This colloquium is jointly organised by the institutes of Anthropology, Molecular Genetics, Special Botanic and Zoology of the Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz. The seminars are given in English.

Please note that the location may change between dates. Everybody is welcome !

Next dates:


Tuesday, 15. May 2018 - 12:15, HS Kph 00-200 (Kernphysik)


Prof. Dr. Ricarda Scheiner

“Mechanisms of social organization in honeybees (Apis mellifera)”

Behavioral Physiology and Sociobiology, Universität Würzburg

Tuesday, 05. June 2018 - 12:15, HS Kph 00-200 (Kernphysik)


Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner

"Using sequential horizontal gene transfer to infer a species’ direction of geographic expansion, and why some parasitic plants lose their plastomes, while others do not"

Systematic Botany and Mycology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


With "jour fixe” on the same day at 17.00 in the Lichthof of the former “Spezielle Botanik”, now Diversität der Blütenpflanzen, Müllerweg 6, who will organize the event.

Tuesday, 19. June 2018 - 12:15, HS Kph 00-200 (Kernphysik)


Prof. Dr. Ingo Ebersberger

”Tracing gene interaction networks across species and through time: What is the age of a gene?”

Applied Bioinformatics, Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Wednesday, 15. August - 12:15, room: tba


Special talk by

Louise Mead

Education Director, BEACON – NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, USA


Details for upcoming seminars in in the next term will be announced later.
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