Seminars and Events

Invited speakers present their work

Topics in Plant Biology presented by invited speakers


Institute of Plant Sciences
Altenbergrain 21, main auditorium


Mondays during the semester at 16:15-17:30 h

Autumn Semester 2018


 Speaker / Lecture Title                        


17.09.2018 Dr. Levi Yant, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
The pervasive impacts of whole genome duplication, gene flow, and selection
Prof. Dr. C. Parisod
01.10.2018 Prof. Dr. Philipp Engel, University of Lausanne
Strain-level view on the gut microbiota of social bees
Prof. Dr. M. Erb
08.10.2018 Dr. Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University, Sweden
The role of parallel genetic changes for plant mating system shifts
Prof. Dr. C. Parisod
05.11.2018 Dr. Georg von Arx, WSL Birmensdorf
Inside tree rings – studying tree growth from wood cells
Prof. Dr. W. Tinner
12.11.2018 Dr. Paul Kardol, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
There's more in the (boreal) forest than just trees: the importance of mosses and dwarf shrubs for ecosystem functioning
 Prof. Dr. E. Allan
19.11.2018 Dr. Laure Gallien, CNRS Grenoble
Invasion long-term impacts and native species synchrony
Prof. Dr. E. Allan
26.11.2018 Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng, Center for Space Habitability, University of Bern
The Search for Life Elsewhere is an Image Recognition Problem
Prof. Dr. M. Erb
03.12.2018 Dr. Claude Becker, The Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI), Vienna, Austria
Title - to be announced
Prof. Dr. M. Erb
10.12.2018 Dr. Annabel Whibley, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
The evolutionary genomics of colour pattern in Antirrhinum species
Prof. Dr. C. Kuhlemeier
17.12.2018 Dr. Encarni Montoya, Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
Searching for El Dorado in the 21st century: long-term vegetation dynamics in northern South America
Prof. Dr. W. Tinner