Events at the MPIAB

CASCB talk: Understanding and shaping group dynamics in heterogeneous classrooms by Jeanine Grütter

Positive group dynamics are fundamental for children’s healthy development. Feeling accepted and experiencing friendship are important predictors of children’s learning, mental health and identity development. However, many children experience discrimination due to their social group membership (e.g., immigrants or students with disabilities). Heterogenous classrooms provide important ... [more]

Doctoral defense by Helder Hugo

Doctoral defense by Helder Hugo

Institute Seminar - Daniela Rößler & Katherine Snell

Institute Seminar by Daniela Rößler & Kat Snell
Big dreams in small brains? Evidence for a REM sleep-like state in jumping spiders (by Daniela Rössler) [more]

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]
Wikipedia: who hasn’t heard of it? According to the Wikipedia page on Wikipedia, it’s the “largest and most-read reference work in history” and receives 2 billion unique visits per month. So if you want your science to reach the masses, Wikipedia might just be the world’s best stage. [more]

On growth and form

Biology seminar by Prof. Iain Couzin
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]

Linking social behavior to immune responses in African buffalo

Rado Seminar by Will Rogers
How an organism behaves socially can affect its lifespan, what pathogens it encounters, and even its physiological make-up. We wanted to understand how immune responses – a suite of important homeostatic mechanisms - handle stressors like social behavior, pathogens, and the environment among natural populations of African buffalo (Syncerus Caffer). We found that more socially central individuals ... [more]

Institute Seminar - Zitan Song & Pavan Kumar Kaushik

Institute Seminar by Zitan Song & Pavan Kumar Kaushik

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]
Discuss with us how to make the MPI-AB more sustainable or send a mail to info.sustainability@ab.mpg.de! [more]

Institute Seminar - Marie Charpentier

Institute Seminar by Marie Charpentier

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

CASCB talk: Hawkmoth neuroethology - from flower inspection to pattern recognition by Anna Stöckl

Insect visual systems perform remarkable feats, extending in sensitivity to dim starlight and rapidly processing complex temporal and spatial stimuli. Their output provides the basis for intricate locomotor control, as well as crucial behavioural decisions. This is exemplified by insect pollinators, which inspect and choose-between suitable flowers, using features such as colour, shape or patterns ... [more]

Career Development in Academia

Institute Seminar by Daniel Piechowski

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

From geology to novel dyes for biology

Biology seminar by Prof. Miriam Unterlass
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]
Discuss with us how to make the MPI-AB more sustainable or send a mail to info.sustainability@ab.mpg.de! [more]

Institute Seminar - Lior Lebovich & Kate Tiedeman

Institute Seminar by Lior Lebovich & Kate Tiedeman

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

Guidance cues for leukocyte migration in space and time

Biology seminar by Prof. Daniel Legler
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]

CASCB talk: The self-assembling horde: building functional structures on the move by Simon Garnier

A defining characteristic of army ants is the mobility of their colonies that relocate their massive populations sometimes every day, in search of new hunting grounds. That nomadic lifestyle is met with many logistical challenges posed by the complex and unpredictable terrains of the tropical forests these ants inhabit. In response, they have evolved the ability to build temporary support ... [more]
The Computational Summer school on Modeling Social and collective behavior (COSMOS) is designed to provide attendees (COSMOnauts) from diverse fields (e.g., psychology, economics, neuroscience, biology, computer science, etc…) and career stages (master, PhD, postdoc, and junior PI) with the computational skills required to tackle emerging challenges in understanding social learning and collective ... [more]

Institute Seminar - Ahmed El Hady

Institute Seminar by Ahmed El Hady

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

Introduction in Scientific Writing

This two-day workshop enables life scientists to to write clearly and with impact! The participants learn how to construct a “take-home” message that tells the story of their research, choose words that communicate their science clearly, and structure their paper into a flowing narrative. [more]

The unnatural amino acid technology as tool to unravel the ubiquitin code

Biology seminar by Prof. Martin Scheffner
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]

CASCB talk: Neurogenetics of social affiliation in zebrafish by Johannes Larsch

Many species live in groups and affiliate with conspecifics upon sensory detection and processing of social information. However, investigating sensory processing during social behavior is inherently difficult because in most cases, the mutual interactions between individuals and the resulting sensory experience are beyond experimental control.We investigate affiliation pathways in juvenile ... [more]

Getting Published & Understanding Peer Review

Learning to write and respond to reviewers' comments are vital skills for early-career researchers to master if they wish to become established scientists. However, these skills are often neglected, forcing researchers to learn them by trial and error. By learning to address reviewers' comments, young researchers not only increase their chances of getting their work published but also learn to ... [more]

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series, every Wednesday
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

Leadership skills

IMPRS workshop
  • Start: Jul 14, 2022 09:00
  • End: Jul 15, 2022 17:00
  • Speaker: Sabine Lerch
  • www.science.sabinelerch.de
2022-06-14 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:002022-06-15 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 | This course was designed for young scientists to provide you with basic theoretical and practical knowledge concerning leadership. The word "leader" goes with "people." Leaders are expected to improve human performance, as well as to manage resources. Yet many professionals focus only on technical or scientific qualifications ... [more]

Glucocorticoid synthesis in colorectal tumors as an immune escape mechanism

Biology seminar by Prof. Thomas Brunner
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]

CASCB talk: When, who and what to copy - dynamic learning strategies in wild birds by Sonja Wild

After finishing her BSc in Biology and MSc in Anthropology at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Sonja Wild moved to the UK to continue her studies with a PhD at the University of Leeds. Since 2019, Sonja has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB), University of Konstanz & Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Radolfzell ... [more]

Institute Seminar - Gabriella Gall & Isabelle Laumer

Institute Seminar by Gabriella Gall & Isabelle Laumer

Animal Behavior Course

Part of weekly lecture series which started 13th of April, every Wednesday at 11:45-13:15 in R 611
This course will explore the fundamental principles that underline the evolution and mechanism of animal behavior. Animal behavior naturally crosses scales and disciplinary boundaries. This course will integrate our understanding of behavior with information from neuroscience, evolution, physiology, genetics, and the biology of complex systems. [more]

Best paper award (BPA)

Biology seminar by Prof. Mark van Kleunen
Link to attend the seminars: https://tinyurl.com/2p86vusy [more]
Locomotion is intimately connected to the substrate on or in which it occurs. A swimmer in a liquid environment with drag needs to perform different strokes to effectively move its body than a walker on a hard surface. Using the roundworm C. elegans as a model, we will explore the interaction between the nervous system, muscular contractions and different substrates of locomotion in 2D and 3D ... [more]

AniMove

Summer School
The DAGM German Conference on Pattern Recognition (DAGM GCPR) 2022 is the 44th annual symposium of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM). It is an international premier venue for recent advances in pattern recognition including image processing, machine learning, and computer vision and welcomes submissions from all areas of pattern recognition. Authors are invited to submit ... [more]

Fall Retreat CASCB

  • Start: Oct 11, 2022
  • End: Oct 13, 2022
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