The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Colloquium on biology

The Colloquium on biology is a joint activity organized by the Institutes of Biology of the University of Bonn and the Zoological Research Museum Koenig, Bonn.

Colleagues from german and international institutions are invited to present and discuss their latest research results on evolution, biodiversity, behavior, genetics and other biological areas.

The colloquium takes place on a regular base during summer and winter semester, always on mondays at 17:15h in the Great Auditorium of the Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss.

Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde (University of Bonn)
Prof. Heike Wägele (ZFMK)

List of current lectures



Mon, 01/25/2021 - 5:00pm
Dr. Susanne Hoffmann, MPI für Ornithologie Seewiesen
Songbirds use vocalizations to communicate with conspecifics. I am investigating how this behavior supports large-scale social processes, and how it is controlled by the bird’s brain. To record vocal and neural activity from several individuals in a social group simultaneously, I exploit “on-bird” radio-telemetric transmission technology. This technique allows to unambiguously assign each vocalization to the bird it was emitted from while preserving the precise temporal relationship between vocal and neural activity of one bird, and between vocalizations of different birds.
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 5:00pm
Dr. Aleksandre Gavashelishvili, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Previous studies have shown that post-glacial dispersal from human refugia and colonization has shaped up the current genetic structure of many human societies, yet it is not completely clear what temporal and spatial features are behind the current genetic structure of peoples of the Caucasus and explicitly how that relates to paleolithic and mesolithic populations throughout Eurasia and Africa.

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Colloquium on biology

Prof. Dr. H. Wägele
Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig,
Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Prof. Dr. G. von der Emde
Institute of Zoology, Poppelsdorfer Schloss,
Meckenheimer Allee 169, 53115 Bonn, Germany

Place: Great lecture hall, Poppelsdorfer Schloß
Time: mondays, 17.15 h