A warm welcome to the new graduate student Gildas Lepennetier!
Lecture of the Philosopher Mitchell S. Green, University of Virginia
IEB lecture hall, 4 pm [abstract]
18. & 19.06.2012
The DFG and Wissenschaftsrat has made the decision not to fund MGSEI through the excellence initiative. The University of Münster was successful with both its cluster proposals. We congratulate our colleagues for their success! Of course, we will continue our efforts to secure funding for MGSE. [press release]
The 2nd annual MGSE Symposium approaches! The event will take place at the Botanical Gardens Münster on the 18th/19th of June 2012. All necessary information has been compiled on our "Symposium" [subpage]
Michael B. Hennessy (Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio) is the first ETT (Evolutionary Think Tank) fellow of the Muenster Graduate School of Evolution Initiative. He will stay until the end of December 2012 in the group of Prof Sachser (Institute of Neuro and Behavioural Biology, Departement of Behavioral Biology).
We are happy to announce that Junior Professor Francesco Catania has joined our efforts to understand genome evolution.
A sixth doctoral candidate has been accepted for a project within the Kurtz group.
The first group of 5 doctoral candidates started to work on their projects in the groups of de Meaux, Bornberg-Bauer, Schmitz/Brosius, Stoll and Sachser
Presentation of the initiatial proposal of the MGSE in front of the external, international DFG review panel in Bonn. The decisions are expected in June 2012.
WWU submitted three proposals for the final round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments: initial proposals for the MGSE and the cluster of excellence "Cells in Motion", as well as a renewal proposal for the cluster of excellence "Religion and Politics". The decisions are expected in June 2012.
4th general meeting of the MGSEI members at the IEB, 1 pm.
3rd general meeting of the MGSEI members at the IEB, 1 pm.
Start of the new interdisciplinary MSc Advanced Module "Evolutionary Medicine" with 13 students.
2nd general meeting of the MGSEI members at the IEB (Hüfferstraße 1, Seminar room, Ground floor, 1 pm).
The joint commission from the DFG and the Wissenschaftsrat asked two of the WWU's excellence initiatives to submit a full proposal by 1 september 2011: the excellence cluster "Cells in Motion" and our "Münster Graduate School of Evolution". DFG press release
17. & 18.02.2011
MGSEI Graduate Students' Symposium "evolution across fields" with two public lectures: Thomas Junker (Universität Tübingen), "Darwins gefährliches Erbe: Das neue Bild der Welt", Thu 5 pm [WWU•press•release]
Sudhir Kumar (Arizona State University), "Molecular Evolution in Personal Medicine", Fri 9 am [WWU•press•release]
The first interdisciplinary MGSEI lecture "The Growth of Evolutionary Thought" has been successfully completed last week. The topics ranged from the beginnings of evolutionary thought in the ancient greek philosophy to modern concepts in molecular evolution, as well as current debates in creationism and eugenics. The presentations are available online on the lecture page.
Dear members of the MGSE Initiative, on the 1st of September our proposal was officially submitted to the DFG/WR. Many thanks again to all of you for your contributions and support! We would like to take advantage of the momentum created by the combined efforts and promote the idea of our “School of Evolution” with an interdisciplinary graduate students’ symposium of the participating PI’s and their students already working in the field of evolutionary research. We plan the symposium “evolution across fields” as a two-day event, including introductory talks to the six topic sections by one of the participating PI’s, mini-presentations and posters by the students, time for discussion and a keynote lecture by an invited guest as public evening lecture.
Please, register until 29 October 2010.
The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) is participating in the current round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments with a total of eight initial proposals and one renewal proposal. It submitted the draft proposals of four clusters of excellence and three graduate schools (including the MGSE) as well as one institutional strategy in the context of the third funding line of the DFG (German Research Foundation) on 1 September 2010.