guendalina Barloggio The olfactory landscape of a cabbage field: behavioural response of Microplitis mediator to flower volatiles Mathias Kölliker
9 23. 4. Cesar Metzger Host range of a Daphnia parasite Dieter Ebert
10 30. 4. Elham Sheikh-Jabbari Local adaptation of resting egg hatching Dieter Ebert
11 7. 5. Andrea Kaufmann Host range and rapid experimental evolution in a microsporidian parasite Dieter Ebert
12 14. 5. Kristina Anselm Host specificity of Pasteuria ramosa in a Daphnia magna population Dieter Ebert
13 21. 5. Marilou Sison tba Dieter Ebert
14 28. 5. Jason Andras Exhuming the Red Queen: Host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics recorded in pond sediments Dieter Ebert

Credit points

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

Current Term's Seminars