Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2022

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.

Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic the format of this seminar is variable. On some dates we will meet in person, at other dates the format will be online. Please check the table below about the format of specific dates. A zoom link (online events) and place (in person 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 22. 2.
2 1. 3. Yann Rime Movements of a trans-Saharan migratory bird deduced from atmospheric pressure data in person Valentin Amrhein
3 8. 3. Basler Fasnacht no seminar
4 15. 3. no seminar
5 22. 3. Joana Santos The effects of temperature and host-parasite genetics on parasite persistence in a planktonic crustacean online dieter ebert
6 29. 3. Menghan Wang* Single-cell functional genomics of convergent skeletal cell fate specification online Patrick Tschopp
7 5. 4. Charlotte Huyghe* Transcriptome and microbiome dynamics underlying dietary adaptations in cichlid fishes in person Walter Salzburger
8 12. 4. Jack Mitchell CANCELLED: Investigating transcript expression of three species of Macrostomum  New date: 6.June Lukas Schärer
9 19. 4. Santhosh Santhosh Sexual selection mechanisms in a simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm in person Lukas Schärer
10 26. 4. Tamara Spasojevic Unravelling wasps' webs: deciphering host-related evolutionary patterns in polysphinctine spider parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) in person Seraina Klopfstein
11 3. 5. Christina Tadiri* Interactions between individual- and environmental factors in parasite dynamics in person dieter ebert
12 10. 5. Simona Ruffener Reference genome assembly and habitat use in a range-expanding butterfly in person Daniel Berner
13 17. 5. Jeannine Fluri* The influence of ungulates on forests in the Swiss National Park in person Valentin Amrhein
14 24. 5. Cristina Mercoli Evaluating stable hydrogen isotope ratios as trophic indicators in cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika in person Walter Salzburger
15 31. 5. Marlon Henseler* Characterisation of a genomic region associated with Daphnia resistance to the bacterial pathogen Pasteuria ramosa tba dieter ebert
16 7. 6. Jack Mitchell REPLACEMENT DATE: Investigating transcript expression of three species of Macrostomum  in person Lukas Schärer

Credit points

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