MGSE Symposium 2015
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5th annual Münster Graduate School of Evolution Symposium

20-21 October 2015

The 5th annual MGSE Symposium was held on 20 – 21 October 2015 in Münster. More than 50 participants met in Münster’s city palace and its norther cavalier house, which provided an historic ambience to exchange ideas, discuss current research, and broaden perspectives on “Evolutionary Medicine”.
As in past years, the MGSE Symposium provided the doctoral students with the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing PhD projects and to learn about studies taking place in other faculties and departments of the graduate school. Their posters and presentations were embedded into contributions from Principle Investigators of the MGSE as well as three keynote lectures by distinguished invited speakers.

Keynote lectures:

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 in the lecture hall S1, Schlossplatz 2

Prof. Dr. Edward Hagen (Department of Anthropology, Washington State University Vancouver, US)

Recreational substance use: does drug toxicity explain more than drug reward?


Dr. Ted Morrow (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment Group, University of Sussex, GB)

The evolution of sex differences in disease

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 in the lecture hall S1, Schlossplatz 2

Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Rühli (Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich, CH)

Evolutionary Medicine: when the past teaches the living doctors


The MGSE Symposium was supported financially by Santander Universities and the WWU Internationalisierungsfonds.

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