In the Spotlight - Biology Seminars Leiden
The IBL Spotlight seminar series takes place every first Thursday of a month. In each seminar, two IBL scientists from the two research clusters within the IBL (Evolutionary and Molecular Biosciences) will present their research to students and members of the Institute. We try to put the spotlight on researchers who have recently made exciting discoveries or published their work, keeping you and ourselves up to date about developments in and around the Institute.
MSc students can follow the Spotlight series as a course. Further information can be found on Blackboard.
- Next Spotlight:
6 June 2013
in the big lecture hall on the first floor of the Sylvius. A borrel will be held at the end of the lecture.
16.00 - 16.30: Hans Slabbekoorn - Behavioural Biology: Noise impact on function and evolution of birdsong.
16.30 - 17.00: Marcel Schaaf - Molecular Cell Biology: The dynamics of a transcription factor inside the nucleus.
- Previous lectures
All available in Blackboard
2 May 2013
16.00 - 16.30: Charissa de Bekker - CIDD, Penn State University: Heterogeneous mechanisms underlying behavioral manipulation by fungal parasites
16.30 - 17.00: Fabrice Laroche - Molecular Cell Biology: LysM genes and proteins function during zebrafish embryogenesis
4 April 2013
16.00 - 16.30: Joost van den Heuvel - Evolutionary Biology: Space is not time! Modelling dietary restriction responses in varying environments
16.30 - 17.00: Jiani Chen - Behavioural Biology: Algebraic rule learning in zebra finch and humans
7 March 2013
16.00 - 16.30: Klaas Vrieling - Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry: SNP genotyping
16.30 - 17.00: Phil Elks - Molecular Cell Biology: Hypoxic signalling and TB; Using the zebrafish as a model to dissect leukocyte molecular mechanisms during infection
7 February 2013
16.00 - 16.45: Batu Erman - Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Sabanci University: Zinc Finger Nucleases vs TALENs for genome modification
10 January 2013
15.30 - 16.00: Tri Rini Nuringtyas - Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry: Variation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids from plant organs to cells
16.00 - 16.30: Wietske van der Ent - Molecular Cell Biology: Zebrafish: A new engraft model to study Ewing’s sarcoma progression
6 December 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Daniel Rosen - Evolutionary Biology: Bacteriocins and biodiversity in Streptococcus pneumoniae
13.30 - 14.00: Ewa Snaar-Jagalska - Molecular Cell Biology: Zebrafish as a model system to study human micrometastasis
1 November 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Chris Jacobs - Evolutionary Biology: The extra-embryonic serosa as a novelty facilitating the terrestrial radiation of insects
13.30 - 14.00: Ben Wielstra - Naturalis Biodiversity Center: Postglacial species displacement in Triturus newts deduced from asymmetrically introgressed mitochondrial DNA and ecological niche models
4 October 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Philippe Sakalis - Molecular and Developmental Genetics: Real-time visualization of Agrobacterium Mediated Transformatino of Yeast
13.30 - 14.00: Anna-Pavlina Haramis - Integrative Zoology: Regulation of Energy Metabolism in Development and Disease
6 September 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Xiaorong Zhang - Molecular and Developmental Genetics: Functional analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens virulence protein VirD5
13.30 - 14.00: Farooq Ahmad - Integrative Zoology: Zebrafish as animal model for neurobehavioural research
7 June 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Karel Miettinen - Molecular Plant Physiology: Metabolic engineering of the Catharanthus roseus terpenoid indole alkaloid pathway for green pharmaceuticals
13.30 - 14.00: Andreas Plischke - Plant Ecology: Chemical ecology of genetically modified plants
3 May 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Christina May - Genetics, Wageningen UR: The impact of ambient light and noise on cichlid courtship and behaviour
13.30 - 14.00: Chao Cui - Molecular Cell Biology: Chemokine signaling involved in mycobacteria infection in zebrafish
5 April 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Wouter Bruins - Integrative Zoology/SBB: Amplino: the 40$ PCR device
13.30 - 14.00: Jacco van Rijsel - Integrative Zoology: Stasis, change and reversal of morphological characters in Lake Victoria cichlids over the past 30 years
1 March 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Zakia Kanwal - Molecular Cell Biology: Negative regulation of innate immunity by Shp1/Ptpn6 phosphatase
13.30 - 14.00: Maaike Bruinsma - Evolutionary Biology: How do hyperparasitoid wasps find their hosts?
2 February 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Heike Kappes - Terrestrial Zoology (NCB Naturalis): Influence of habitat filters and dispersal on gastropod community assembly
13.30 - 14.00: Eike Rademacher - Molecular and Developmental Genetics: AGC3 kinase localization: a modulator of directional auxin flow?
Thursday 12 January 2012
13.00 - 13.30: Antonia Chatzopoulou - Molecular Cell Biology: Functional analysis of the zebrafish glucocorticoid receptor beta-isoform
13.30 - 14.00: Tom de Jong - Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry: The canola controversies and what makes crop plants weedy?
1 December 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Gerben Voshol - Molecular Microbiology: Renewable Energy from Cyanobacteria
13.30 - 14.00: Barbara Reumer - Animal Ecology: Co-evolution between parthenogenesis-inducing Wolbachia and hosts
6 October 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Mei-Liang Zhou - Plant Cell Physiology, IBL: More JAZ in plant defence
13.30 - 14.00: Dandan Cheng - Ecology & Phytochemistry, IBL: Pyrrolizidine alkaloid expression and herbivore resistance in Jacobaea hybrids
9 June 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Xiaolei Niu - Molecular and Developmental Genetics, IBL: Studies in yeast on Agrobacterium virulence protein virF, a prokaryotic F-box protein.
13.30 - 14.00: Peter Schoonheim - Molecular Cell Biology, IBL: A forward genetic screen for glucocorticoid resistance in zebrafish
12 May 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Eric M. Wielhouwer - Integrative Zoology, Institute of Biology Leiden: Fish & Chips
13.30 - 14.00: Maaike de Jong - Metapopulation Research Group, University of Helsinki, Finland: Footprints of selection and phylogeography along a latitudinal cline in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana
7 April 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Marcel van Verk - Plant Cell Physiology: Transcriptional Activation of SA Biosynthesis Genes Through WRKY Transcription Factors
13.30 - 14.00: Danielle Champagne - Integrative Zoology: Zebrafish: a versatile animal model to study disease mechanisms
3 March 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Christian Tudorache - Molecular Cell Biology: The eel, a swimming paradox.
13.30 - 14.00: Xiao-Jing Yang - Behavioural Biology: Interference avoidance in singing birds: Are cars like competitors?
3 February 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Min Jin Kwon - Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, IBL: Members of the Rho GTPase family control growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger
13.30 - 14.00: Vicencio Oostra - Evolutionary Biology, IBL: Butterflies on steroids: hormones, gene expression and how to deal with fluctuating environments.
13 January 2011
13.00 - 13.30: Dennis Claessen - Molecular & Developmental Biology: Essential roles for amyloids in development of Streptomyces coelicolor.
13.30 - 14.00: Frederic Lens - National Centre for Biodiversity (NHN): Secondary woodiness within angiosperms - from anatomy toward molecules.
2 December 2010
13.00 - 13.30: Oliver Stockhammer (IBL Molecular Microbiology): Expression profiling of the innate immune response of zebrafish embryos to Salmonella typhimurium infection.
13.30 - 14.00: Sita ter Haar (Behavioural Biology): About the birds and the babies: vocal development in songbirds and human infants.
4 November 2010
13.00 - 13.30: Sandra de Weert (IBL Molecular Microbiology + Biotechnology): Fungal warfare by Pseudomonas
13.30 - 14.00: Suzanne Saenko (Evolutionary Biology):Evo-Devo of butterfly wing patterns: Linkage mapping of Bicyclus anynana eyespot mutations
7 October 2010
12.30-13.00:Shuning He (IBL Molecular Cell Biology): VEGF signaling and leukocytes control tumor progression in a novel zebrafish xenograft model
13.00-13.30:Laura Bertola (CML Conservation Biology / IBL Ecology and Phytochemistry): Genetic variation and phylogenetics of the lion
3 June 2010
12.30-13.00: Leonie Doorduin (Plant Ecology & Phytochemistry): In search of the source population of Jacobaea vulgaris by using Next Generation Sequencing
13.00-13.30: Rob van der Heijden (Bruker Daltonics B.V.): Recent developments in the identification and comprehensive analysis of natural products by mass spectrometry and NMR
6 May 2010:
12.30-13.00: Chen Yi (Molecular & Developmental Biology): Identification of a novel CCCH-type zinc-finger gene as repressor for expression of the seed-storage protein gene Glu-B1 in rice
13.00-13.30: Doreen Schachtschnabel (Molecular Microbiology): Apocarotenoides- signaling compounds in fungi and plants?
1 April 2010:
12.30-13.00: Qi Jia (Molecular & Developmental Biology): DNA repair via Non-Homologous End Joining (NHEJ) in plants
13.00-13.30: Ken Kraaijeveld (Animal Ecology): Rampant proliferation of a transposable element in an asexual parasite
4 March 2010:
12.30-13.00: Ana Körbes (Plant Cell Physiology): Tell me whom you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are: ORA59 connections
13.00-13.30: Atiyo Ghosh (CML/ Theoretical Biology): Quantifying stochastic introgression processes
4 February 2010:
12.30-13.00: Majeed Askari Seyahooei (Animal Ecology): Fast evolution of life-history traits in parasitoids driven by climate and hosts
13.00-13.30: Young Hae Choi (Plant Ecology & Phytochemistry): Metabolomics application to chemotaxonomy: pros and cons
7 January 2010:
12.30-13.00: Erica L. Benard (Molecular Cell Biology): Visualising Penicillium marneffei infection in zebrafish
13.00-13.30: Joost van den Heuvel (Evolutionary Biology): Modeling the life history of Bicyclus anynana
3 December 2009:
12.30-13.00: Ben J.M. Zonneveld (Molecular & Developmental Genetics): Genome size of all tulip species and the origin of cultivars
13.00-13.30: Roman R. Romeiro-González (Plant Ecology & Metabolomics): Tomato thrips resistance: alkaloids, glycolipids, methylketones, phenolics or sesquiterpenes?
5 November 2009:
12.30-13.00: Philippe Sakalis (Molecular & Developmental Genetics): Visualization of the Agrobacterium DNA complex in yeast: seeing is believing
13.00-13.30: Martine Maan (Animal Ecology): Poison or passion: warning and attraction in a polymorphic poison frog
1 October 2009:
12.30-13.00: Remko Offringa (Molecular & Developmental Genetics): Up-side-down: Orienting plant development by directing auxin transport
13.00-13.30: Hubertus Beaumont (Evolutionary Biology/ Molecular Microbiology): Experimental evolution of bet-hedging