IEB seminars

Institute of Evolutionary Biology events & seminars

IEB Wednesday seminar series

Organiser: Darren Obbard (Darren.Obbard@ed.ac.uk)

The Wednesday series is usually for invited external speakers and occurs throughout the autumn and spring semesters at 2pm in LT3, Ashworth Labs (KB campus). Members of IEB invite speakers and direct them to this page so that they can choose suitable dates. Each host co-ordinates their speaker's visit, which involves setting up their presentation, introducing the talk, chairing questions, and arranging dinner afterwards. Claire Fox (Claire.Fox@ed.ac.uk) in the office will make any B&B arrangements required and takes care of posters and email adverts.

Date Event
Wed, 24th Sep

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Helen Gunter (Konstanz/Edinburgh)

IEB Seminars: "Uncovering the molecular basis of a morphological novelty in beloniform fishes using RNA-seq"

Host : Mark Blaxter



Mon, 29th Sep

1:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Marlene Zuk

"Gender, science and myths of merit"

Host : IEB Graduate Students



Wed, 1st Oct

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Marlene Zuk (Michigan)

IEB Annual Grad Student Seminar: "Rapid evolution in silence: adaptive signal loss in the Pacific field cricket"

Host : Graduate Students



Wed, 8th Oct

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Andrew McAdam (Guelph)

IEB Seminars: "Maternal effects in wild rodents"

Host : Loeske Kruuk



Wed, 15th Oct

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Alex Twyford (Edinburgh)

IEB Seminars: "Tracing speciation histories in large plant genera"

Host : Josephine Pemberton



Wed, 22nd Oct

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Alexei Maklakov (Uppsala)

IEB Seminars: "Understanding ageing: an experimental evolution approach"

Host : Josephine Pemberton



Wed, 29th Oct

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Piter Bijma (Wageningen)

IEB Seminars: "The quantitative genetics of social evolution"

Host : Jarrod Hadfield



Wed, 5th Nov

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Dieter Ebert (Basel)

IEB Seminars: "Population genetics of antagonistic coevolution"

Host : Darren Obbard



Wed, 12th Nov

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Andrew Peel (Leeds)

IEB Seminars: "Investigating the arthropod segmentation clock and its potentially ancient evolutionary origins"

Host : Vernon French



Wed, 19th Nov

4:30pm

Ashworth

LT3



Professor Phyllis Coley (University of Utah, Salt Lake City)

EdEN Seminar: "Ecology and evolution of defenses in tropical trees and host choice by insect herbivores"

Host : Edinburgh Ecology Network (EdEN)



Wed, 19th Nov

[Still Available]
















Wed, 26th Nov

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Claudia Bank (Lausanne)

IEB Seminars: "Intragenic epistasis and shifting fitness landscapes"

Host : Konrad Lohse



Wed, 3rd Dec

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Daniel Streicker (Glasgow)

IEB Seminars: "Integrating ecology and evolution to counter effects of livestock and culling on vampire bat rabies"

Host : Amy Pedersen



Wed, 10th Dec

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Lauren Cator (Imperial)

IEB Seminars: "Behavioral Ecology of Medically Important Mosquitoes"

Host : Laura Pollitt



Thu, 22nd Jan

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT1 (Note Change of Room and Day!)



Etienne Low-Decarie (Essex)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Josianne Lachapelle and Nick Colegrave



Wed, 28th Jan

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Max Reuter (UCL)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Pedro Vale



Wed, 4th Feb

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Kurt McKean (Hull)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Darren Obbard



Wed, 11th Feb

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Mark Haussmann (Bucknell,Pennsylvania)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Dan Nussey



Wed, 18th Feb

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Franjo Weissing (Groningen)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Laura Ross



Wed, 25th Feb

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Nigel Grimsley (CNRS, Banyuls)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Sinead Collins



Wed, 4th Mar

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Yvonne Buckley (Dublin)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Amy Pedersen



Wed, 11th Mar

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Alastair Darby (Liverpool)

IEB Seminars: "A Drosophila model for tsetse symbiosis"

Host : Mark Blaxter



Wed, 18th Mar

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Natalie Cooper (Dublin)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Amy Pedersen



Wed, 1st Apr

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Beatriz Vicoso (Berkeley)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Laura Ross



Wed, 22nd Apr

[Still Available]
















Wed, 6th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Mike Ryan (Texas)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Nick Colegrave



Wed, 13th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Grzegorz Kudla (Edinburgh)

IEB Seminars: TBC

Host : Brian Charlesworth



Wed, 20th May

[Still Available]
















Wed, 27th May

2:00pm

Ashworth

LT3



Francisco Ubeda (Royal Holloway)

IEB Seminars: "On the origin of sex chromosomes from meiotic drive"

Host : Deborah Charlesworth



Happy Hour Seminar series (Spring Semester only)

Organiser: Craig Walling (craig.walling@ed.ac.uk)

This series runs in the Spring semester and is aimed at providing all members of IEB with the opportunity to talk to a more general audience than available at lab meetings and journal clubs. Happy Hour talks start at 4.00pm in LT3, Ashworth Labs (KB campus). Please volunteer to talk - there will be 1 or 2 talks per slot and we are especially keen encourage PhD students and Postdocs. When the Wednesday series is full, the Happy Hour series can also accommodate visitors that are on sabbaticals etc. to help integrate them into IEB.

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