Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IEB) weekly external seminar series. Talks are usually held at 2pm in Ashworth Lecture Theatre 3, but can vary.

If you have a question about this list, please contact:

Each talk has an organiser. Please contact them in the first instance if you have a query about a particular talk. Only contact one of the people below if you have a question about the list, such as whether your talk or series could be added.

The holy grail is in the castle of ARG
Jerome Kelleher (Oxford)
Wed 23 May 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 13th June 2018
David Duneau (Toulouse)
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminars 3rd October 2018
Inga Hense (Hamburg)
Wed 03 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


IEB Seminar 7th November 2018
Sophie Armitage (Berlin)
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 14th November 2018
David Robertson (Glasgow)
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 21st November
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (Lausanne)
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 28th November
Regan Early (University of Exeter)
Wed 28 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 5th December 2018
Emanuel Hietliner (Berlin)
Wed 05 Dec 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Feathers and function; homology and deep homology
Mike Benton (Bristol)
Wed 09 May 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


IEB Seminar 28th March 2018
Thomas Flatt (Fribourg)
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)



Zoonosis: Virus evolution at the animal - human interface
Sara Sawyer (Colorado)
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

De novo evolution of genes
Diethard Tautz (Max Plank Institute, Ploen)
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 31st January
Lucy Gilbert (JHI)
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Genomics of sexual dimorphism
Alison Wright (Sheffield)
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Evolution and expression of the Drosophila X chromosome
John Parsch (Munich)
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Ant symbioses: from parasitism to mutualism
Naomi Pierce (Harvard)
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 8th December
Vanessa Ezenwa (Georgia)
Fri 08 Dec 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT1)




IEB Seminar 8th November
Luis Miguel Chevin (Montpellier)
Wed 08 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)




“Evolution and the life history of the genome”
William Etges (Arkansas)
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Clarifying the Complexity of Adaptive Evolution
John Pool (Wisconsin)
Wed 13 Sep 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 14th June 2017
Ellen Leffler (Oxford)
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Host behaviour and disease spread in wild mice networks
Patricia Lopes (Zurich)
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Extra Seminar 6th June 2017
Martina Doblin (Sydney)
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 11:00 - 12:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

The Genomic History of Killer Whale Ecotypes
Andy Foote (Bangor)
Wed 31 May 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB Seminar 17th May 2017
John Davey (Oxford)
Wed 17 May 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)



Sex-differences in senescence patterns across mammals
Jean-Francois Lemaitre (Lyon)
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

IEB seminar: 'Adaptive models of growth and maturation'
Rufus Johnstone (Cambridge)
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Transposable element evolution in Drosophila
Andrea Betancourt (Liverpool)
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Life history trade-offs: an experimental study in wild jackdaws
Jelle Boonekamp (Groningen)
Wed 01 Mar 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Molecular evolution in parasitic flowering plants
Susann Wicke (Muenster)
Wed 22 Feb 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)



Hormone-mediated maternal effects of the prenatal social environment
Nikolaus von Engelhardt (Plymouth)
Wed 01 Feb 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Chiral shells, cells and F-molecules
Angus Davison (Nottingham)
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


The Evolution of Menopause in Killer Whales
Darren Croft (Exeter)
Thu 08 Dec 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Synchrony in phenology in space and time
Ella Cole (Oxford)
Wed 07 Dec 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Unravelling retrovirus and transposon evolution
Alex Hayward (Cornwall)
Wed 23 Nov 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)




What did we learn from high-coverage archaic genomes?
Kay Pruefer (Max Planck, Leipzig)
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Mega-evolutionary dynamics of the adaptive radiation of birds
Gavin Thomas (Sheffield)
Wed 19 Oct 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Seasonality and cold hardiness of temperate trees
Yann Vitasse (Switzerland)
Wed 05 Oct 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


A global scale comparative study of biological invasions
Isabella Capellini (Hull)
Wed 21 Sep 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

Introgression Across the European House Mouse Hybrid Zone
Stuart Baird (Studenec, Czech Republic)
Wed 08 Jun 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)








Protective symbiosis: does it really work in nature?
Jan Hrcek (Oxford)
Wed 09 Mar 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Recent changes in the phenology of UK plants and animals
Stephen Thackeray (CEH, Lancaster)
Wed 24 Feb 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


How sexual conflict shapes insect phenotypes
Jen Perry (Oxford)
Wed 10 Feb 2016, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)



Male and female from a hermaphrodite vantage-point
Lukas Scharer (Basel)
Wed 09 Dec 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)

The mutational burden of regulatory function
Martin Taylor (Edinburgh)
Wed 02 Dec 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Biased gene conversion: the dark side of recombination
Laurent Duret (Lyon)
Wed 18 Nov 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)








Human disease genes and natural selection: Why do we age?
Arcadi Navarro (Barcelona)
Tue 13 Oct 2015, 16:00 - 17:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


Flip/flop inversion polymorphisms in yeast evolution
Ken Wolfe (Dublin)
Wed 30 Sep 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)


The Invisible Hand of the Black Queen: Reductive Evolution in the Ocean (and Elsewhere)
Jeff Morris (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Wed 09 Sep 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Ashworth Laboratories (LT3)