Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The Institutskolloquium of the Zoological Institute

Spring Term 2015

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 16.2. block course week 1
2 23.2. (Basler Fasnacht)
3 2.3. Cristian Cañestro, University of Barcelona The chordate Oikopleura dioica, a successful gene loser Gudrun Viktorin
4 9.3. Michel Milinkovitch, Uni. Geneve How chameleons change colour Walter Salzburger
5 16.3. Lena Bayer-Wilfert, Centre for Ecology & Conservation Biosciences, College of Life & Environmental Sciences University of Exeter Pollinator bugs - the global spread of multi-host pathogens Dieter Ebert
6 23.3. Hanna Kokko, University of Zürich Males exist. Does it matter? Lukas Schärer
7 30.3. block course week 6
8 6.4. (Easter Monday)
9 13.4. David A. Rasmussen, D-BSSE, Basel Network phylodynamics: A pathogen’s eye-view of sexual contact networks Dieter Ebert and Peter Fields
10 20.4. Aurélien TELLIER, Section of Population Genetics Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, TU München Can we predict genomic signatures of coevolution? Dieter Ebert
11 27.4. Martin Reichard, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Brno, Czech Republic Bitterling fish and freshwater mussels: coevolutionary dynamics in reciprocal relationship Zuzana Musilova and Walter Salzburger
12 4.5.
13 11.5. David Shuker, University of St. Andrews The role of mechanism in behavioural ecology: sex allocation as a paradigm Lukas Schärer
14 18.5. Barbara Tschirren, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich Wild immunogenetics: the evolution of Toll-like receptors in natural host-parasite systems Daniel Berner
15 shifted to Tuesday, 26.5. at 10:15 (!!)

Laura Ross, University of Edinburgh Evolutionary dynamics of unusual reproductive systems Nikolas Vellnow and Lukas Schärer

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