Research Seminar to Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

Schedule Spring Term 2016

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 members of the Zoological Institute.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 23. 2. Moritz Saxenhofer Hantavirus evolution and the impact of host divergence Peter Fields, Dieter Ebert
2 1. 3. Marjut Paljakka Genomic characterization of Pasteuria ramosa - an obligate bacterial pathogen and a spore former Dieter Ebert
3 8. 3. Peter Fields* Mitonuclear linkage disequilibrium in human populations Dieter Ebert
4 15. 3. Elena Tönshoff Going viral - Iridoviridae in Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
5 22. 3. Easter break
6 29. 3. Nils Niepagen* The identification of fish stocks in zoological gardens using DNA barcoding Walter Salzburger
7 5. 4. Natacha Espirito Santo A comparative analysis of egg-dummie related genes in East African cichlid fish Walter Salzburger
8 12. 4.
9 19. 4. Tobias Schär* Factors influencing the establishment of microbial communities in Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
10 26. 4. Gaelle Pauquet The phylogeography of the East Africa cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni Bernd Egger/Walter Salzburger
11 3. 5. Philipp Hirsch* Keeping up with the Joneses – Phenotypic plasticity mediates group phenotypic composition in fish shoals Walter Salzburger
12 10. 5.
13 17. 5. Matthias Ammann* How to interpret the strength of selection when adaptation is polygenic (Masterarbeit) Daniel Berner
14 24. 5. Jonathan Henshaw, Australian National University SEMINAR CANCELLED! (Measuring natural and sexual selection: new tools for old problems) Lukas Schärer
15 31. 5.

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.

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