Institutskolloquium Zoologisches Institut

Schedule Fall Term 2010

The seminars 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).

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 20.9. Nicholas Priest, Univerity of Bath How dark forces (maternal effects, epistasis and hybridization) contribute to behavioral evolution Lukas Schärer
2 27.9. Markus Pfenninger, University of Frankfurt Niche segregation and its genomic basis in the sister species Chironomus riparius and C. piger (non-biting midges) Lukas Schärer and Walter Salzburger
3 4.10.      
4 11.10. Patrice David, University of Montpellier Correlated evolution of mating system, life-history and genetic load in freshwater snails Lukas Schärer
5 18.10. Julia Promisel Cooper, Cancer Research UK Telomeres and the challenges to chromosome integrity Jean-Claude Walser
6 25.10. Markus Affolter, Biozentrum, Uni Basel Branching morphogenesis: from flies to fish Walter Salzburger
7 1.11. Josh Van Buskirk, University of Zürich Environmental grain and the evolution of generalists and specialists. Mathias Kölliker and Daniel Berner
8 8.11. Patrizia d'Ettorre, University of Paris 13 The chemical language of ants: signature mixtures and identity signals Mathias Kölliker
9 15.11. August Hämmerli, ETH Zurich Olfactory mate choice Jean-Claude Walser
10 22.11. Ralph Tiedemann, University of Potsdam Radiation in African weakly electric fishes: An example of ecological speciation? Walter Salzburger
11 29.11. Tommaso Pizzari, University of Oxford cancelled, will be shifted to spring semester Lukas Schärer
12 6.12. Miguel Vences, Technical University of Braunschweig Diversity and diversification mechanisms in the vertebrate radiations of Madagascar Walter Salzburger
13 13.12. Sander van Doorn, University of Berne Transitions between male and female heterogamety caused by sex-antagonistic selection Lukas Schärer
14 20.12. Arnon Lotem, Tel-Aviv University Risk taking, learning and evolution: simulations and experiments with humans and animals Mathias Kölliker

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