Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2021

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to 13:30. The seminar will be entirely online during Spring term 2021. If you want to take part in the seminar, please ask Dieter Ebert for the zoom.

If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of DUW Zoology.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 2. 3. Yann Rime Migration, population dynamics and habitat change of the Northern Wheatear in the Alps Valentin Amrhein
2 9. 3.
3 16. 3. Nicolas Feigenwinter Phenotypic plasticity in the gut of A.burtoni in response to different diets Patrick Tschopp
4 23. 3. *Luca Cornetti Long-term balancing selection for pathogen resistance maintains trans-species polymorphisms in Daphnia dieter ebert
5 30. 3.
6 6. 4. *Julia Paterno Effects of anthropogenic noise on mountain woodland songbirds Valentin Amrhein
7 13. 4. Thomas Ray Haaland, U Zurich What affects the evolution of facultative sex, and how does facultative sex affect evolution? dieter ebert
8 20. 4. Carolin Sommer-Trembo The role and genetic underpinnings of behavior in a massive adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes Walter Salzburger
9 27. 4. *Aline de Courten Role of a BMP signaling pathway modulator in differentiating digit patterning Patrick Tschopp
10 4. 5. Virginie Ricci Rhodopsin molecular adaptation in the Lake Tanganyika cichlid adaptive radiation Walter Salzburger
11 11. 5. *Alix Thivolle working title: The genome of Pasteuria ramosa dieter ebert
12 18. 5. Cheng Choon Ang working title: GWAS for parasite resistance dieter ebert
13 25. 5. *Elena Finkler How to make flatworms happy: Effects of varying salinities and antibiotic treatments on Macrostomum cultures Lukas Schärer
14 1. 6. Bianka Berki Molecular plasticity of the central nervous system in response to polydactyly Patrick Tschopp

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. The days with post-seminar discussions will be announced after most slots of the seminar are filled.

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