Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology

Fall Term 2019

The seminars take place every Monday during term time at 11:15 in the small lecture hall of the Zoology (kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor). Guests are welcome.

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title Host
1 16.9. Gabriela Sobral, Naturkunde Museum Stuttgart The braincase: uniting paleontology, development and evolution Marcos Silva, Walter Salzburger
2 23.9. Mike Arnold, University of Georgia, Athens Evolution of Homo – What we should have known all along… Walter Salzburger
3 30.9 Dan Mennill, University of Windsor, Canada Vocal learning in wild birds: the dynamics of vocal learning in nature Valentin Amrhein
4 7.10.
5 14.10. Anne Duplouy, University of Helsinki, Finland Evolutionary impact of endosymbiosis in insects Maridel Fredericksen
6 21.10.
7 28.10. Pascal Schneider Pharmacological manipulation of the EDA-EDAR pathway Telma Laurentino
8 4.11. Eric Armstrong, Genoscope, Évry, France Solar-powered acid drills: an exploration of the celluar exaptations that help giant clams conquer stone Jonathon Stillman
9 11.11. Dorothea Lindtke, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern tba Daniel Berner
10 18.11. Charisios Tsiairis, FMI, Basel tba Patrick Tschopp
11 25.11. tba tba Carolin/Walter
12 2.12. Tsuyoshi Momose, Observatoire Océanologique, Villefranche-sur-Mer Evolution of morphogenesis and oocyte maturation: lessons from a unique marine model animal Clytia hemisphaerica (hydrozoan jellyfish) Patrick Tschopp
13 9.12. Blake McShane, Northwestern University, Illinois tba Valentin Amrhein
14 16.12.

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, 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 a summary of 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 Dieter Ebert at the beginning of the term.

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