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Dr. Jörg Orschiedt, private lecturer

The talk begins at 4 pm. Venue: Seminar Room, Anthropology (EG 00 101), Anselm Franz von Bentzel Weg 7. Contact: Univ. Prof. Joachim Burger ... 

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Dr. Astrid Groot
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12:15, room: SR 00-215 (J.-J.-Becher-Weg 7) ... 

Heikki Helenterä, Center of Excellence in Biological Interactions, University of Helsinki, Finnland
12:15, Seminar Room 215 (Zoology)

How can natural selection simultaneously function on queen and worker traits in social insects, when such extremely different phenotypes are based on the same genome? This is a fundamental problem in evolution, and the answer lies in gene expression differences between the castes, as gene expression differences between castes facilitate the polymorphic development. However, simple theoretical models also predict that at the same time genes with divergent expression patterns may be exposed to weakened natural selection, a prediction partly supported by observed increased evolutionary rates of caste biased genes. In my talk, I use comparative transcriptomics data from ants in order to study evolution of caste biased genes, and suggest that carefully taking into account the complexity and constraints of gene function is essential in order to unravel the evolutionary causes and consequences of caste biased gene expression. ... 

Prof. Ian Hickson, University of Copenhagen
4 p.m., venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, IMB  ... 

Jason Kwan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2 p.m. in Seminar Room 215 (Becher-Weg 7).

Abstract: The production of bioactive natural products is prevalent in bacteria, and these small molecules are thought to be important in interspecies interactions within complex mixed bacterial communities, such as those found in soil and the human gut. Understanding the function and regulation of biosynthetic pathways in the environment may aid in the search for novel small molecules with therapeutic potential based on ecological rationale, but the vast majority of environmental bacteria have never been cultured, and therefore culture-independent methods must be used. In this talk I will present our work using shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to investigate natural product biosynthesis in situ in the microbiomes of several marine invertebrates (tunicates, bryozoa and sponges). I will also discuss our efforts to develop bioinformatic methods to obtain up to hundreds of microbial genomes from single metagenomes.  ... 

 Prof. Thorsten Hoppe, CECAD Cologne
4 p.m. (s.t.); venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)  ... 

Prof. Reinhard Lührmann
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
4 p.m.; venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)   ... 

Dr. Andre Görgens, Institute for Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Essen
11.30 Uhr, Seminar Room, Bentzelweg 3, Molecular Cell Biology University Campus Mainz ... 

The public section of the meeting starts at 4 p.m., Boradroom of the Faculty of Biology, Gresemundweg 2, 2. floor, room 02.210. All members of the faculty are welcome to attend the public section.  ... 

Prof. Dr. Dror Sharon, Molecular Ophthalmology Lab., Dept. of Ophthalmology Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
5 p.m. (c.t.), HS 18, Institute of Zoology, J-J-Becher Weg 7, JGU Campus  ... 

from 2.30 p.m., Alte Mensa, University campus

Registration is mandatory and possible for everybody who graduated between January 1 and June 30, 2016.

In order to cover expenses, we are looking forward to a donation of 5€ per person. The student representation will collect donations in cash on the spot.

Registration for graduates and up to 4 or 5 additional persons is possible via the following link.

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen, Molecular Plant Science, Biozentrum LMU München
5.15 p.m. in Lecture Hall 18, Zoology, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 9  ... 

Prof. Markus Sauer, University of Würzburg
4 p.m. (s.t.); venue: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)  ... 

The public section of the meeting starts at 2 p.m., Boradroom of the Faculty of Biology, Gresemundweg 2, 2. floor, room 02.210. All members of the faculty are welcome to attend the public section.  ... 

Prof. Dr. Donatella Carbonera, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Padova, Italy
5.15 p.m. in room SR 275 (General Botany, ground floor, Johannes-von-Müller-Weg 6) ... 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Holzinger, Institute for Botany, University of Innsbruck, Austria
5.15 p.m. in room SR 275 (General Botany, ground floor, Johannes-von-Müller-Weg 6) ... 

 Prof. Elvira Hörandl, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants, University of Göttingen, Germany

12:15, Room: N3 ... 
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The public section of the meeting begins at 2 p.m. in Lecture Hall 11. All members of the faculty are cordially invited to join the public section.  ...