Interaction Seminar

Spring Term 2017

Date Speaker Title of talk interaction
5.4 Maridel Fredericksen
(PhD student) Ebert Group, Unibas
Proteomics of resistance and infectivity
12.4 Christian Feregrino
(PhD student) Tschopp Group, Unibas
Regulatory Evolution of the Skeleton Development
19.4 Jelena Rajkov
(PhD student) Salzburger Group, Unibas
Game of Thrones in Lake Tanganyika: The battle between river and lake
26.4 Luca Cornetti
(PostDoc) Ebert Group, Unibas
Trans-species polymorphism in Daphnia
3.5 Telma Laurentino
(PhD student), Salzburger Group, Unibas
What’s going on with the Stickle's plates?! Diving in the genome to understand a phenotype
10.5 Lilla Lovász
(Master student), Amrhein Group, Unibas
Predictors of adult sex ratios in birds

The Principle

Speakers (MSc, PhD, or Post-Docs) give talks in english in front of their peers in an informal atmosphere (round table with drinks and snacks, no auditorium). Talks can be about almost anything (planned or finished experiments, or even theoretical work) in the field of evolutionnary biology or ecology. A very high level of interaction between the speaker and the audience is expected. People are therefore highly encouraged to stop the speaker during the talk for questions or remarks.

Drinks and snacks are provided, just bring your little coins with to pay for them.

Pros and Cons of the Interaction Seminars


...for the speaker:

...for the audience:

PS: Obviously, there are no Cons!

History of the Interaction Seminars

The first "Interaction Seminar" took place in 1999 at the Zoological Institute of the University of Basel (Switzerland). They subsequently moved together with the Ebert Group to the Biology department of the University of Fribourg in 2001 and then came back to Basel when the Ebert Group moved back to the Zoological Institute in Basel in 2005.

When and where do the Interaction Seminars take place?

The seminars take place on Wednesday at 17:00 in the seminar room (Room 12.08) of the:

Universität Basel, Zoologisches Institut
Vesalgasse 1
CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland

The seminars are announced at least one week before on this webpage.

If you don't know how to find us, have a look here.

How do I participate in the Interaction Seminar?

If you want to give a talk, get informed about upcoming events or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us: Jelena Rajkov (, Andrea Kaufmann ( or Jeremias Brand (

Past Interaction Seminars