Past Colloquia

October 17 Guy Bunin, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
How ecological networks "memorize" species diversity in assembled communities, PDF 
September 29 Armita Nourmohammad, Princeton University
Effective theory for immune-pathogen coevolution, PDF 
June 29 Angela Hancock, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
Cape Verde Arabidopsis: an island model of adaptive radiation, PDF 
May 13 Joint Seminar with Theoretical Physics Colloquium
Erwin Frey, LMU Munich
Evolutionary Games, PDF 
May 6 Joint Seminar with Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University

Genomics of rapid adaptation, PDF 
May 4 Erik Clark, University of Cambridge
Pair-rule patterning in Drosophila: what does it tell us about short-germ segmentation?, PDF 
January 27 Casper Breuker, Oxford Brookes University
Maternal regulation of early embryogenesis in Speckled Wood butterflies (Pararge aegeria), PDF
January 21 David Liberles, Temple University
Gene Duplication and Metabolic Pathways: Learning the Rules of Evolution, PDF 
January 15 Joint Seminar with Theoretical Physics Colloquium
Erik Aurell, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Minimal absent words in genome sequences, PDF 
December 18 Martin Peifer, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
Cancer genome analysis and evolution, PDF 
December 9 Rolf Kaiser and Eva Heger, Institute of Virology University Hospital of Cologne
HIV - Tropism switch is one of the results of  the evolutionary dynamics  of this chronically persisting RNA virus in Humans, PDF 
December 2 Florian Klein, University Hospital of Cologne and CMMC Cologne
Antibody-Mediated Neutralization of HIV-1, PDF 
Oktober 28 Ezzat El-Sherif, Developmental Biology, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Flexibility of temporal regulation as a basis for short- to long-germ evolution in insects, PDF 
July 16 Tobias Sikosek, University of Toronto
Mutations as modulators of conformational equilibria in biomolecular evolution, PDF 
June 24 Gasper Tkacik, IST Austria
Limits to gene regulation by global crosstalk, PDF 
June 17 Pedro Beltrao, EMBL-EBI
Evolution and function of protein phosphorylation networks, PDF 
June 10 Yogi Jaeger, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
The Evolutionary and Developmental Dynamics of the Gap Gene Network, PDF 
May 27 Jan-Willem Veening, University of Groningen
Antibiotic-induced bacteriocin expression; regulatory interplay between the blp and com systems in Streptococcus pneumoniae PDF 
May 20 Gaël Yvert, ENS Lyon
Scanning Genomes for Single-Cell Probabilistic Trait Loci, PDF 
April 8 Dan I. Andersson, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University
Evolution of antibiotic resistance at very low levels of antibiotic, PDF 
February 20 Vincenzo Cavalieri, University of Palermo
Establishment of dorsal/ventral asymmetry in the sea urchin embryo, PDF
February 18 Ofer Biham, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Competition-induced interactions between distant miRNAs and targets in post-transcriptional regulatory networks, PDF
February 4 Chris Jakobs, Institute of Biology, University of Leiden
Intragenic epistasis and shifting fitness landscapes, PDF 
January 7 Claudia Bank, EPFL, Lausanne
The serosa, an evolutionary novelty of insects, protects the egg against dehydration and infection, PDF 
November 26 Juliette de Meaux, University of Cologne
Tracking signatures of polygenic adapation in the Arabidopsis genus, PDF 
November 26 Gianni Liti, IRCAN Medical School, Nice
Population genomics and complex traits in yeast, PDF 
November 12 Kavita Jain, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
Adaptation and distribution of beneficial fitness effects, PDF 
October 7 Harold P. de Vladar, Center for the Conceptual Foundations of Science, Pullach
High-order epistasis and its role on the evolution of the capsid of the PhiX-174 bacteriophage family, PDF 
September 18 Hiroki Oda and Yasuko Akiyama-Oda, JT Biohistory Research Hall, Takatsuki, Japan
Adherens junctions, axis formation and segmentation in the spider Parasteatoda, PDF 
September 9 Rolando Rivera Pomar, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Insights from the genome of the kissing bug, Rhodnius prolixus, PDF 
July 16 Liz Duncan, Biochemistry Department, University of Otago, New Zealand
Phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of developmental pathways, PDF 
July 9 Jack Green, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Evolution of the germ cells: insights from a centipede, PDF 
June 11 Suzanne Saenko, Department of Genetics and Evolution, University of Geneva
The genetic and physical basis of a phylogeographically diverse trait: adaptive colour variation in reptiles, PDF 
May 21 Miltos Tsiantis, MPI für Planzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln
The genetic basis for diversification of leaf form, PDF 
May 14 Chris van der Does, MPI Marburg
DNA transport systems in the human pathogen Neisseria gonorhoeae, PDF 
April 25 Michael Lässig, University of Cologne - Joint Seminar with Theoretical Physics Colloquium
Evolution of influenza: Statistical genetics far from equilibrium, PDF 
April 23 John McCauley, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
Influenza viruses in humans: Evolution and its effects on vaccine strain selection, PDF 
April 9 Ed Louis, University of Leicester
The complexities of genotype to phenotype mapping: lessons from yeast, PDF 
April 2 Sonja-Verena Albers, MPI Marburg
The archaellum: how archaea swim, PDF 
February 5 Wolfram Möbius, Harvard University
Spatial Expansions of Microorganisms in Structured and Continuous Environments, PDF 
February 3 Peter Stadler, University of Leipzig - Joint seminar with PSE
Energy Landscapes and the Dynamics of RNA Folding, PDF 
January 29 Chris Illingworth, Cambridge University
Modelling influenza population dynamics: the role of selection in global and single-host viral populations, PDF 
January 22 Stephan Schiffels, Sanger Institute
Inferring human population history and gene flow from multiple genome sequences, PDF 
January 15 Aleksandra Walczak, CNRS Paris
Quantifying immune receptor diversity, PDF 
December 19 Colin Russell, University of Cambridge
The global circulation of seasonal influenza viruses, PDF 
December 4 Alvaro Rada-Iglesias, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
Uncovering transcriptional regulatory principles of early human embryonic development
November 27 Melanie Müller, Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University
Competition and cooperation in microbial spatial expansions
November 27 Michael Kuhn, TU Dresden
Coiled-coil proteins facilitated the functional expansion of the centrosome
November 27 Vincenzo Cavalieri, University of Palermo
The Ambulacraria-specific COMPASS-like protein contributes to sns5 chromatin insulator function in the sea urchin embryo
October 1 Christopher Bayliss, University of Leicester
Evolution of Stochastic Variation in Microbial Genomes
August 12 Maurijn van der Zee, Institute of Biology, Leiden University
The functions of the insect serosa
July 10 Matt Benton, Laboratory for Evolution and Development, Zoology Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K
Cell and tissue dynamics during Tribolium castaneum embryogenesis revealed by versatile fluorescence labeling approaches
June 24 Angelika Stollewerk, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
The Evolution of Arthropod Nervous System Development
June 19 Gyan Bhanot, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Physics, Rutgers University
How viruses evolve and adapt
May 6 Peter Hegarty and Anders Martinsson, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg
On the existence of accessible paths in various models of fitness landscapes
May 3 Bartlomiej Waclaw, School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh
Physics in the evolution of microbes
April 30 Eugene V. Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Mathematical modeling of the evolution of adaptive immunity in prokaryotes
April 30 Eugene V. Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
The Virus World: Evolution of viruses and antivirus defense
April 17 Eleni Katifori, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
Xylem phloem and optimality in leaf vascular networks
February 19 Rafik Neme, MPI fürEvolutionsbiologie, Plön
Phylogenetic patterns of gene emergence in vertebrate genomes
February 14 Joanna Masel, University of Arizona and Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin
Molecular errors, cryptic sequences, and evolvability
January 24 Ilka Bischofs, BioQuant, Heidelberg
Design principles for quorum sensing network
January 23 Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino,CNRS-Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Adaptation speed of a large population in absence of sex and when one plus one is less than two
January 16 Richard Neher, MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Population genetics of rapid adaptation
December 21 Oskar Hallatschek, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
Predicting evolutionary change using statistical physics
Dezember 04 Stefan Klumpp, MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Golm
Mechanisms and cellular economy of molecular machines
November 30 Tal Dagan, Institut für Genomische Mikrobiologie, HHU Düsseldorf
Phylogenomic networks reveal trends and barriers to lateral gene transfer during microbial evolution
November 29 Dmitry Kobak, Bernstein Center Freiburg
Structure learning in human motor control
November 29 René Gergs, Universität Koblenz-Landau
Stable isotopes in evolutionary invasion ecology - Insight into changing food web structures in freshwater systems
November 22 Madeleine Leiser, Institut für statistische und biologische Physik, LMU München
Chemical warfare and survival strategies in bacterial range expansions
November 21 Andreas Beyer, Biotec TU Dresden
Impact of natural genetic variation on molecular phenotypes
November 21 Dörte Becker, Institute of Zoophysiology, University of Münster, Germany
Evolution and molecular basis of cellular stress responses: How the microcrustacean Daphnia copes with acute and chronic environmental change
October 30 Ioannis A. Maraziotis, Department of Medical Physics, University of Patras
Reconstruction and Inference of Composite Biological Networks via Computational Models
July 24 Jeong-Man Park, Department of Physics, The Catholic University of Korea
Population Size Dependence of Evolutionary Paths in Bacteria
July 02 Mike Steel, Biomathematics Research Centre,University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
What can probability theory tell us about life’s past – and future?
July 06 Ofer Biham, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Competition, feedback and fluctuations in genetic regulatory modules
July 06 Taro Nakamura, The University of Tokushima, JAPAN
Role of Wnt and BMP signaling pathways in the regional specification of early blastoderm in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
June 19 Jakub Otwinowski, Department of Physics, Emory University
Fitness landscape of an E. coli lac promoter
June 13 Thomas Berendonk, Institut für Hydrobiologie, Technische Universität Dresden
Evolution in freshwater microbes: Adaptation in Paramecium and coevolution of endosymbiotic bacteria to temperature, and evolution of antibiotic resistance in natural populations of bacteria
Mai 21 Giorgos Pyrowolakis, University of Freiburg
BMP Morphogen Signaling in Drosophila: From nuclear responses to extracellular regulation
April 23 Alistair McGregor, Brookes University, Oxford UK
Evolution of the regulation of cellular morphology in Drosophila
April 04 Piotr Dawidowicz, University of Warsaw
Predation risk and evolution of Daphnia longevity
February 13 Gerard C. L. Wong, Bioengineering Dept., Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept., California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA
Soft matter physics and bacteria
January 25 Rainer Kurmayer, Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mondsee, Austria
Microevolution of Toxin Production in Cyanobacteria
January 18 Rahul Marate, MPI-KG Golm
Twitching Motility of Bacteria
January 17 Eve Gazave, Institut Jacques Monod, Université Paris-Diderot
Signaling pathways in metazoans: insights from Homoscleromorpha sponge and a short-branched bilaterian, the annelid Platynereis dumerilii
December 21 Ingo Lohmar, Racah Institute of Physics, Jerusalem
Extinction of Bacterial Populations: A Change of Paradigm?
November 24 Igor Rouzine, Tufts University and Boston Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, UCSF, San Francisco and Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln
Traveling wave of asexual evolution: no longer solitary
November 04 Simon Weinberger, Technau Lab, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna
The starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis as a model for Evo-Devo: investigations of body axis formation
October 12 Rahul Siddharthan, Instiute of Mathematical Sciences, Chenna
Evolution of centromeres in budding yeasts
September 16 Justo Lorenzo, Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics,
Genotype imputation taking advantage of random coalescents
July 07 Marvin Jens, Max-Dellbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine
Why all this RNA? The transcriptome from the perspective of RNA binding proteins
June 29 Martin Hasselmann, Institute of Genetics, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Signatures of selection and insights into the history of honey bee populations: Lessons from the sex determining gene csd
June 21 Natalja Strelkowa, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
The generalized repressilator model and applications of feedback control for synthetic gene regulatory networks
May 13Ganna Rozhnova Universidade de Lisboa
Stochastic fluctuations in systems with intrinsic noise
May 03Nick Barton, IST Austria
Statistical mechanics and the evolution of complex traits
April 15Arne Traulsen, MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön
Evolutionary game theory: How noise can affect the evolution of cooperation and punishment
February 22Philipp Altrock, MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön
Fixation times in evolutionary game dynamics - the role of selection intensity
February 22Chaitanya Gokhale, MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön
Static and Dynamic Fitness Landscapes: Studies from population and evolutionary game dynamics
February 22Su-Chan Park, Catholic University of Korea
Clonal interference, multiple mutations, and recombination: a two-locus infinite sites model
February 09Aurelien Decelle, LPTMS, Universite Paris-Sud
Inference and learning in Community Structure
February 08Tal Dagan, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Networks Approach to Evolutionary Dynamics of Genomes and Languages
January 12Tobias Sikosek University of Münster
The resolution of adaptive conflicts by functional promiscuity and gene duplication
January 12Saber Qanbari University of Göttingen
Detecting the footprints of positive selection in cattle
December 01Xiaowei Jiang University of Dublin
Idenifying coevolutionary patterns in HLA molecules: Insights into host-pathogen coevolution
November 22Rob Ray, University of Sussex
The evolution of developmental mechanisms governing wing patterning in insects
October 14Tobias Reichenbach Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, Rockefeller University
Low-frequency hearing in mammals
July 14John Colbourne Center for Genomics and Bioinformatic Indiana University
Environmental Gene Regulation of an Expansive Aquatic Arthropod Genome
June 14Juan Pablo Couso University of Sussex
The Notch segmentation clock in invertebrates: implications for the evolution of metameric body plans
June 04Daniel Barker University of St Andrews, School of Biology
The mode of evolution of functional interactions among eukaryotic genes
June 04Rahul Siddharthan Insitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Predicting transcription factor binding sites: Going beyond position weight matrices
June 01Barbara di Ventura Universität Heidelberg
Divide et impera Bacterial strategy to partition Min proteins during cell division
May 04Lutz Becks University of Toronto
The interplay of population dynamics and evolutionary processes – insights from predator-prey systems
March 04Bhavin Khatri University of Edinburgh
Statistical Mechanics and the Genotype to Phenotype Map
January 22Michael Lässig University of Cologne
From Fisher to Feynman: nonequilibrium statistics of molecular evolution
December 17Susanne Still University of Hawaii, Manoa
Information theoretic clustering
December 10Sinead Collins University of Edinburgh
On the relationship between competition and adaptation in changing environment
September 14Sumihare Noji University of Tokushima
"Early Developmental processes of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus, as revealed by RNAi and transgenic crickets"
September 11Ben Ewen-Campen Harward University
A "Evolution of arthropod germ line specification mechanisms:  transcriptomic and embryological insights from the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus
August 18Sergey Kryazhimskiy University of Pennsylvania
The Dynamics of Adaptation on Correlated Fitness Landscapes
July 27Anastasios Pavlopoulos, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
The molecular control of morphology: Hox genes and appendage specialization in flies and crustaceans
July 16Richard Neher, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara
Adaption in sexual population and a case study in HIV
July 01Volker Hartenstein, University of California, Los Angeles
Brain neuropile ultrastructure and neuronal microcircuitry: A comparative-evolutionary perspective
July 01Alain Arneodo, Universite de Lyon
Nucleosome positioning by excluding genomic energy barriers
June 25Benedikt Obermayer, LMU München
Error thresholds for self- and cross-specific enzymatic replication
June 17Paul Higgs, McMaster University
Evolution of the genetic code
March 26Sudhir Kumar, Arizona State University
Evolutionary Anatomies of Human Disease Mutations
March 17Fyodor Kondrashov, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) Barcelona
Compensatory evolution and evolution of stop codons
January 26Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max-Dellbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine
snoRNAs, microRNAs and posttranscriptional gene regulation
January 20Michael Bachmann, Universität Leipzig
Conformational mechanics of molecular structure formation processes
December 11Fabian Staubach, Universität zu Köln
Neutral gene expression evolution in wild mice
October 24Ralf Bundschuh, Ohio State University
From the Ising Model to Biological Sequence Analysis
October 17Peter Pfaffelhuber, Universität Freiburg
On the rate of Muller's ratchet: facts, heuristics, asymptotics
July 09Christian Schlötterer, Institut für Populationsgenetik, Wien
mtDNA haplotype turnover in Drosophila-Wolbachia vs. selection
July 09Thomas Gregor, Princeton University
A phase transition to collective behavior in eucaryotic cell populations
June 17Johannes Berg, Universität zu Köln
Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of gene expression
June 03Sebastian Maerkel, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
A systems aproach to measuring the binding energy landscaps of transcription factors
April 14David Arnosti, Michigan State University
Quantitative assessment of a cis–regulatory tanscriptional grammar; modeling Drosophila gene
April 08Patric Hoogan, St. Andrews University
Correlations in a classical spin liquid
January 09Lei-Han Tang, Hong Kong Baptist University
Idenitication of synergistic regulatory interactions from micoarray gene expression data
December 13Stephan Schuster, Pennsylvania State University
Mammoth genomics
December 13Han G. Brunner, Department of human genetics, Nijmegen, NL
Networks of genes, Networks of proteins, Network of diseases
December 12Wouter Houthoofd, University of Ghent
Empryonic cell lineage evolution in nematodes
December 11Martin Weigt, ISI Turin, Italy
Clustering by passing messages between data points
December 04Damien Simon, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Paris
Effect of selection on population dynamics: travelling waves and genealogies
November 28Priyanka Shahi, Zentrum für Medizinische Forschung, Mannheim
A combinatorial study to identify micro RNA’s and their targets in polycystic kidney diseases
November 28Ulrich Kutschera, Universität Kassel
Evolution der Evolutionstheorie: Von Darwin zum Intelligenten Design
November 21Oskar Hallatschek, Harvard University
Surfing genes: On the fate of neutral mutations in expanding populations
October 26Michael Lässig, Universität zu Köln
The arrow of time in biology
October 19Ofer Biham, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Stochastic simulations of genetic regulatory networks
September 24Michael Wade, Indiana University
Nature, nurture and the nurturers
September 23Wolfram Schulz, Cambridge University
From reinforcers to commodities: Neural processing of reward uncertainty
September 22James Mallet, University College, London
Hybridization and the nature of biodiversity
September 04Natalia Strelkowa, Imperial College, London
Variation of influenza viruses
July 18Markus Friedrich, Wayne State University
Beetle eyes: what it takes making them, and what it may have taken losing them
June 12Christian Schlötterer, Insitut für Tierzucht und Genetik, Wien
Expression profiling using 454 sequending - the first steps
June 11David B. Saakian, Yerevan Physics Institute
Exact solution of finite population quasispecies model
May 18Andreas Dress, Institutes for Biological Sciences, Shanghai, China
Identification of homplastic characters in multiple sequence alignments
April 25Sergei Maslov, Paris
UV-Induced Mutagenesis in Escheria coli SOS Response: A Quantitative Model
March 05Leslie Turner, University of California, San Diego
Adaptive evolution of reproductive proteins in deer mice
March 06Floyd Reed, University of Maryland
A Microsatellite Based Likelihood-Approximation with Simultaneous Mutation, Demographic and Selective Inference
February 21Tomislav Domazet-Loso, Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb
Genomic phylostratigraphy: A novel approach in macroevolutionary studies
January 25Michal Kolář, Prag
Herpes 8 viral protein interaction networks
December 12Raffaella Santoro, DKFZ, Heidelberg
A non coding RNA regulates the epigenetic state of ribosomal RNA gene
December 08Sander Tans, Fom Institute, Amsterdam
Empirial fitness landscapes reveal accessible evolutionary path
December 08Georg Bucher, Zoologisches Institut, Universität Göttingen
The genetics of insect HEAD DEVELOPMENT- A BEETLE`S View
November 20Kristen Panfilio, Laboratory for Development and Evolution, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
Zen and the art of insect extraembryonic development
November 10Johannes Sikorski, DSMZ (Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH)
Microevolution and speciation of bacteria in natural habitats: Bacillus simplex from "Evolution Canyon", Israel
October 06Chris Harrod, Max-Planck Institute of Limnology, Plön
Use of stable isotopes analysis to identify ecological variation in fish
September 04Keith Jones, Vice President Molecular Genetics AFFYMETRIX, INC.,Santa Clara
Development of methodologies to assess global genetic variation
July 12Florent Krzakala, UMR, CNRS, Paris
Random RNAs
July 12Gerton Lunter, University of Oxford
Positive selection in human non-coding DNA
July 06Nynke Dekker, TU Delft
Single-molecule techniques for investigating the biophysics of nucleic acid protein interactions
July 06Maud Tenaillion
A multilocus investigation of the domestication process in mice
July 06Shamil Sunyaey, Harvard University
Evolution of conserved non-coding regions