Institutskolloquium Zoologisches Institut (and Departements-Kolloquium)

Schedule Fall Term 2012

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.

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 17.9. Ivan Lefkovits, Basel University The impact of numbers in immunity Dieter Ebert
2 24.9. no seminar
3 1.10. Patricia Beldade Eco-evo-devo: the genetic and environmental basis of variation and diversification Emilia Santos
4 8.10.
5 15.10. Sarah Schaack, Reed College, Oregon, USA Estimating the Rates, Fitness Effects, and Evolutionary Consequences of Spontaneous Mutations in Different Backgrounds Dieter Ebert
6 22.10. Lukas Rüber, NHM Bern The past, present and future of the Southeast Asian freshwater fish fauna Hugo Gante & Walter Salzburger
7 29.10. Frederic Mery, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette The social fly: from simple interaction to cultural transmission Lukas Schärer
8 5.11. Michelle Power, Macquarie University, Australia The grasshopper and the worm: host parasite interactions in alpine Australia Dieter Ebert
9 12.11. Barbara Taborsky, University of Bern The adaptive value of developmental plasticity Mathias Kölliker
10 19.11. Lukas Jenni, Schweizerische Vogelwarte, Sempach Stress response: its modulation and use in conservation biology Dieter Ebert
11 26.11. Philipp Engel, Yale University Characterizing a defined microbial gut community - the honey bee as a model system Dieter Ebert
12 3.12. Timothy James, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Phylogenomics reveal Cryptomycota as a diverse group of energy parasites at the base of the fungal tree of life Dieter Ebert
13 10.12. Luc Bussière, University of Stirling The causes and consequences of extraordinary diversity in mating systems among dance flies Lukas Schärer
14 17.12. Tobias Uller, University of Oxford Sexual selection and the evolutionary implications of multiple introductions in an invasive lizard Mathias Kölliker

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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