Courses, Defenses & Events

Welcome week

Organisational information
  • Start: Oct 4, 2023
  • End: Oct 6, 2023
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: ZT1202
  • Host: Francisca and more...
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IMPRS Post Doc Award

  • Date: Oct 15, 2023
  • Time: 11:59 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: Konstanz
  • Host: IMPRS
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The Post-Doctoral Award is an award for the best IMPRS doctoral students. To enable them to finalize their research work and expand academically and professionally. This is meant to allow recent graduates to submit unpublished chapters of their thesis for peer review and/or finish side projects they ... [more]

Doctoral defense by Simeon Smeele

Supervised by Lucy Aplin
  • Date: Oct 16, 2023
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Simeon Smeele
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: R0513

Institute Seminar by Alfonso Perez-Escudero

Institute Seminar by Alfonso Perez-Escudero
  • Date: Oct 24, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Alfonso Perez-Escudero
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

Getting Organized: Modern Knowledge Management for Researchers, organized in collaboration with ChemBiol

  • Date: Oct 26, 2023
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr Daniel Friedrich
  • Location: online
  • Host: IMPRS
Articles, videos, podcasts, conversations - everywhere, you can find potentially relevant ideas, information, and insights for your own research. This hands-on workshop teaches techniques, tools, and workflows to manage this abundance of information productively. In the first part, we explore ... [more]

Good Scientific Practice - Avoid Research Misconduct

Good Scientific Practice - Avoid Research Misconduct
  • Date: Oct 27, 2023
  • Speaker: Michael Mende
  • Location: online
  • Room: none
  • Host: Chair Couzin, Michael Mende
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Data Visualization with R

  • Start: Oct 31, 2023 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Nov 21, 2023 10:00 AM
  • Speaker: Rick Scavetta
  • Location: online
  • Room: Online
  • Host: ChemBiol
This practical online course enables you to effectively create figures based on your quantitative data. If you want to understand your data better and add impact to your publications, Data Visualization with R is the course for you! Participants: 6 - 12 [more]

A Systems Approach to Wild Animal Welfare

Institute Seminar by Becca Franks
  • Date: Oct 31, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Becca Franks
  • Becca Franks is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University. After earning a BA in Anthropology from New York University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University, she was a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia, where she was awarded the Killam Research Prize. Specializing in animal behavior, human-animal relationships, aquatic animal welfare, and quantitative methods, her research and teaching lie at the intersection of environmental and animal protection. The core question driving her work is: How can we advance our understanding of animals to address the urgent demands of the Anthropocene?
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
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Wild animals face mounting threats from a variety of human-driven crises: climate extremes, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and pollution. While conservation biology has a strong track record of protecting animal populations and species, individual animal welfare is generally understood to be ... [more]

What can bat genomes teach us and why should we care?

Institute Seminar by Emma Teeling
  • Date: Nov 7, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Emma Teeling
  • Prof. Emma Teeling is a world-class leader in the cross-cutting fields of mammalian phylogenetics and comparative genomics, with particular-expertise, in bat biology. She established the Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics in 2005, is a Founding Director of the genome consortium Bat1K and the Full Professor of Zoology at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has pioneered and leads global research into the development of bats as new models for healthy ageing and disease tolerance. She has been awarded prestigious personal grants to pursue this research- European Research Council (ERC) Starting grant (2013-2018), a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (2006-2012), an Irish Research Council (IRC) Laureate Award (2018-2022), and an SFI Future Frontiers Award (2020-2025). She has published >121 peer reviewed research articles, 25 of which have been published in the highest interdisciplinary journals for her field (e.g. Nature, Science, Cell, PNAS), as they over-turned conventional paradigms in mammalian biology. Her research has been cited more than 15,351 times, with >28 publications cited >100 times (Goggle Scholar, September 2023). She has given prestigious international keynote lectures and public presentations (e.g. TED talk; >571,574 views; EU Parliament; World Economic Forum, Davos; BBC’s Science Club, NOVA documentary, Royal Institution Christmas Lectures), has been elected to prestigious academic boards and institutes (e.g. Irish Research Council Board, 2015-2021; Member of Royal Irish Academy, 2016) and was awarded Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, 2017 for her research.
  • Room: Seminar room MPI-AB Möggingen + Online
  • Host: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
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Of all mammals, bat possess the most unique and peculiar adaptations that render them as excellent models to investigate the mechanisms of extended longevity and potentially halted senescence. Indeed, they are the longest-lived mammals relative to their body size, with the oldest bat caught being ... [more]

IMPRS Doctoral Student Retreat

Freiburg, Baden Württemberg
  • Start: Nov 14, 2023
  • End: Nov 17, 2023
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