The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

MEEGene: Museum seminar in Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics

This seminar series brings together experts in the fields of comparative genomics, evolutionary biology and environmental genomics to  ZFMK. Talks include presentations on empirical as well as theoretical and technical developments of the field.

All talks are currently scheduled as Online Only format


If you are interested in joining this seminar series as listener or speaker please contact meegene [at]

Registration for talk particiption is free of charge but mandatory. You will be provided with link to join the talk.


Scheduled Talks

27.04.2021 15h CEST Matthew Webster "Analysis of evolution and speciation in alpine bumblebees using population genomics"

11.05.2021 15h CEST TBA

25.05.2021 15h CEST Miriam Liedvogel "TBA"

08.06.2021 15h CEST TBA

22.06.2021 15h CEST TBA

06.07.2021 15h CEST TBA

20.07.2021 15h CEST TBA



Past Speakers


Armin Mozcek, 22.09.2020 "On the origins of novelty and diversity in development and evolution: case studies on horned beetles."


Camille Berthelot, 20.10.2020,  "Seeing double - Deciphering genome organisation and gene evolution after whole-genome duplications."


Toni Gossmann, 03.11.2020 , "Living the post-NGS dream: What we can learn from a flock of genomes."


Andrew Foote, 01.12.2020, "Museum collections as evolutionary time machines"


Kristy Deiner, 15.12.2020 "Global measure of biodiversity using environmental DNA"


Joana Meier, 19.01.2021 "Rapid speciation facilitated by hybridisation"


Iker Irisarri, 02.02.2020 "Phylogenomics and major evolutionary transitions"


Isabel Almudi, 16.02.2021 "Adaptations to aquatic and aerial life in mayflies"


Philine Feulner, 02.03.2021 "A genomic perspective on speciation and adaption in Alpine whitefish"


Ludovic Orlando, 16.03.2021, "The evolutionary origins and historical development of the modern horse"


Michael Hiller , 13.04.2021, "Comparative approaches to link phenotypic differences between species to differences in their genomes"

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-365
+49 228 9122-212
A.Boehne [at]