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Previous Guest Speakers

2019


01.02.19
Guest Speaker - Prof. Eugen Kerkhoff
University Hospital Regensburg
Actin/myosin functions in exocytic transport processes
Host: Burkhardt Group

2018

04.12.18
Guest Speaker - Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Genealogy of Neurons: Deciphering Brain Evolution through the Lens of Single-cell genomics
Host: Burkhardt Group

30.11.18
Guest Speaker - Benyamin Rosental, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor),
Comparative Immunology labInstitute for Agriculture and Biotechnology
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Evolutionary origin of the mammalian hematopoietic system found in a colonial chordate
Host: Rentzsch Group

16.11.18
Guest Speaker - Ass. Prof. Andrew Swan, PhD,
Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Windsor, Ontario Canada
APC/C-Cort, a meiosis-specific Anaphase Promoting Complex, contributes to sex determination in Drosophila
Host: Thompson Group

09.11.18
Guest Speaker - Heather Marlow, Group Leader
Genomics and Epigenomics of Animal Development
Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris 
Transcriptomic programs underlying cell fate determination in the sea anemoneNematostella vectensis
Host: Steinmetz Group

12.10.18
Guest Speaker - Prof. Dr. Annika Guse 
Guse Lab, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University 
Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of coral-algal symbiosis using Aiptasia as a model system
Host: Steinmetz Group

20.09.18
Dr. David Garfield
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Humboldt-Universität, Germany
Characterising developmental robustness and evolution from single-cells to population genetics
Sars Group Leader candidate

20.09.18
Dr. Elizabeth Hambleton
Centre for Organismal Studies, Universität Heidelberg, Germany 
Molecular mechanisms and evolution of animal-algal symbiosis
Sars Group Leader candidate

20.09.18
Dr. Laurel Hiebert
Villefranche-sur-mer Developmental Biology Laboratory, France 
The origins of life history stages and modules in nemerteans and ascidians
Sars Group Leader candidate

20.09.18
Dr. Timothy Lynagh 
The Pless Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
Evolution of neurotransmitter receptors
Sars Group Leader candidate

20.09.18
Dr. Jacob Musser 
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg Germany 
Single-cell RNAseq in sponges sheds light on the first animal cell types
Sars Group Leader candidate

20.09.18
Dr. Christina Zakas
Department of Biology, New York University, USA 
Finding the genetic basis of evolutionary transitions in development using a polychaete model
Sars Group Leader candidate

08.06.18
Guest Speaker - Dr. Maike Kittelmann
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
Resolving synapse and organelle formation with 3D Electron microscopy
Host: Burkhardt Group

01.06.18
Guest Speaker – Prof. Francesc Cebrià
Professor Titular, Departament de Genètica, Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona 
Regulation of stem cell differentiation during planarian regeneration
Host: Rentzsch Group

22.05.18
Guest Speaker – Dr. Jordi Solana
Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University
Using single-cell technologies and planarians to study stem cells, their differentiation and their evolution.
Host: Rentzsch Group

04.05.18
Guest Speaker – Prof. Uri Frank
Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway 
Hydractinia i-cells and their roles in regeneration and sexual reproduction.
Host: Rentzsch Group

20.04.18
Guest Speaker - Dr. Yehu Moran
Senior Lecturer and Group Leader, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Studies on cnidarian microRNAs shed new light on the evolution of post-transcriptional regulation
Host: Rentzsch Group

19.03.18
Guest Speaker - Dr. Néva Meyer 
Assistant Professor of Biology, Clark University
Function of BMP signaling in the annelid Capitella teleta and implication for nervous system evolution
Host: Hejnol Group

09.03.18
Guest Speaker - Prof. Dr. Gregor Bucher 
Dept. of Evolutionary Developmental Genetics, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Beyond bicoid: The Tribolium model system reveals a novel mechanism of axis formation
Host: Rentzsch Group

23.02.18
Guest Speaker - Prof. Dr. Christian Mosimann 
SNSF Assistant ProfessorInstitute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
Decoding the emergence and cell fate control of the lateral plate mesoderm
Host: Steinmetz Group

2017

29.09.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Dr. Jan Huisken
Director of Morgridge Medical Engineering Morgridge Institute for Research, Wisconsin
Quantifying embryonic development with a smart and gentle light sheet microscope
Host: Valen Group/Krause

27.09.17
Researcher candidate - Oleg Tolstenkov
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Scienses, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Enlighten the worm crawling: Optogenetic dissection of neuronal circuit controlling locomotion in C. elegans
Host: Glover Group

22.09.17
Guest Speaker - Henrik Bringmann, Group Leader 
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Control and regenerative functions of sleep
Host: Chatzigeorgiou Group

15.09.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Vincent Laudet
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer UPMC/CNRS 
A natural (and molecular) history of metamorphosis and thyroid hormones
Host: Hejnol Group

30.08.17
Research Fellow candidate - Emmanuel Haillot
Department of Genetics, Development & Cell Biology (GDCB) University of Iowa, USA
Establishment of the dorsal-ventral axis in the sea urchin embryo Paracentrotus lividus and the annelid embryo Platynereis dumerilii
Host: Hejnol Group

25.08.17
Postdoc candidate - Kathrin Garschall
Department of Ecology and Evolution University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Aging and Longevity in D. melanogaster
Host: Steinmetz Group

30.06.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Frank Hauser
Department of BiologyUniversity of Copenhagen
Evolution of GnRH-like neuropeptide signaling systems in protostomes
Host: Hejnol Group

29.06.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Maurice Elphick 
The Organismal Biology Department, Queen Mary University of London
The evolution and comparative physiology of neuropeptide signalling: insights from echinoderms
Host: Hejnol Group

23.06.17
CANCELLED
Guest Speaker - Nadine Vastenhouw, Group Leader
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
DresdenTranscriptional control in time and space
Host: Hejnol Group

16.06.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Tatjana Sauka-Spengler
Radcliffe Department of MedicineOxford University
Pioneering chromatin for neural crest specification
Host: Hejnol Group/Martìn Duràn

02.06.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Erich Bornberg-Bauer
Institute for Evolution and BiodiversityThe Westfalian Wilhelms University of Münster
Emergence of de novo protein coding genes from ‘dark genomic matter’ – – fact or fiction?
Host: Chourrout Group/Henriet, Hejnol Group/Martín-Durán

12.05.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Mark Blaxter
The Blaxter Lab, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, The University of Edinburgh
Ghosts of symbioses past: fossils of Wolbachia in nuclear genomes reveal the complex history of a dynamic nematode–bacterial symbiosis
Host: Chourrout Group/Henriet

08.05.17
Guest Speaker - James Gagnon
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology – Schier Lab Harvard University
Whole organism lineage tracing with genome editing
Host: Valen Group

05.05.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Graham Budd
Department of Earth SciencesUppsala University
New perspectives on the Cambrian explosion - hunting down the first animals
Host: Steinmetz Group

27.04.17
Sars 20th Anniversary Ceremony

26.04.17
Dr. Charlotte Aumeier
Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble
Actin-microtubule synergy determines symmetry
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. Elizabeth Williams
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen Germany
Environmental and neuropeptidergic regulation of marine invertebrate metamorphosis
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. Eivind A.B. Undheim
Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland Australia
Exploring an arsenal: towards a holistic understanding of venom evolution
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. Ildiko Somorjai
Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland, Univ. of St. Andrews 
Amphioxus: conservation and novelty of a living fossil
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. Anastasios Pavlopoulos
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, USA 
Multi-level studies of developmental morphogenesis
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. José M. Martín-Durán
University of Bergen, Sars Centre, Hejnol Group 
The diversification of animal development
Sars Group Leader candidate

26.04.17
Dr. Pawel Burkhardt
Marine Biological Association, Plymouth UK 
Choanoflagellates and the evolutionary origin of synapse signalling complexes
Sars Group Leader candidate

07.04.17
Guest Speaker - Dr. José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta, PI
The Gómez-Skarmeta LabCentro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo, CABD/CSIC/UPO
Evolution of regulatory landscapes
Host: Hejnol Group/Martìn Duràn

17.04.17
Guest Speaker - Prof. Greg Wray, PI
Wray LabDuke University
Rapid evolution of larval morphology in sea urchins through rewiring of a developmental gene regulatory network
Host: Chourrout Group/Henriet