Guest Speaker Seminars - 2008


Date Location Host Speaker/Title
Dec 08
MBI Sem Room 520B1, 13:30 Chourrout Guest Speaker - Philippe Mourrain Ph.D.
Inserm Faculty, Zebrafish Group Leader, Center for Narcolepsy
Stanford University
“Sleep regulation, Narcolepsy and hypocretin neuronal networks in zebrafish.”
Dec 04 Sars Sem Room, 10:30 Rentzsch Guest Speaker - Dr. Stefan Siebert
Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Kiel
“From Hydra to Sympagohydra - insights into hydroid biology.”
Nov 21 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 13:30 Jiang Guest Speaker - Dr. Konstantin Khalturin
Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Kiel
“A novel gene family controls species-specific morphological traits in Hydra.”
Nov 07 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:15 Technau Guest Speaker - Prof. Dr. Siegfried Roth
Institute of Developmental Biology, University of Cologne, Germany
“The evolution of dorsoventral patterning in insects.”
Nov 06 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:15 Technau Guest Speaker - Dr. Evelyn Houliston
Biologie du Développment, Observatoire Océanologique
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
“Development of oocyte and embryo polarity in the hydrozoan cnidarian Clytia hemisphaerica.”
Oct 31 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:00 Chourrout Dr. Sylvie Mazan
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Embryology
UMR6218 CNRS - Orléans
“Genetic mechanisms of axis formation in a chondrichthyan, the dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula : implications on the origin of extra-embryonic tissues in jawed vertebrates.”
Oct 30 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:00 Chourrout Pr. John H. Postlethwait
Institute of Neuroscience
University of Oregon, Eugene
“The evolution of paralogs after independent gene and genome duplication in vertebrates and their sister group the urochordates.”
Oct 24 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 13:30 Jiang Hiroki Takahashi, Phd - Assistant Professor
Developmental Biology
National Institute for Basic Biology NIBB, Japan
“Brachyury-downstream notochord genes in the chordate evolution.”
Oct 17 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:00 Chourrout Clare V. H. Baker, Ph.D.
Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
University of Cambridge
“Pax genes and neurogenic placode identity.”
Oct 16 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 14:00 Chourrout Dr. Sebastian Shimeld
Department of Zoology and Fellow of Balliol College
University of Oxford
“Tracing the evolution of the Fox transcription factors: clusters, duplication and loss.”
Oct 13 Sars Sem Room, 10:30 Rentzsch Postdoc candidate - Nagayasu Nakanishi
Jacobs Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
“Development of the nervous system in Aurelia (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa).”
Oct 10 Sars Sem Room, 10:30 Rentzsch Postdoc candidate - Elisa del Pilar Rodríguez Seguel
Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide/CSIC
“The role of Iroquois genes in Xenopus development.”
Sept 24 Sars Sem Room, 10:30 Rentzsch Postdoc candidiate seminar - Lucas Leclère
Equipe Evolution et Développement
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
“Sexual reproduction in the hydrozoans: new insights from molecular biology.”
Sept 19 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 13:30 Adamska Guest Speaker - Noriko Funayama, Phd - Associate Professor
Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
“The stem cell system in sponge: Studies using asexual reproduction system as a model system.”
Sept 12 MBI Sem Room 439C1, 14:00 Becker Dr. Paola Bovolenta, Institut Cajal, Madrid Spain
“Dissecting the regulation of Six3/6 expression in the vertebrate forebrain.”
Sept 11 MBI Sem Room 439C1, 14:00 Becker Dr. Miguel Allende, University of Chile
“Development and regeneration of zebrafish lateral line mechanosensory cells.”
Sept 11 MBI Sem Room 439C1, 12:15 Lenhard Prof. Wyeth Wasserman, University of British Columbia
Aug 28 Large Auditorium
Vil Vite, 11:00
Jonassen/Aasland Janet Thornton
European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge
“Bioinformatics at the heart of the new biology.”
Aug 26 MBI Sem Room 520B1, 10:00 Ziegler Valerie Schreiber, Center for Genomics of the Cell Departamento de Biolog’a
“Poly(ADP-ribose) synthesis and degradation in cellular radiosensitivity and in cell differentiation.”
Aug 22 Sars Sem Room, 13:30 Chourrout Prof. Kazuo Inaba
Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan
“Sperm biology in Ciona intestinalis.”
Aug 11 Sars Seminar Room, 13:15 Adamska J/Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
Geoscience Centre of the University of Göttingen Department of Geobiology, Germany
“Molecular Palaeobiology: Biomineralisation.”
June 20 MBI Seminar Room, 13:30 Becker Dr. Eva Bober, Dept. of Cardiac Development and Remodelling Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
“Elimination of mouse sirtuin 7 (Sirt7) leads to impaired stress resistance and disturbed metabolic homeostasis.”
June 19 MBI Seminar Room, 14:00 Becker Dr. Michael Brand, The Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) of the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
“ Neural stem cell activity and regeneration in the adult zebrafish brain.”
June 13 MBI Seminar Room, 13:30
Chourrout Dr. Lionel Christiaen, Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
“The transcription/migration interface in the heart precursors of Ciona intestinalis.”
June 12 MBI Seminar Room, 12:45
Hannisdal J.J. Emerson, Computational Genomics Lab Institute of Information Science and Genomics Research Center Academia Sinica Taiwan
“Natural selection shapes genome wide patterns of copy number polymorphism in D. melanogaster.”
June 6 MBI Seminar Room, 13:30 Rentzsch Michael Oelgeschlager
Max-Planck-Institute for Immunbiology, Freiburg, Germany
“Regulation of early embryogenesis by O-linked glycosylation.”
June 4 Realfagbygget - 4th Floor, 10:15 Schander Prof. Ken Halanych
Marine Biodiversity Research Group, University of Auburn, Texas
“Icy inverts: Larval dispersal and genetic connectivity of Antarctic benthic invertebrates.”
May 26 HIB - Large Auditorium, Datablokk (2144), 10:00 Genome Projects Workshop - Invitation and Registration
May 26 HIB - Large Auditorium, Datablokk (2144), 13:15 Jonassen Guest Speaker: Patrick Kemmeren (UMC Utrecht)
“An Accurate Physical Interactome Map of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”
Genome Projects Workshop - more info
May 26 HIB - Large Auditorium, Datablokk (2144), 10:15 Jonassen Guest Speaker: Frank Holstege (UMC Utrecht and University of Bergen)
“Functional genomics projects in Utrecht.”
Genome Projects Workshop - more info
May 23 Guest Speaker
MBI Seminar Room, 13:30
Thompson J. Robert Manak, Ph.D, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
“Microarray-based integrative genomics: From genome annotation to mapping mutations to genes.” - abstract
May 7 Guest Speaker
MBI Seminar Room, 14:00
Ziegler Dr. Vida Mildažene
Environmental Research Center, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
“Cellular response to hyperthermic stress.”
Apr 18 Guest Speaker
MBI Seminar Room, 13:30
Chourout Dr. Pierre Boudinot
INRA Jouy en Josas
Unité de Virologie et Immunologie Moleculaire, France
“T lymphocytes in teleost fish: receptor diversity and cellular activation.”
Apr 16 Guest Speaker
Sars Seminar Room, 14:00
Chourrout/Bouquet Samuel Dupont, PhD
Kristineberg Marine Research Station
Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
“Another inconvenient truth: impact of ocean acidification on marine organisma.”
Mar 12 From 12:00, VilVite Center MCB Research School MCB PhD Intro Day - invitation
Open to all phd students and postdocs
To register contact Oddfrid Forland at MBI
Mar 12 09:15, MBI Seminar Room
5th Floor HIB - Bioblokk
Goksøyr Prof. Manfred Schartl, Biocenter of the University of Würzburg, Germany
“Fish as models for understanding the molecular mechanisms of melanoma formation.”
Feb 29 Sars Seminar Room, 10:00
2nd Floor HIB - Bioblokk
Rentzsch Lei Zhang - Postdoc Candidate Rentzsch Group
University of Basel, Switzerland
“A glance at the vertebrate neuromuscular junction formation.”
Feb 15 MBI Seminar Room, 14:30
5th Floor HIB - Bioblokk
Ziegler Gilles Labesse, INSERM, CNRS Montpellier
“Structural insights into the mechanism of action of NAD kinases.”
Feb 14 MBI Seminar Room, 16:00
5th Floor HIB - Bioblokk
Ziegler Andreas Guse, University of Hamburg
“Regulation of cell functions by calcium mobilizing second messengers.”
Jan 16 Auditorium 101 - Jahnebakken 5, 13:15 CBU and Dept of Informatics Tim Hughes - Thesis Defense
“Computational analysis of the evolutionary dynamics of proteins on a genomic scale.” - more info
Jan 15 Large Auditorium, HIB - Datablokk, 2nd Floor (room 2144), 13:15 CBU/Sars Prof. Erich Bornberg-Bauer
University of Muenster, Germany
Jan 15 Large Auditorium, HIB - Datablokk, 2nd Floor (room 2144), 12:15 CBU/Sars Prof. Arthur M. Lesk
Penn State University, USA
“A simplified representation of protein folding.”

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