Seminar series in Evolutionary Biology

Colloquium of
Evolutionary Biology


In the IOME colloquium, we have internal and external speakers from all fields of evolutionary biology.

This colloquium is jointly organised by the research groups from Anthropology, Molecular Genetics, Special Botany, Evolutionary Ecology and Behavoural Ecology & Social Evolution of the Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz.

At the moment, they are hosted online via MS Team. If you want to participate and do not have access to the MS Team or other questions please contact PD Dr. Florian Menzel ( and Prof. Ann-Kathrin Huylmans (

The colloquium is on Tuesdays at 12:15pm until approx. 1:15pm. The seminars are given in English.



06.10.23 Prof. Eric Helfrich (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt)

Natural product biosynthesis off the beaten path: Machine learning-guided discovery and characterization of non-canonical peptide biosynthetic pathways”
(hosted by Prof. Meret Huber; please note that this time the seminar takes place on Friday instead of Tuesday)

14.11.23 Prof. Lynn Govaert (Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie, Berlin)

Eco-evolutionary dynamics in communities
(hosted by Prof. Meret Huber)

21.11.23 Prof. Dieter Ebert (University of Basel; Switzerland)

Does coevolution continue forever?
(hosted by Prof. Shuqing Xu)

12.12.23 Prof. Daniel J. Field (Department of Earth Sciences and Museum of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK)

Remarkable new insights into modern bird origins from late Cretaceous fossils
(hosted by Prof. Hanna Kokko)

01.02.24 Prof. Rob Martienssen (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA)

Title to be announced
(hosted by Prof. Shuqing Xu)

05.03.24 Prof. Marcin Grynberg (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Warsaw, Poland)

Title to be announced
(hosted by Prof. Miguel Andrade)

08.04.24 Prof. Noah Whiteman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Title to be announced
(hosted by Prof. Shuqing Xu)