Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The Institutskolloquium of the Zoological Institute

Spring Term 2014

The seminars take usually place every Monday during term time at 11:15 in the small lecture hall of the Zoological Institute (kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor).

siehe auch: Online Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 17.2. Block course Symposium Current research in Zoology in Basel Walter Salzburger
2 24.2. Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University Metazoan Phylogenomics H. Reichert Group
3 3.3. Abderrahman Khila, IGFL Lyon (block course seminar) Developmental genetic basis of adaptive phenotypes: the case of water striders Roberto Arbore, Dieter Ebert
4 10.3. (Morgestraich)
5 17.3. Karen Carleton, University of Maryland (block course seminar) Tuning the fish eye view: Differential expression of opsin genes and the search for eQTL Sara Stieb, Zuzana Musilova, Hugo Gante, Walter Salzburger
6 24.3. Rosemary Gillespie, Berkeley (block course seminar) tba Walter Salzburger
7 31.3. Erik Postma, University of Zürich (block course seminar) Fitness meets fitness: The evolution and genetics of evolutionary and physical fitness in humans Daniel Berner
8 7.4. Julia Day, University College London Investigating the diversification of lake and continental fish radiations Walter Salzburger
9 14.4. Christian Lexer, Uni Fribourg Genomic mosaics, adaptation, and speciation Daniel Berner
10 21.4. no seminar (Easter Monday)
11 28.4. Juerg Stoecklin, Uni Basel Impact of glacial history on phenotypic evolution in Alpine plants Dieter Ebert
12 5.5. Katja Nowick, Uni Leipzig Changes in Transcription Factors and their Networks during Human Evolution Walter Salzburger
13 Attention: Friday! 9.5. Florence Debarre, Uni Exeter, UK Social evolution in structured populations Peter Fields, Dieter Ebert
14 19.5. Ricardo Betancour Integrating neontology, paleontology, and phylogenetic approaches to test evolutionary hypotheses in fishes Madlen Stange, Walter Salzburger
15 26.5.

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in the “Institutskolloquium Zoologie” it is necessary to attend the seminar regularly (sign the list after the seminar) and to write an essay about one of the seminars. Any seminar (except the last two in the term) can be chosen. The essay should be about 3 pages long und should be written in the style of a report/summary of the presentation. It should also include the main points of the discussion. We prefer essays in English. The essay should be handed in (as a file and in printed form) to the host of the seminar speaker (as listed on the webpage), who will go over it and return it to you with comments. The host of this particular seminar will then send an email to the person responsible for the credit points of the seminar, informing him whether the essay was acceptable or not. An unacceptable essay can be repeated on another occasion. Deadline for handing the essay in is the last seminar of the term.

It is possible to obtain credit points for the Institutskolloqium more than once. To do so, a "Studienvertrag" has to be produced, which needs to be signed by the responsible docent of the seminar at the beginning of the term.

Current Term's Seminars