Courses, Defenses & Events

Senior Statistician Staff Mark Grote at the MPI

  • Start: Dec 1, 2022 12:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Dec 3, 2022 12:00 AM

The neurobiology of zombie flies: mechanisms of parasite host-manipulation

  • Date: Dec 6, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Benjamin de Bivort
  • Benjamin de Bivort is Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, interested in the neurobiological mechanisms of ecologically and evolutionarily relevant behaviors.
  • Room: ZT702 UKN + online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de
For at least two centuries, scientists have been enthralled by the “zombie” behaviors induced by mind-controlling parasites. Despite this interest, the mechanistic bases of these uncanny processes have remained mostly a mystery. We leveraged the Entomophthora muscae-Drosophila melanogaster “zombie ... [more]

Ethical project design for research involving animals

  • Start: Dec 8, 2022 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Dec 9, 2022 05:00 PM
  • Speaker: Bella William and Pete Moore
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB bücklestrasse 4.06
  • Host: IMPRS
Ethical awareness lies at the heart of any research-programme that involves using animals. While we tend to design a project and then consider the ethics, placing research ethics and animal welfare foremost in the development process does more than help to gain approval for the work; a clearly ... [more]

Institute Seminar by Franjo Weissing

  • Date: Dec 13, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Franjo Weissing
  • Franjo Weissing is Professor at the University of Groningen and leading the Theoretical Biology Group.
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de

Good Scientific Practice - Avoid Research Misconduct

Institute Seminar by Gerit Linneweber

  • Date: Dec 20, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Gerit Linneweber
  • Gerit Linneweber is Emmy Noether Fellow and Group Leader at the Freie Universität Berlin, interested in the developmental origins of individuality.
  • Room: ZT702 UKN + online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de

Introductory statistics and Bayesian data analyses using linear models with R and Stan

Statistic Module 3
  • Start: Jan 9, 2023
  • End: Jan 11, 2023
  • Speaker: Fränzi Korner Nievergelt (Oikostat)
  • Room: Möggingen, seminar room top floor
  • Contact: imprs@uni-konstanz.de
Basics of statistics: scale of measurements, basic r-functions: looking at data frames, plots (histograms, tables, scatterplots, box plots, etc. At the end of the week, participants can explain the difference between SE and SD, intro Bayes statistics): LM, normal linear model (regression, ANOVA) ... [more]

SARS-CoV-2 in Animals: What goes around …comes around

Institute Seminar by Jürgen Richt
  • Date: Jan 10, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Jürgen Richt
  • Jürgen Richt is a Regents and University Distinguished Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. The overall goal of his research is to investigate zoonotic, emerging and transboundary diseases of livestock focusing mainly on viral diseases.
  • Location: Bückle St. 5a, 78467 Konstanz
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de
In this presentation, our work assessing the susceptibility of different animal species such as cats, pigs, sheep, cattle and white-tailed deer to experimental SARS-CoV-2 infection will be summarized, and detailed descriptions of the clinical disease and transmissibility in these animal models will ... [more]

Institute Seminar by Jacob Höglund

  • Date: Jan 17, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Jacob Höglund
  • Jacob Höglund is Professor at the Department of Ecology and Genetics at Uppsala University, interested in the importance of genetic variation for the persistance of small and fragmented populations.
  • Room: ZT702 UKN + online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de

Institute Seminar by Alice Auersperg

  • Date: Jan 24, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Alice Auersperg
  • Alice Auersperg is an Associated Professor heading the Goffin Lab at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, interested in the evolution of play behaviour, innovation, physical cognition and tool use.
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Bücklestrasse + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
  • Contact: all.science@ab.mpg.de
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