Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2021

The seminars takes place every Monday during term time at 16:15 via Zoom.

siehe auch: Online Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title Host
1 1.3. Block Course Week 1 no seminar
2 8.3. Block Course: Tim Parker, Whitman College, Washington, USA Open and reliable science in ecology and evolutionary biology Valentin Amrhein
3 15.3. Block Course: Jessica Whited, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Limb regeneration in axolotl salamanders Patrick Tschopp
4 22.3. Block Course: Nicola Nadeau, University of Sheffield, UK The evolution of iridescent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies Daniel Berner
5 29.3. Block Course: Todd Streelman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Cellular basis of complex social behavior Walter Salzburger
6 5.4. Easter Monday, no seminar
7 12.4. Molly Przeworski, Columbia University, USA Causes and Consequences of Recombination Hotspot Evolution in Vertebrates dieter ebert
8 19.4. Derek Scasta, University of Wyoming, USA The human-horse relationship in global nature conservation Lilla Lovász, Valentin Amrhein
9 26.4. Evan Kingsley, Harvard University, USA Development and evolution of the avian syrinx Patrick Tschopp
10 3.5. Molly Schumer, Stanford University, USA The tangled tree of life: examining the genetic consequences of hybridization Daniel Berner
11 10.5. Thomas Near, Yale University, USA The emerging ray-finned fish tree of life Walter Salzburger
12 17.5. Phil Newmark, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison From planarians to parasites: stem cell-driven developmental plasticity in flatworms Lukas Schärer
13 24.5. Whit monday, no seminar
14 31.5.

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). 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