The Evolution of Reproductive Traits

MGSE Workshop, 5 February 2020

On 5 February 2020, the MGSE hosted a workshop on "The Evolution of Reproductive Traits" with ETT fellow Geoff Findlay. Geoff opened the workshop with a talk on the role of de novo genes in male reproduction in Drosophila. Clelia Gasparini (University of Padova, Italy) and Steve Ramm (Bielefeld University) joined the workshop for keynote talks on postmating sexual selection in guppies and zebra fish and sex allocation and sexual conflict in hermaphroditic flatworms. In the afternoon, the students drafted research questions and a short proposal how to answer these and discussed them with the speakers.

Organizers: ETT-Fellow Dr. Geoff Findlay, Dr. Claudia Fricke

Public lectures

Lecture hall SP4, Schlossplatz 4, 48143 Münster


Geoff Findlay (College of the Holy Cross, US)
The roles of newly evolved genes in male Drosophila melanogaster

10.00 Clelia Gasparini (University of Padova, Italy)
The forgotten player in post mating sexual selection: insights from guppies and zebrafish
11.30 Steve Ramm (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Sex allocation and sexual conflict in hermaphroditic flatworms

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