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, 05/20/2019 - 5:15pm
Prof. Dr. Thomas U. Mayer, University of Konstanz
The meiotic cell cycle is unique in that it involves two M phases with no intervening S phase. A peculiar characteristic of female meiosis in vertebrates is that oocytes undergo distinct cell cycle arrests: immature oocytes arrest at prophase at meiosis I and following meiotic maturation they arrest as mature oocytes again at metaphase of meiosis II.
Mon, 05/27/2019 - 5:15pm
Dr. Holger Görlitz, MPI for Ornithology, Seewiesen
Active sensory systems, such as echolocation, evolved for the benefit of the sender. However, as active systems constantly radiate energy into the environment, they also provide ample public information to friends and foe.Echolocating bats move swiftly in 3D space, often in dense aggregations, using sound to interact with their environment, other bats of the same and different species, and their prey.
Mon, 06/03/2019 - 5:00pm
Dr. David Bierbach, Humboldt University of Berlin & Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
In some species, the synchronization of individual behavior can give rise to complex and coordinated group performances (e.g. flocking of birds, herding of quadrupeds, swarming of insects or shoaling of fish).Here, large numbers of individuals move aligned and with synchronized speeds, thus giving the impression of a single organism. These large-scale dynamic patterns emerge in a self-organized fashion, e.g., by simple interactions among participating individuals.

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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