Events in 2019

Seminar

February 6, 2019 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Title: Genetic causes and genomic consequences of plant mating system variation

 


Sponsored Conference: Biology19 - The Swiss annual meeting of biologists

February 7 - 8, 2019 at University of Zurich

Keynote Speakers:

  • Meghan Duffy, University of Michigan, USA
  • Virpi Lummaa, University of Turku, Finland
  • Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
  • Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Barbara König, University of Zurich

 


Seminar

March 8, 2019 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Tia-Lynn Ashman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Title: The secrets of plant sex determination as revealed by strawberries

 


Seminar

March 28, 2019 at Irchel Campus, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Jonathan Wendel, Iowa State University, USA
    Title: The wondrous cycles of polyploidy in plants

 


Informal Get-Together

April 4, 2019 at Bar Münster in Zurich

 


Sponsored Conference: TNAM 11 - The 11th Tri-National Arabidopsis Meeting

April 10 - 12, 2019 at University of Zurich

Keynote Speakers:

  • Wolf Frommer, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Tetsuya Higashiyama, Nagoya University, Japan

 


PhD Student Guest Speaker Seminar

May 3, 2019 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Martin Mascher, IPK Gatersleben, Germany
    Title: Prospects of pan-genomics in barley

 


Site Visit

May 28 - 29, 2019 at Schloss Au, Au ZH, and Irchel Campus, University of Zurich

Speakers:

  • Chiara Barbieri, University of Zurich
  • Yagmur Erten, University of Zurich
  • Alexandre Figueiredo, University of Zurich
  • Matthew Horton, University of Zurich
  • Marion Müller, University of Zurich
  • Luca Murer, University of Zurich
  • Mark Robinson, University of Zurich
  • Alessia Russo, University of Zurich
  • Anne Roulin, University of Zurich
  • Verena Schünemann, University of Zurich

The program further comprised a poster session, discussion rounds and a workshop.

 


Sponsored Symposium: Perspectives on Human Body Height

June 5, 2019 at University of Zurich

Speakers:

  • Andrea Rodriguez Martinez, Imperial College London, UK
  • Adrian Jaeggi, University of Zurich
  • Tim Cole, University College London, UK
  • Zoltán Kutalik, University of Lausanne
  • Sabine Rohrmann, University of Zurich
  • Ulrich Woitek, University of Zurich
  • Gert Stulp, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Barry Bogin, Loughborough University, UK

 


Sponsored Conference: Modelling Ecology & Evolution Zurich (MEEZ)

June 27 - 28, 2019 at University of Zurich

Keynote Speakers:

  • Florence Débarre, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Paris, France
  • Jeremy Draghi, Brooklyn College, USA
  • Melissa Penny, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Insitute, Basel
  • Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne

 


Sponsored Conference: 5th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Evolution, Medicine and Public Health (ISEMPH 2019)

August 13 - 16, 2019 at University of Zurich

Keynote Speakers:

  • Kayla King, University of Oxford
  • Bernard Crespi, Simon Fraser University
  • Dario Valenzano, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
  • Verena Schünemann, University of Zurich

 


Special Informal Get-Together

August 14, 2019, Chocolate Event at ISEMPH 2019

 


Scientifica

August 30 - September 1, 2019 at ETH and University of Zurich

Booth: Täuschung im Reich der Pflanzen

 


Annual Retreat 2019

September 11 - 13, 2019 at Sunstar Alpine Hotel in Grindelwald

Key Note Speaker:

  • Anna-Liisa Laine, University of Zurich

The program comprised progress reports from all research projects of the URPP Evolution in Action, a poster session, discussion rounds and a career workshop.

 


Sponsored Symposium: Evolutionary Ecology and Human Health

October 30, 2019 at University of Zurich

Speakers:

  • Daniel Nettle, Newcastle University, UK
  • Abigail Page, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Mahiri Gibson, University of Bristol, UK
  • Jonathan Stieglitz, Institute for Advanced Study, Toulouse, France
  • Carol Worthman, Emory University, USA

 


Seminar

November 12, 2019 at Irchel Campus, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Mark Stoneking, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
    Title: Genes, culture, and human evolution

 


Seminar

November 15, 2019 at Botanical Garden, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Damon Lisch, Purdue University, USA
    Title: Transposable elements as both causes and consequences of subgenome differentiation in polyploids

 


Informal Get-Together

November 28, 2019 at Stall6 in Zurich

 


Seminar

December 9, 2019 at Irchel Campus, University of Zurich

Speaker:

  • Greger Larson, University of Oxford, UK
    Title: The bio-cultural and evolutionary history of domesticated animals