There is an extensive programme of seminars in each semester, with papers given by visiting speakers, members of staff and doctorate students. These provide an occasion on which graduate students can learn about recent research and meet leading scholars. They are held regularly during the semester on Tuesday mornings at 11.15 in the former Plant Biology lecture theatre (0.110 PER04) - visitors are welcome. The programme below is only provisional and will be updated when details become available. Besides the Department Seminars, there are others, hosted by the various teaching domains and internal meetings (progress seminars, journal clubs etc) subdivided into groups corresponding to the teaching domains and listed in the sidebar on the left. 

(last update: 25th December 2017). 

                                  Programme for the spring semester 2018

20th February:

27th February: 

6th March: 

13th March: Catherine Peichel | Dept. Biology, University of Berne
"Genetics of adaptation: the roles of pleiotropy and linkage”
Host: Thomas Flatt

20th March: 

27th March: 

10th April: Jacob Weiner | Dept of Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen
"Evolutionary Agroecology - Applying Evolutionary Theory to Plant Production"

Host: Heinz Müller-Schärer

24th April: 

1st May: Christian Schlötterer | Inst. Population Genetics, Vetmeduni, Vienna
"Adaptive genetic redundancy in Drosophila is driven by a vast reservoir of quantitative trait loci"
Host: Thomas Flatt

8th May: 

22nd May:

29th May: Bernd Wollscheid | Dept. of Biology, University of Fribourg
"Decoding ligand receptor interactions"
Host: Jörn Dengjel
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