Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The Institutskolloquium of the Zoological Institute

Spring Term 2016

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 22.2. no seminar
2 29.2. Alistair McGregor, Oxford Brooks University
(Block Course week 2)
Investigating the genetic basis of organ shape and size evolution within and between Drosophila species Lukas Schärer
3 7.3. seminar cancelled!!!
(Block Course week 3)
Protection against infection: rapid evolution of microbes in a worm host Dieter Ebert
4 14.3. Jeffrey Jensen The population genetics of adaptation Daniel Berner
5 21.3. no seminar (Easter Holidays)
6 28.3. no seminar (Easter Monday)
7 4.4. Muriel Staub Wikipedia & Wikimedia - a look behind the scenes Daniel Berner
8 11.4. Marie Manceau, College de France Formation and Evolution of Skin Patterns in Birds Gilberto Bento, Dieter Ebert
9 18.4. Estienne Swart, Uni. Bern Towards the origin of dimorphic nuclei and reorganizing genomes in ciliates Dieter Ebert
10 25.4.
11 2.5. Andrew S. Cohen The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP): Understanding the environmental and climatic context of human origins through scientific drilling Walter Salzburger
12 9.5. Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zürich Thermal performance curves and life history responses to thermal experimental evolution in dung flies Daniel Berner
13 16.5. (Pentecoste Monday)
14 23.5. Matthias Glaubrecht, University of Hamburg Darwinian snails – What limnic gastropods tell us about evolution Walter Salzburger
15 30.5 Reade Roberts, NC State University tba Astrid Böhne

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). 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.

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars