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


Joana Meier, 19.01.2021 15h CEST, "Rapid speciation facilitated by hybridisation"

Iker Irisarri, 02.02.2021 15 CEST, "Phylogenomics and major evolutionary transitions"

Ludovic Orlando, 16.03.2021 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"

Contact person

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