Institutskolloquium Zoologisches Institut (and Departements-Kolloquium)

Schedule Fall Term 2011

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). Guests are welcome.

Responsible docent in Fall term 2011: Prof. Dieter Ebert. For credit points see below.

The seminars grayed out are the "Departements-Kolloquien" of the Department Umweltwissenschaften (DUW).
They will take place on Tuesdays at 17:15 in the lecture hall of the Botanical Institute at Schönbeinstrasse 6.

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 Attention: Friday 23.9. (14h30) Thierry Rigaud, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France Parasite-induced modifications in host behaviour: a matter of developmental stage

Note1: The talk by T. Rigaud will be in the "Praktikumsraum" (1. flour Vesalianum, Anbau)!

Note2: At 16h (Friday 23.9) will be the PhD defense talk by David Duneau! (Small lecture hall)
Dieter Ebert
2 26.9. Paul Frost, Trent University, Canada Nutritional constraints on host-parasite interactions in aquatic ecosystems Dieter Ebert
3 3.10. Marc Kery, Swiss Ornithological Institute Integrated population modeling of three European peregrine populations over half a century reveals pesticide effects on survival Valentin Amrhein
4 10.10. Ted Turlings, University of Neuchatel Scents of distress: The role of herbivore-induced plant odours in tritrophic interactions M. Kölliker
5 17.10. Marcelo Sanchez, University of Zurich The contributions of Palaeontology to the Study of Development and life history evolution in a Molecular World W. Salzburger
6 24.10. Mike Boots, Sheffield University The role of ecology in the evolution and maintenance of genetic diversity in hosts and parasites: from red queen to red king Dieter Ebert
DUW Colloq Tue, 25.10 Prof. Leander Franz
Petrologisch-lagerstättenkundliche Forschung im Umfeld der Insel Lihir (Bismarck-Archipel, Papua-Neuguinea)
Antrittsvorlesung zur Verleihung der Titularprofessur
7 31.10. Winfried Lampert, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology,
Ploen, Germany
Overwintering strategies in Daphnia: The role of parthenogenetic and sexual reproduction Dieter Ebert
8 7.11. Detlef Weigel,
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
The Plant Immune System at the Nexus of Trade-Offs Affecting Fitness and Gene Flow Dieter Ebert
9 14.11. Wolfgang Forstmeier, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen The evolution of female extrapair mating behavior via indirect selection on males M. Kölliker
10 21.11. Steve Chenoweth, Universities of Queensland/Bath What can DNA sequencing and quantitative genetics tell us about sexual selection and its evolutionary consequences? M. Kölliker
DUW Colloq Tue, 22.11 Prof. Bernice Elger
Institute for Biomedical Ethics
The Institute for Biomedical Ethics of the University of Basel: mission, projects and collaborators
11 28.11. - - -
12 5.12. Martin Taylor, Bangor University, UK Polyploidy, mimicry and speciation in Neotropical Corydoradinae catfishes W. Salzburger
13 12.12. Helen White-Cooper Stepwise duplications generated a Drosophila testis-specific transcriptional regulation complex L. Schärer
14 19.12. Lev Yampolsky, East Tennessee State University, USA Transcriptional response to high temperature in Daphnia Dieter Ebert
DUW Colloq Tue, 20.12 Dr. Etienne Bucher Epigenetics in plants: Much ado about transposons!

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.

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.

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