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: 20th May 2017). 

                                  Programme for the spring semester 2017

31st January: Robert Murphy | Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
"Automated Image Analysis"
Host: Jörn Dengjel

21st February: Christian Mosimann | Inst. of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
"From stripes to blood flow: decoding mesodermal cell fates with zebrafish"
Host: Anna Jazwinska

14th March: Claudio Cantù | Inst. Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
Wnt signaling at the interface between development and cancer
Host Anna Jazwinska

4th April: Anke Harsman | Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne
"The non-canonical mitochondrial inner membrane presequence translocase of trypanosomatids contains two essential rhomboid-like proteins"
Host: Roger Schneiter

11thApril: Didier Picard | Dept of Cell Biology, University of Geneva
"The Hsp90 molecular chaperone machine"
Host: Marcus Geisler

2nd May: Klass Vrieling | Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
"Evolutionary changes in allocation patterns promote invasiveness in plants"
Host: Heinz Müller-Schärer

16th May: Fulvio Reggiori | Department of Cell Biology, University of Groningen
"Evolutionary conserved Atg8-recognition sites mediate Atg4 association to autophagosomal membranes and Atg8 deconjugation from phosphatidylethanolamine"
Host: Jörn Dengjel

30th May: Ulrich auf dem Keller | Inst. Molecular Health Sciences, ETHZ
Proteolytic signaling networks in skin inflammation and repair
Host: Jörn Dengjel

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