Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of the Zoological Institute

Fall Term 2015

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.

Week Date Speaker Title Group
1 15.9. Carolin Göppert Ontogenesis of sex-specific markers and functional sex-reversal in the cichlid model system Astatotilapia burtoni Walter Salzburger
2 22.9. Ruben Janssen, NLU Basel* Inbreeding avoidance in an invertebrate - do land snails recognize their degree of relatedness? guest of Lukas Schärer
3 29.9. Anita Christen Development of a foal behavioral test for the Swiss Equine Breeding Association
4 6.10. Zuzana Musilova* Stories from 100 fish genomes: adaptation of color vision in deep sea fishes Walter Salzburger
5 13.10. Nikolas Vellnow No strong evidence for cytonuclear conflict over sex allocation in a hermaphroditic flatworm Lukas Schärer
6 20.10. Simon Schwarz Establishing a conditional TDG knock-out cell line; a new tool in epigenetic research Walter Salzburger
7 27.10.
8 3.11. Peter Fields* Phylogeographic inference of an intercontinental sample of Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
9 10.11. Jennifer Spears The Use of Micro CT in the Analysis of the Pharyngeal Jaw Apparatus of Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids Walter Salzburger
10 17.11. Adrian F. Meyer* Camera trapping on Table Mountain, Cape Town Walter Salzburger
11 24.11. Catalina Pimiento Hernandez, Uni Zürich The extinction of Megalodon: A deep-time perspective on apex predators guest of Walter Salzburger
12 1.12. Thomas Naef Quantifying body coloration of Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids Walter Salzburger
13 8.12. cancelled
14 15.12. Milan Malinsky, UCambridge and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Genomic diversity and speciation in East African cichlid fish guest of Walter Salzburger

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 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