• Evolution Think Tank (ETT)

    The Evolution Think Tank (ETT) promotes the development of a sustainable interdisciplinary research and education programme at the forefront of evolutionary research. It consists of the MGSE Junior Research Group Leader (Francesco Catania) and internationally outstanding scientists from different disciplines as ETT-Fellows, who will be elected upon the suggestion of MGSE members by the Steering Committee for stays of 1 to 6 months. In addition, excellent graduates from MGSE and elsewhere can be elected as ETT-Junior-Fellows.
    In close interaction with doctoral students of the MGSE, the ETT will establish mechanisms for the transfer of evolutionary knowledge and the application of evolutionary principles into practice. The ETT-Fellows work with the doctoral students and PIs of the MGSE on interdisciplinary projects and will thereby contribute to the advancement of evolutionary theory.
    Based on financial support by the University, the MGSE is able to offer funding for travel and accomodation of ETT-Fellows, a stipend to cover any extra expenses, and provides Fellows an an attractive office close the the Schloss, the main university building.

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  • Current ETT-Fellows

    Name From Stay in Münster
    Dr Barbara Milutinovic IST Austria 16 January - 23 February 2020

  • Future ETT-Fellows & guests

    Name From Stay in Münster

    Further guests

    Name
    From Stay in Münster

    View public Google calendar with all MGSE / EvoPAD guests

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  • Former ETT-Fellows

    Name
    From Stay in Münster
    Prof Dr Geoffrey D. Findlay Department of Biology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, USA 16 January - 15 February 2020
    Prof Dr Jack Werren Department of Biology, University of Rochester, USA 18 September - 16 December 2019
    Prof Dr Leo W. Beukeboom Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, NL 1 - 14 August 2019

    1 - 30 November 2019

    Prof Dr Sara Brownell School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA 16 May - 15 July 2019
    Prof. Dr. Sarah Schaack Department of Biology, Reed College, USA 1 March - 30 April 2019
    Prof. Dr. Michael B. Hennessy Department of Psychology, Wright State University, USA 1 May - 31 July 2018
    Prof. Dr. Christina Grozinger Center for Pollinator Research, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, USA 4 June - 28 July 2018
    Prof. Dr. Juan Alfonzo Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University, USA 11 July - 13 September 2017
    Prof. Dr. Loriano Ballarin Department of Biology, University of Padua, Italy

    16 June  – 13 July
    2017
    22 June - 22 July 2015

    Prof. Dr. Chris Smith Department of Biology, Earlham College, USA 6 May - 16 June 2017
    Dr. Mario Rosario Guarracino Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR), Italy 12 March - 11May 2017
    Prof. Dr. Olga Vasilieva Department of de Mathematics, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia 7 September - 15 December 2015
    Prof. Dr. Alexander Bolshoy Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa, Israel 7 July - 30 September 2015
    Prof. Dr. Chih-hao Hsieh Institute of Oceanography and Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2 August - 30 August 2015
    Prof. Dr. Mitchell Green Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, USA 16 May - 15 June 2015
    Prof. Dr. Lindsay Matthews Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand June 2014 - March 2015
    Prof. Dr. Michio Kondoh Department of Environmental Solution Technology, Ryukoku University, Japan December 2014 - March 2015
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gadau School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA May - August 2014
    Prof. Dr. Michael Hennessy

    Department of Psychology, Wright State University, USA

    June - December 2012

    Further MGSE guests

    Name From Occasion
    Prof. Dr. Dino McMahon Institute of Biology - Zoology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany MGSE workshop "The Evolution of Social Immunity", 13-14 February 2020
    Chris Pull Department of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University London, UK MGSE workshop "The Evolution of Social Immunity", 13-14 February 2020
    Dr. Peter Biedermann Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany MGSE workshop "The Evolution of Social Immunity", 13-14 February 2020
    Dr. Clelia Gasparini Departmen of Biology, University of Padova, Italy MGSE workshop "The Evolution of Reproductive Traits", 5 February 2020
    Dr. Steven Ramm Evolutionary Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany MGSE workshop "The Evolution of Reproductive Traits", 5 February 2020
    Dr. Bryan C. Daniels Arizona State University and Santa Fe Institute for Biosocial Complex Systems, USA Invited lecture, 27 January 2020
    PD Dr. Kathrin Lampert Institute of Zoology, University of Cologne, Germany Invited lecture, 20 January 2020
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Meike Wittmann Theoretical Biology, Bielefeld University, Germany Invited lecture, 16 December 2019
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Baedke Institut eopf Philosophy I, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Invited lecture, 2 December 2019
    Prof. Dr. Annette Becker Institute of Botany, Justis-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany Invited lecture, 25 November 2019
    Dr. Barbara Caspers Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University, Germany Invited lecture, 17 June 2019
    Prof. Dr. Jacobus Jan Boomsma Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Joint Symposium, 27 -28 May 2019
    Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch Institute of Infectiology, University of Münster, Germany Invited lecture, 13 May 2019
    Prof. Dr. Frank Thuijsman Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht University, NL Invited lecture, 21.01.2019
    Prof. Dr. Ralph Tollrian Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity, Ruhr-University Bochum Invited lecture, 17.12.2018
    Dr. Sebastian Grönke Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne Invited lecture, 03.12.2018
    Dr. Florian Horn Innsbruck Invited lecture, 19.-20.11.2018
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Krüger Department of Animal Behaviour, Bielefeld University MGSE Retreat, 06.-08.11.2018
    Prof. Dr. Vidyanand Nanjundiah & Dr. Veena Rao Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore, IN 10 July - end of July 2018
    Prof. Dr. Paula Stockley University of Liverpool, UK MGSE Symposium, 20.-22.04.2018
    Prof. Dr. Leo Beukeboom University of Groningen, The Netherlands MGSE Symposium, 21.-22.03.2018
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Junker Faculty of Biology, University of Tübingen Invited lecture, 29.01.2018
    Dr. Cinzia Ferrario Department of Biosciences, University of Milan, Italy MGSE Workshop, 12.07.2017
    Dr. Tsuyoshi Momose Observatoire Océanologique, Villefranche-sur-Mer Cedex, France MGSE Workshop, 12.07.2017
    Prof. Dr. Ehab Abouheif Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal MGSE Workshop, 01.06.2017
    Dr. Jan Baedke Department of Philosophy I, Ruhr University Bochum Invited lecture, 22.05.2017
    Prof. Dr. Marie I. Kaiser Department of Philosophy, University of Bielefeld MGSE Symposium, 22. -23.03.2017
    Prof. Dr. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther Philosophy Department , University of California Santa Cruz MGSE Symposium, 22. -23.03.2017
    Prof. Dr. Philippe Huneman Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, CNRS / Université Paris I Sorbonne MGSE Symposium, 22. -23.03.2017
    Prof. Dr. Christian Kost Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Osnabrück Invited lecture + Masterclass, 30.01.2017
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Reinhold Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Bielefeld Invited lecture + Masterclass, 23.01.2017
    Dr. Tobias Krause Institute of Animal Welfare and Husbandry, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Celle MGSE Retreat, 24.-26.10.2016
    Prof. Dr. Ralph Tollrian Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity, Ruhr University Bochum Invited lecture, 03.02.2016
    Prof. Dr. Jens Boenigk Department of Biodiversity, University of Duisburg-Essen Invited lecture, 09.12.2015
    Dr. Katrin Hammerschmidt Institute of General Microbiology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany Invited lecture, 02.12.2015
    Prof. Dr. John Baines Evolutionary Genomics, University of Kiel & MPI for Evolutionary Biology in Plön IEB Seminar series + Masterclass, 01.12.2015
    Prof. Dr. Edward Hagen Department of Anthropology, Washington State University Vancouver, USA MGSE Symposium, 20.-21.10.2015
    Dr. Ted Morrow Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Group, University of Sussex, England MGSE Symposium, 20.-21.10.2015
    Prof. Dr. Frank Rühli Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland MGSE Symposium, 20.-21.10.2015
    Prof. Dr. Edward Trifonov Institute of Evolution, Haifa University, Israel MGSE Workshop, 28.-29.09.2015
    Prof. Dr. Olga Ozoline Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia MGSE Workshop, 28.-29.09.2015
    Prof. Dr. Philipp Bucher Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland MGSE Workshop, 28.-29.09.2015
    Dr. Vasilis Dakos Institute of integrative Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland CeNoS and MGSE Workshop, 25.-26.8.2015
    Dr. Elena Levashina Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany CeNoS and MGSE Workshop, 25.-26.8.2015
    Prof. Dr. Baruch Rinkevich National Institute of Oceanography, Haifa, Israel MGSE Workshop, 6.-7.7.2015
    Prof. Dr. Louis Du Pasquier Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland MGSE Workshop, 6.-7.7.2015
    Prof. Dr. Klaudia Witte Institute of Biology, University of Siegen, Germany MGSE Workshop, 11.6.2015
    Prof. Dr. Nikola Kompa Institute of Philosophy, University of Osnabrück, Germany MGSE Workshop, 11.6.2015
    Prof. Dr. Louis-Felix Bersier Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology & Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland MGSE Workshop, 11.-12.3.2015
    Dr. Carlos Melian Theoretical Evolutionary Ecosystem Ecology Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland MGSE Workshop, 11.-12.3.2015
    Dr. Elisa Thébault Institute of ecology and environmental sciences - Paris (IEES), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France MGSE Workshop, 11.-12.3.2015
    Prof. Dr. Andrew Janczak Department of Production Animal Clinical Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway MGSE Workshop, 3.-4.2.2015
    Dr. Tobias Krause Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Bielefeld, Germany MGSE Workshop, 3.-4.2.2015
    Prof. Michael Lässig Statistical Physics and Quantitative Biology, University of Cologne, Germany MGSE Symposium, 30.6. - 1.7.2014
    Prof. Franjo Weissing Theoretical Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands MGSE Symposium, 30.6. - 1.7.2014
    Prof. Dr. Oliver Piskurek formerly Research Centre "Geobiology", Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany IEB Seminar, 17.6.2014
    Prof. Dr. Seth Bordenstein Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA MGSE Workshop, 4. - 5.6.2014
    Prof. Dr. Timothy Linksvayer Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA MGSE Workshop, 4. - 5.6.2014
    Prof. Dr. Loriano Ballarin Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy IEB Seminar, 27.6.2014
    Prof. Dr. Masahiro Fujishima Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan Invited Lecture 19.8.2013
    Prof. Dr. Sarah Teichmann EMBL-EBI and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK MGSE Symposium, 12. - 13.6.2013
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Bosch Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany MGSE Symposium, 12. - 13.6.2013
    Prof. Dr. Robyn Hudson Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico Seminar at Dept. of Behavioural Biology, 5.4.2013

  • How to apply?

    ETT-Fellowships are designed for experienced postdoctoral and senior researchers. ETT-Fellows will be invited by the MGSE Steering Committee upon suggestion by MGSE members or after successful application.

    Applications should include the following documents:

    1. Letter of motivation
    2. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications documenting the applicant's independent research profile
    3. Summary of research plans for the stay as ETT-Fellow, e.g., on which projects does the applicant like to work with the PhD students, are there any plans for a workshop or the organization of book/journal clubs for the PhD students etc.

    Applications (single PDF file) and suggestions for Fellowships may be sent to mgse@uni-muenster.de at any time.

    Candidates will be selected on the basis of the evaluation of their academic qualification and the expected input for the PhD students of the graduate school. The selection decision will be made by the MGSE steering committee.

  • Internationalisation as key to excellence

    On the occassion of three years support by 'Santander Universiäten', the University of Münster published a booklet summarizing activities and accomplishments between 2013 - 2015. The booklet 'Internationalisation as key to excellence' can be viewed here.

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"I have to express my deepest satisfaction from the stay: nice and friendly people around, inquiring students, quiet and peaceful surroundings. It was very fruitful scientifically and pleasant personally time in MSGE WWU, and I would be happy to return to Münster again."

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bolshoy (University of Haifa, Israel, ETT-Fellow July - September 2015)

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"This is an incredible program that I would recommend to anyone. Wonderful people, excellent interactions, great facilities, and all within a beautiful and relaxing environment. I will treasure the time I spent in Münster for the connections I made, collaborations started, and for the productivity of my time. It was amazing to work hard and then unwind with a walk in the botanical garden across the street - great people and beautiful surroundings are combined in this program."

Prof. Dr. Chris Smith (Earlham College, USA, ETT-Fellow May - June 2017)

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MGSE Member Map

The MGSE welcomes international experts from all over the world as Fellows of the Evolution Think Tank. To find out where our former and current ETT-Fellows came/come from take a look at our member map.