Universität Wien FIND

300085 SE COSB Colloquium (2017W)

Vorträge im Center for Organismal Systems Biology

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English



The lectures will generally take place on mondays from 11:15 - 12:00 am in Seminar room 3, UZA1, Biocenter Althanstrasse, 1090 Wien. The precise dates and speakers will be announced on posters and sent out by email during the first week of the semester.

Oct. 23 Jianing WU Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta G, USA
How Elephants use their trunk to transport matter

Oct. 30 Elisabeth ZIEGER University of Vienna, AUT
Roles of retinoic acid signaling during nervous system development in the
cephalochordate amphioxus

Nov. 13 Horst BLECKMANN University of Bonn, GER
How fish detect water movement and what engineers can learn from fish

Nov. 20 Luisa COCHELLA IMP University of Vienna, AUT
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional strategies for neuronal diversification

Nov. 27 Deborah Charlesworth University of Edinburgh, SCO
The young "sex chromosome" of the guppy, Poecilla reticulata

Dec. 04 Bruno VELLUTINI MPI Dresden, GER
From spiral to biradial cleavage: the evolution of bryozoan development

Dec.11 Clifton RAGSDALE University of Chicago USA
Evolutionary biology of brain organization and development

Jan. 08 Christian VOOLSTRA King Abdullah University (KAUST), RSA
Decoding structure and function of the coral metaorganism

Jan.15 Pier FERRARI Université Claude Bernard Lyon FRA
The social mind of primates. A neurobiological and developmental perspective.


Aims, contents and method of the course

A series of lectures which introduces expert speakers from disciplines related to the COSB: Centre for Organismal Systems Biology. The main concern of this colloquium is the presentation of findings, questions and discussion of modern developments. Attendance is particularly recommended to Master and PhD students.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendants are expected to attend the full suite of lectures.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendence is required to obtain a certificate of attendence by the end of the semester.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory


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