The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Getting to the root of the issue: how palaeontology is enriching the study of teeth

Date: 
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 5:00pm
Meeting point: 
Lectures by Zoom Meetings. Links will be provided before talks
Event type: 
Lecture
Event series: 
Colloquium on evolution and biodiversity
Target group: 
Studierende
Lecturer: 
Dr. Aaron LeBlanc, King's College, London

Oral biology and palaeontology have a lot of shared history. This talk explores the historical impact that the fossil record has had on the study of teeth, and why oral biology should look to palaeontology now and in the future to address key evolutionary questions.

I will explore this specifically with the evolution of tooth attachment in mammals and reptiles. This vital part of the tooth contains phylogenetic information for palaeontologists, but it is also important for understanding how mammals evolved their characteristic tooth attachment tissues. Using the fossil record in this way may lead to unexpected advances in dentistry.

Contact person

Head of Section
+49 228 9122-241
+49 228 9122-295
h.waegele [at] leibniz-zfmk.de

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

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