Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2023

In the spring term the seminars usually take place every Monday at 11:15 in the Small Lecture hall (Kleiner Hörsaal) of Zoology or online. The seminar has a flexible format. On some dates we will meet in person, at other dates the seminar will be online (via zoom). Please check the table below about the format for specific dates. A zoom link (online events) will be communicated to all members of zoology and to everybody registered for the seminar.

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title* Format* Host
1 20.2. NO SEMINAR
2 27.2. Basler Fasnacht
3 6.3. BLOCK COURSE: Dominique Roche, Carleton University, Canada Data sharing in ecology and evolutionary biology in person Valentin Amrhein
4 13.3. BLOCK COURSE: Anamaria Necsuela, University of Lyon Long-range promoter-enhancer interactions and the evolution of gene expression in person Patrick Tschopp
5 20.3. BLOCK COURSE: Marius Roesti, University of Bern Two tales of adaptive divergence in stickleback fish in person Daniel Berner
6 27.3. BLOCK COURSE: Alex Jordan, MPI of Animal Behavior Konstanz Behavioural Evolution in Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids in person Walter Salzburger
7 3.4. BLOCK COURSE: Charissa de Bekker, Utrecht University Connecting parasite genomes with host behavioural phenomes in ants, hijacked by a “zombie-making” fungus in person Maridel Fredericksen, dieter ebert
8 10.4. Ostermontag, no seminar
9 17.4.
10 24.4.
11 1.5. Tag der Arbeit, no seminar
12 8.5. Barbara Helm, Swiss Ornithological Institute tba in person Valentin Amrhein
13 15.5. Yann Guiguen, INRAE, Rennes Turnover of sex determination in fishes: Evolution from classical sex chromosomes to supernumerary B-sex chromosomes in person Walter Salzburger
14 22.5. Carol Lee, U Wisconsin tba online Daniel Berner
15 29.5. Natascha Turetzek, LMU, Munich tba in person Walter Salzburger

* tba: to be anounced

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 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). 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.

Deadline for handing the essay in is the last seminar of the term.

It is possible to obtain credit points for this seminar more than once.

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars