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Long Night of the Sciences
June 22, 2018 18:00
Speaker: Julia Cissewski, Dirk Hoffmann and others
Long Night of the Sciences

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BioCity Leipzig, Deutscher Platz 5a

On Friday, June 22, the Long Night of the Sciences takes place in Leipzig. The University of Leipzig and numerous other research institutions are going to open their doors for visitors from 18:00 to midnight.

Our institute also participates, and this year we can be found next door at the BioCity campus with the following highlights:

- Presentation by Julia Cissewski (18:30) "Eine Minute vor Zwölf - Hilfe für die vom Aussterben bedrohten Orang-Utans" / BioCity lecture hall
- Presentation by Dirk Hoffmann (19:30) "Verkannte Künstler - Geschichte und Fähigkeiten der Neandertaler" / BioCity lecture hall
- Information stand: "Dating methods in archeology: Luminescence, annual growth rings and C14" / BioCity atrium
- Information stand: "Paleo diet: You are what you eat" / BioCity atrium
- Interactive event: Metamorphosis: A computer game on human evolution / BioCity atrium
- Information stand: Orang utans in peril: Help for our critically endangered relatives / BioCity atrium

More information, including the titles of the presentations, can be found at:



Complete program for Leipzig:

(Including lots of events for children!)

Sandra Jacob, -122 or -156

E-mail: jacob[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: https://www.wissen-in-leipzig.de/home/

Variation in Sociality in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta): biological and behavioral correlates
June 25, 2018 11:00
Speaker: Dr. Jesus E. Madrid (Stanford University)
Talk at the Department of Primatology

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Seminar room U 2.50 (Primatology/Human Evolution)

Members within a species, exhibit individual variation in their levels of association with conspecifics (i.e., variation in sociality). Dr. Madrid will highlight results from two independent projects studying the development of such variation in sociality in the social-living rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). On one hand, he will demonstrate that infants experience a gene-by-environment interaction between their 5-HTTLPR genotype and the quality of maternal care received during their first 3 months of life, which influences their eventual juvenile sociality. On the other hand, he will demonstrate that by 3-4 months of age, male infant rhesus macaques show stable trajectories in sociality and that these eventual differences in juvenile sociality are related to differences in oxytocin functioning and social perception.

Jessica Fiegert
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 230
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: jessica_fiegert[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: https://www.eva.mpg.de/primat/index.html

The neuronal and molecular basis of learning and memory in Drosophila larvae
September 27, 2018 13:00
Speaker: Andreas Thum (Department of Genetics, Institute of Biology, Leipzig University)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Seminar Area Genetics

Anett Pechstein, +49 341 3550-504

E-mail: pechstein[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de