Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2023

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to 13:30. If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of DUW Zoology.

The format of this seminar is variable. On most dates we will meet in person, at times it may be online (via zoom). Seminars in person take place in the small lecture hall of Zoology (Kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor). Please check the table below about the format of specific dates. A zoom link (online events) will be communicated to all members of zoology and to everybody registered for the seminar in the week before the seminar starts.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Format Host
1 21. 2.
2 28. 2. Basler Fasnacht
3 7. 3.
4 14. 3.
5 21. 3. Jean-Pierre Vacher Are peripheral populations at risk? Conservation genetics of the green toad Bufotes viridis at its westernmost margin in person Walter Salzburger
6 28. 3.
7 4. 4. Alisha May* From the Ediacaran Period to the Present: Evolution of Blood Systems and their Applications in Medicine. in person Patrick Tschopp
8 11. 4. Sara Magalhães, U Lisbon Are there limits to adaptation in host-parasite systems? in person dieter ebert
9 18. 4. Chantal Oliver* Prediction of behavior through genomic and eco-morphological data in cichlid fishes in person Walter Salzburger
10 25. 4. Maridel Fredericksen Using proteomics data to identify molecules governing infectivity in a bacterial parasite in person dieter ebert
11 2. 5. Ana Maria Di Pietro-Torres* In vivo functional validation of candidate regulators involved in skeletogenic convergence in person Patrick Tschopp
12 9. 5. Alix Thivolle* Pasteuria in person dieter ebert
13 16. 5. Christina Tadiri Transmission Dynamics of an Environmentally-Borne Parasite in person dieter ebert
14 23. 5. Diana Rendon* Taxonomic revision of the jumping plant-louse genus Leuronota (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in person Walter Salzburger
15 25. 5. (THURSDAY!) Laura Fritschi Are you afraid of sleeping alone at night? - How shells and company shape activity patterns in shell-dwelling cichlid fishes in person Walter Salzburger
16 30. 5. Natascha Turetzek Ctrl C & Ctrl V: Are gene duplications drivers of phenotypic evolution? Insights from spiders and allies in person Walter Salzburger

Credit points

The seminar is open to all members of zoology and all Master students. For students in a BSc program the succesful completion of the following first year biology lectures is required: Bau und Vielfalt der Tiere (10316-01), Evolutionsbiologie (10575-01) und Ökologie und Naturschutzbiologie (10234-01).

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to 1) attend the seminar regulary (sign the list) and 2) take part in at least 4 of the 5 post-seminar discussions (about 30 minutes). The seminars where the name of the speaker is printed in bold type and marked with * will have a post-seminar discussion. During these discussions the quality of the talk will be discussed (in the obligatory absense of the speaker). The speaker will later receive feedback from one participant of the discussion. The days with post-seminar discussions will be announced after most slots of the seminar are filled.

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars