Past events

12
Apr
2019
Speaker: Constanza Leon, Heinsohn Group, Fenner School
Group-living animals are affected by both the physical and social environment they inhabit, influencing population dynamic processes such as reproductive success, survival and dispersal patterns; all of which ultimately shape the evolution of a species.
11
Apr
2019
Speaker: Dr Teresa Carvalho - Head of the Molecular Parasitology Lab La Trobe University - Host Alex Maier
Malaria causes a significant health burden worldwide. An efficient vaccine has yet to be developed but a handful of treatment options exist. However, resistant parasites have emerged against all available anti-malarial drugs, including against the front-line treatment Artemisinin.
11
Apr
2019
Speaker: Leonie Moyle, Matt Hahn, Dan Vanderpool (Indiana University) Jeff Good (University of Montana) Jason Bragg (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney) Justin Borevitz, Angela McGaughran, Sacha
Genome sequencing of model species has yielded important insights into population history, adaptation and speciation.
02
Apr
2019
Speaker: Jennifer Kelley, University of Western Australia
One of the commonest strategies for avoiding attack is camouflage, where an animal’s colouration resembles the visual background against which it is viewed. One fundamental aspect of camouflage that has received little attention is the problem of how to conceal a 3D body shape.
01
Apr
2019
Speaker: Professor Paula Mabee, University of South Dakota
26
Mar
2019
Speaker: Jeff Good, University of Montana
Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species.
20
Mar
2019
Speaker: Jing Cui, Tcherkez Lab
Oil palm is by far the major oil-producing crop at the global scale, with »62 Mt oil produced each year. Although oil palm has been studied for decades for its agronomical aspects, its metabolism is poorly documented.
19
Mar
2019
Speaker: Alexandre Fournier-Level, University of Melbourne
The overuse of pesticides and herbicides world-wide has led to the emergence of resistance in multiple organisms: pests vectors, weeds and non-target species. Pesticide resistance has provided some of the most iconic case studies in molecular evolution.
18
Mar
2019
Speaker: Dr Beata Ujvari, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
Similar to parasites, malignant cells exploit the host for energy, resources and protection, thereby impairing host health and fitness. Despite cancer being widespread in the animal kingdom, its impact on life history traits and strategies have rarely been documented.
12
Mar
2019
Speaker: Ilya Ruvinsky, Northwestern University
Organisms exchange chemical signals that can shape a variety of behavioral and physiological responses; the latter have received relatively little attention. I will describe our recent studies in C.

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