Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The Institutskolloquium of the Zoological Institute

Spring Term 2018

The seminars usually take 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, Affiliation Title Host
1 26.2. no seminar Blockkurs
2 5.3. Block Course: Filippo Rijli, FMI Basel Epigenetic regulation of face formation Patrick Tschopp
3 12.3. Block Course: Martin Kapun, University of Lausanne Clines and inversions as evidence for local adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster Daniel Berner
4 19.3. Block Course: Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, University of Lausanne The peopling of the world: insights from ancient and modern population genomics Dieter Ebert
5 26.3. Block Course: Michael Hiller, MPI Dresden Linking phenotypic differences between species to differences in genes and cis-regulatory elements Walter Salzburger
6 2.4. Easter Monday, no seminar
7 9.4. Nicolas Perrin, University of Lausanne The evolution of sex chromosomes: a perspective from amphibians Astrid Böhne, Walter Salzburger
8 16.4. Martin Ackermann, EAWAG/ETH Zurich Self-organization and emergent properties in multicellular microbial systems Dieter Ebert
9 23.4.
10 30.4. Joana Meier, EAWAG/Kastanienbaum The reticulate evolution of Lake Victoria cichlids Walter Salzburger
11 7.5. Jan Stefka Determinants of population genetic divergence in host-parasite co-evolution Walter Salzburger
12 14.5. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva The re-emergence of dental structures on the trunk of vertebrates Patrick Tschopp
13 21.5. Pfingstmontag, no seminar
14 28.5. Stefan Laurent, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding An experimental test of the genomic consequences of local adaptation in deer mice Telma Laurentino, Daniel Berner

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