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Fachgruppen Talks

DZG Fachgruppen Talks
30 min keynotes, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:30 and 12:00

Wednesday

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 1 Morphology

11:30
Cathrin Pfaff, Universität Wien, Austria
Enter the labyrinth - Functional morphological and phylogenetic signals of the organ of balance in vertebrates

12:00
Tim Wollesen, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Insights into lophotrochozoan evolution – on the morphology and molecular signature of single cells in a mollusk with pronounced ancestral traits


Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 3 Developmental Biology: Haeckel’s legacy – The hourglass model

11:30
Lennart Olsson, Institut für Zoologie, Jena, Germany
From the Biogenetic law to the hour-glass model: is there a conserved stage in vertebrate development?

12:00
Naoki Irie, Tokyo, Japan
Haeckel’s recapitulation theory refuted by the hourglass model?

14:00 (after lunch break)
Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, Zagreb, Croatia
To be announced

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 4Physiology

11:30
Marian Yong-An Hu, Physiologiches Institut, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
pH regulation in marine calcifying systems

12:00
Georg Petschenka, Institut für Insektenbiotechnologie, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany
Plant toxins as a driver of insect-plant coevolution


Thursday

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 1 Neurobiology

11:30
Eva K. Fischer, Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA
Mechanisms of Behavioral Evolution

12:00
David Owald, Institute of Neurophysiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Waking at night. Slow-wave oscillations in Drosophila

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 3 Systematics, Diversity and Biogeography

11:30
Paschalia Kapli, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK
The As and Bs of animal phylogeny

12:00
Björn von Reumont, Animal Venomik, Institut für Insektenbiotechnologie, Universität Gießen, Germany
Evolutionary venomics of pancrustaceans

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall4 Behaviour

11:30
Christian Nawroth, Institute of Behavioural Physiology, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf, Germany
Goats who stare at scientists - human-directed behaviour in livestock

12:00
Vera Schlüssel, University of Bonn, Germany
'Sharkspeare' & 'Sharkira' - Sharks may not write poems or songs, but they can still hit the right notes in many cognitive tasks


Friday

Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 1 Evolutionary Biology

11:30
Alice Dennis, Potsdam, Germany
Evolution of infectivity in parasitoid wasps

12:00
Dino McMahon, Berlin, Germany
The evolution of termite immunity


Ernst-Abbe-Platz, Lecture Hall 3 Ecology

11:30
Ina Schaefer, J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Flickering lights below the ground: what molecules tell us about an invisible world

12:00
Karsten Mody, Ecological Networks, Biology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Valuing intraspecific variation in plant-animal interactions: from individual traits to restoration sites and agro-ecosystems