Seminar: Research in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology in Fall Term 2020

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to about 13h (or 13:30 in case of post seminar discussions). In Fall Term 2020 the seminar will be presented in a mix format: a limited number of people will be able to attend the real seminar (practical room of Vesalianum-Nebengebäude, top level), while other listeners will be connected via zoom (see below for more info).

If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of DUW Zoology.

Week Date Speaker Title Group Format
1 15.9.
2 22.9. Vitor Faria Understanding host susceptibility to an iridescent virus Ebert online only
3 29.9. Eric Dexter Patterns and processes of zooplankton invasions in the Pacific Northwest United States Ebert mixed
4 6.10. Pascal Angst* Genomic variation in two microsporidian parasites of Daphnia Ebert mixed
5 13.10. Lilla Lovász* Natural grazing in the Petite Camargue Alsacienne Amrhein mixed
6 20.10. Jeanne Brülhart Seminal fluid proteins and the post-copulatory suck behaviour in different Macrostomum species Schärer online only
7 27.10. Tanja Brechbühl Genetic basis of adaptation to acidic environments in threespine stickleback fish Berner online only
8 3.11. Gabriele Pumo* The role of axon guidance molecules in orchestrating the topographic innervation patterns of individual tetrapod digits Tschopp online only
9 10.11. Axel Wiberg* Two new Macrostomum genomes: what can we learn from them? Schärer online only
10 17.11. Ana di Pietro-Torres Development of an in vivo CRISPR/Cas9 system with scRNA-seq read-out Tschopp online only
11 24.11. Marcos Da Silva* Accessing evolutionary convergence in cichlids from two East African Great Lakes and the Amazon basin Salzburger online only
12 1.12. Joana Santos Trehalose provisioning in resting stages reflects harshness of diapause condition Ebert online-only
13 8.12. Vital Heim Fishery interaction and regional movements of hammerhead sharks Ebert online only
12 15.12.

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to 1) attend the seminar regulary (sign the list in lecture hall or online sign in in the zoom chat) 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.

COVID-19 procedure

The seminar will be presented in mixed format with only a limited number of people being in the lecture hall. This mixed format requires some specific adjustment to our normal procedure.

  • Places in the lecture hall will be given with first priority to people attending the seminar for credit points.
  • If more places are available in the lecture hall, the speaker can invite further people.
  • Post seminar discussions will be held in the lecture hall.
  • During mixed format presentations, the speaker is asked to repeat every question or comment arising during the discussion. This is because with a mixed format, the acoustics are often sub-optimal. The speaker will have a microphone.
  • If you want to have credit points for this course, you need to show your attendance. In the lecture hall we wil have a registration sheet. For online attendance you need to send your name from your zoom account in the chat utility of zoom.

Former seminars

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars