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LSM Lecture Series

New: LSM Seminar series!

Doctoral students will be given a chance to present their work in a casual, yet professional environment and receive critical and constructive feedback from your peers. After each session the LSM will provide for an evening event with Pizza & Drinks.

 Summer Series 2017

Note: Unless specifically stated otherwise, all lectures will be held in small lecture hall B 01.019 at 17:00 CET.

Thursday, 11th May 2017 Prof. Dr. Marc Gottschling, LSM, LMU, "Phylogenetic Interference with focus on Papillomaviruses".
Friday, 19th May 2017 Keynote Series: Dr. Patricia Wittkopp, University of Michigan, "From Mutation to Divergence: Evolution of Gene Expression," Lecture hall B 00.019 at 12:00.
24th May 2017

LSM Seminar Series Presentation of Doctoral Project: Priya Primpikar, Gutjahr AG. And Vedran Bozicevic, Stephan AG.

31st May 2017 Dr. Peter Mergaert, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, France, "Controlling Endosymbiotic Bacteria in Plants and Insects with Antimicrobial Peptides," Host: José-Antonio Villaécija-Aguilar
28th June 2017

Prof. Dr. John Parsch, LSM, LMU, "Evolution and Expression of the Drosophila X Chromosome"

5th July 2017 Dr. Tamara Mikeladze-Dvali, LSM, LMU, "Matrix not Reloaded: A Novel C. elegans Protein with Function in Centrosome Matrix Formation"
12th July 2017

Dr. Arne Weiberg, LSM, LMU, "Cross-kingdom RNA Interference in Plant-Pathogen Interactions"

19th July 2017

Prof. Dr. Peter Geigenberger, LSM, LMU, "Regulation of Plant Metabolism in Response to a Fluctuating Environment"

26th July 2017 Prof. Dr. Marc Bramkamp, LSM, LMU, "Subcellular Organization of Bacteria: What did we learn from new microscopy techniques?"


 Information for LSM doctoral students:

By the end of your doctoral studies, you should have attended at least 40 lectures, (each lecture should be at least 1 hour, this includes Q&A). Please note the attendance of at least 15 lectures, from the LSM lecture series, and 15 external lectures offered by other institutes on the CampusMartinsried or at the University are compulsory for LSM students, during their doctoral study. The remaining 10 lectures are of your own choice, either to be filled as LSM lectures or as external ones.

Proof of attendance is required, by signature of the host or speaker, (internal attendance list will be brought in by student council member). Please download the external attendance list here.

It is strongly recommended to attend these lectures during the first semesters of the doctoral study.

Previous Lecture Series WS-2016/17

2nd November 2016 New! LSM seminar series: Marco La Fortezza & Christina Nagler
Tuesday, 8th November 2016 Hendrick Korswagen, Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands: “Cell intrinsic modulation of Wnt signaling as a guidance mechanism in neuroblast migration.” Lec. hall: B01.027
23rd November 2016 Kenneth de Baets, FAU, Erlangen: „The Importance of Fossils in Understanding the Evolution of Parasites and Their Vectors“ Lec. hall: B01.019
30th November 2016 Barbara Conradt, LSM, LMU “Studying programmed cell death at single cell resolution.”

 13th December 2016

18:00 CET open end!

bellsLSM Christmas event: Königerlicher Hirschgarten at 18:00 CET, followed by Tollwood Winterfestival

For LSM doctoral students only!

21st December 2016, 13:15 CET Botanische Staatsanstalten, Menzinger Str. 67, Mikroskopiersaal 1 (Raum 138) Christian Bräuchler, Restoration Ecology, TU Munich.

Note the time change!

11th January 2017 Macarena Marín, LSM, LMU: “From the root surface to the inside of a plant cell: infection mechanisms of symbiotic rhizobia.”
25th January 2017 Bart Kempenaeres, LSM, IMPRS for Ornithology: “You snooze, you lose: sexual selection on being active.”

1st February 2017

Serena Schwenkert, LSM, LMU: “Protein targeting to plant organelles.”

Monday, 6th February 2017 at 18:00

Daniel Wolpert, University of Cambridge, UK: "Probalistic Models of Senorimotor Control and Decision Making. Lec. hall: B01.019 Host: BCCN-MGN-MPI

Previous Lecture Series SS-2016

20th April 2016   PD Dr. Philippar: “Plastid fatty acid export”
11th May 2016 Prof. Dr. Metzler: “Computational Statistics in Evolutionary Genetics.”
18th May 2016 MSc: Joel Ryan AG Leonhardt: Dissecting the dynamics of the epigenetic modifier Tet1 in mouse embryonic stem cells using modern imaging techniques.
1st June 2016 Prof. Dr. Böttger: “Pattern-formation in animal development: The Hydra head organizer.”

8th June 2016

Dr. Monika Murcha: "Elucidating plant mitochondrial biogenesis". Guest speaker from the University of Western Australia, Perth. Held in small lecture hall, B01.027.

22nd June 2016 Prof. Dr. Sirota: “Systems neuroscience of learning and memory.”
6th July 2016 Dr. Liebl: “Cdk5-a novel target for fighting cancer.”
13th July 2016 PD Dr. Heermann: “Small Talk - Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in entomopathogenic bacteria”

 Previous Lecture Series WS-2015/16

21st October 2015 Dr. Joachim Haug: “Evolution of development in arthropods.”
28th October 2015 Dr. Caroline Gutjahr: “Arbuscular mycorriza development.”
4th November 2015 Prof. Dr. Jochen Heinrichs: “Seed-free land plants and the Cretaceous Revolution.”
18th November 2015 Prof. Peter Vangheluwe: “Unlocking ATP13A2/PARK9 activity protects against mitochondrial stress.”-Exceptional Room change: B01.027
25th November 2015 Dr. Bettina Bölter: "Overcoming barriers: protein translocation into chloroplasts."
9th December 2015 Dr. Beckervordersandforth: “Mitochondrial metabolism controls early lineage progression and ageing phenotypes in adult hippocampal neurogenesis.” Exceptional Room change: B01.027
20th January 2016 Prof.Kai Papenfort: “From strings of nucleotides to collective behavior" - RNA Biology of bacterial pathogens.
27th January 2016 Dr. Peter Mergaert “Controlling Endosymbiotic Bacteria in Plants and Insects with Antimicrobial Peptides.”-Cancelled
3rd February 2016 Dr. Dr. Christian Grimm: “From mucolipidosis type IV to Ebola. Insights into function and pharmacology of endolysosomal cation channels.”

 Previous Lecture Series SS-2015

29th April 2015

Prof. Dr. Klingl: “High-pressure freezing as prerequisite for ultrastructural electron microscopy.”

6th May 2015 Dr. Joachim Haug: “Evolution of development in arthropods.”-cancelled.
20th May 2015

Dr. Stephan Gruber: “How to prepare sister chromosomes for their segregation?”

27th May 2015 Prof. Dr. Grupe: “Isotopic mapping in bioarchaeology.”
3rd June 2015

Dr. Berger: “Regulation of Quiescence and Reactivation of Neural Stem Cells in Drosophila.“

10th June 2015

LSM/Genetics & Society Lecture: Julia Krüger from the European Patent Office:
“Patenting of transgenic organisms.”

17th June 2015

Prof. Dr. Boshart: “Divergent cAMP and PKA signaling in protozoan pathogens.”

24th June 2015 Prof. Dr. Uhlirova: "The role of stress signaling in development and disease."
1st July 2015 PD Dr Michalakis: “Epigenetic regulation of neuronal gene expression”


8th October 2014 Prof Hansson "Looking for the good, avoiding the bad-Drosophila olfaction"
22nd October 2014

Prof Parsch "Sex- and population-biased gene expression in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster."

29th October 2014 Prof Soll "Protein Voyagers: From Ribosomes to Organelles"
5th November 2014 Prof Sir Baulcombe "When genomes meet-the effects of RNA, transposons and epigenetics on the phenotypes of hybrid organisms"
26th November 2014 Prof Uhlirova -Unfortunately, this lecture has been cancelled until further notice.
3rd December 2014

Prof Stephan "Population genomics of Drosophila."

10th December 2014 Prof Baldwin "Timing is everything in Ecology."
21st January 2015 Prof Krauth-Siegel "Antioxidant defense in African trypanosomes and the role of the parasite peroxidases"
28th January 2015 Eric Lambie "Nematodes, Magnesium and the Mysterious P5B ATPases."
11th February 2015

Valérie Poncet "Phylogeography and evolution of Amborella trichopoda."


April 16th, 2014 GOMPEL Nicolas, Prof. Dr.: The Genetics Underlying the Evolution of Morphology and Behavior in Drosophila
April 23rd, 2014 HASZPRUNAR Gerhard, Prof. Dr.: Barcoding Fauna Bavarica - a Molecular Library of Life
April 30th, 2014 ENARD Wolfgang, Prof. Dr.: Mice, Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Speech
May 7th, 2014 MORENO Eduardo, Prof. Dr.: The Secret Society of Animal Cells (Exception! Room B01.027, lecture hall)
May 21st, 2014 VOTHKNECHT Ute, Prof. Dr.: Calcium - an Ubiquitous Regulator of Cellular Functions
June 4th, 2014 BIEL Martin, Prof. Dr.: Gene Therapy Approaches to Restore Vision
June 11th, 2014 PARO Renato, Prof. Dr.: Epigenetic Memory in Regeneration and Cancer (Exception! Room B00.019, large lecture hall)
June 18th,2014 NICKELSEN Jörg, Prof. Dr.: How to Make Thylakoids
July 2nd, 2014 JUNG Kirsten, Prof. Dr.: Exploring the Environment - How Bacteria Perceive and Process Information

 WS 2013/2014

Oct 23rd, 2013

Dr. Sebastian BULTMANN: A TALE of CRISPR Strategies for Genome Engineering

Nov 6th, 2013

Prof. Dr. Don C. LAMB: How Chaperones Function, Viruses Assemble and Organelles are Transported: Using Advanced Fluorescence Methods to Elucidate the Processes of Life

Nov 13th, 2013

Dr. Iris FINKEMEIER: Mitochondrial Retrograde Signaling in Plants

Dec 4th, 2013

PD Dr. Ralf HEERMANN: Small Talk - Discovering New Languages in Bacteria

Dec 12th, 2013

Prof. Dr. Martin PARNISKE: Plant Genetics of Symbiosis

Jan 15th, 2014

Dr. Ines HELLMANN: Sex Biases in Apes and Humans

Jan 22nd, 2014

Prof. Dr. Heinrich JUNG: Insights into the Nanoworld of Membrane Pumps

Jan 29th, 2014

Prof. Dr. Peter GEIGENBERGER: Regulation of Storage Metabolism in Plants

Feb 5th, 2014

Dr. Georg ARNOLD: Proteomics – New Possibilities for the Molecular Characterisation of Biological Systems

 SS 2013

Apr 17th Prof. Charles David: Origin, structure and evolution of a cnidarian-specific organelle: the nematocyst (stinger capsule)
Apr 24th Prof. Thomas Carell: DNA Bases beyond Watson and Crick
May 1st no lecture (public holiday)
May 8th no lecture (LSM Retreat)
May 15th Prof. Patrick Cramer: Gene transcription and genomic regulation
May 22th Dr. Fabiana Perocchi: Functional Genomics of Mitochondrial Signaling Networks
May 29th Dr. Grashoff Carsten: Analyzing molecular force transduction using novel biosensors
June 5th Prof. Karl-Peter Hopfner: Cellular Stress Response Machinery
June 12th Dr. Henry Dube: Light Controlled Tools for Chemistry and Biology
June 19th no lecture
June 26th Prof. Angelika Vollmar: V-ATPase a new target in Cancer Growth and Progression
July 3th Dr. Julia von Blume: Mechanism of secretory cargo sorting at the Trans Golgi Network

 WS 2012/2013

October 17th Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt: Role and Regulation of DNA Modifications in Development and Disease
October 24th no lecture
October 31st no lecture (public holiday)
November 7th no lecture
November 14th Prof. Dr. Dirk Trauner: Optochemical Genetics
November 21st no lecture (public holiday)
November 28th Dr. Bettina Boelter: Overcoming Barriers - Protein Translocation into Chloroplasts
December 5th Prof. Dr. Marc Bramkamp: Subcellular Compartmentalization in Bacteria - Spatio-temporal Organization of Protein Complexes
December 12th Dr. Marc Gottschling: Phylogenetic Inference, with a Focus on the Natural History of Unicellular Dinophytes and Papilloma Viruses
December 19th Dr. Katrin Philippar: Metabolite and Ion Transport across Chloroplast Envelope Membranes
  Christmas break
January 16th Dr. Dustin Penn: Sexual Selection and Genetic Benefits 
January 23rd Prof. Dr. Barbara Conradt: Coordination of Cell Cycle Progression, Cell Polarity and Apoptosis by Snail Transcription Factors
January 30th Prof. Dr. Thorsten Mascher: Bacterial Signal Transduction and Antibiotic Stress Responses
February 6th Prof. Dr. Matthias Starck: Dynamics, Plasticity and Structural Diversity of Mammalian Mitochondria

SS 2012

April 19th Prof. Dr. John Parsch: Population Transcriptomics of Drosophila melanogaster
May 3rd Dr. Jens Krüger: Ion channel simulations using the molecular simulation grid portal
May 10th Prof. Dr. Charles Godfray: Ecological and co-evolutionary interactions between insects and their endosymbionts
May 31st Prof. Dr. Thomas Lahaye: Transcriptional Activator-Like Effectors from Xanthomonas – from biology to biotechnology
June 14th Prof. Dr. Dirk Metzler: Computational Statistics in Evolutionary Genetics
June 21st Prof. Dr. Schüler: Formation and structure of prokaryotic organelles: The example of bacterial magnetosomes
June 28th Prof. Dr. Günther Heubl: Phylogeny, character evolution, and biogeography of carnivorous plants
July 5th Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stephan: Population genomics of adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster
July 12th Prof. Dr. Angelika Böttger: Oxygen sensing and the regulation of gene expression

July 19th

Prof. Dr. Gisela Grupe: Palaeoecosystems unraveled by stable isotopes in archaeological skeletal finds and mixing models

WS 2011/2012

October 20th Prof. Dr. Jürgen Soll: Endosymbiosis and its consequences
October 27th Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel: Protein engineering, processing and applications: spider silk as a role model
November 3rd Prof. Dr. Dario Neri: Vascular Tumor Targeting: from the bench to the clinic
November 10th Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar: Barcoding Fauna Bavarica - a Molecular Library of Life
November 17th Michael Taborsky: Ultimate and Proximate Mechanisms of Cooperation in Animals (abstract to download)
November 24th Prof. Dr. Michael Boshart: Retooling conserved signaling proteins for parasitic life cycle control
December 8th Dr. Gabriel Schaaf: Lipid homeostasis in secretory membranes
January 12th Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen: Biogenesis of Thylakoid Membranes
January 19th Prof. Dr. Martin Biel: Gene therapy to restore vision
January 26th Prof. Dr. Ute Vothknecht: Calcium Regulation in Plant Organelles
February 2nd Dr. Stephan Gruber: Untangling Bacterial Chromosomes: Molecular Machines that transport DNA

SS 2011

May 5th Dr. Thomas Ott: Regulation of signal perception and transduction during plant-microbe interactions
May 12th Dr. Daniel Hilger: Measurements in the nanoworld
May 19th Prof. Rainer Haas: New insights in the structure and function of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin and the cag-type IV secretion system
May 26th Prof. Colleen Farmer: Loopy lungs in American alligators
June 9th Dr. Iris Finkemeier: Reactive oxygen species: detoxification and signalling in plants
June 16th Prof. Kay Gottschalk: Integrin-mediated Cell Adhesion
June 30th Dr. Anne Classen: Dissecting human diseases in Drosophila
July 7th Dr. Katja Sträßer: Gene Expression: From Transcription to Translation
July 14th Prof. Bart Kempenaers: The behavioural ecology of sex
July 21st LSM meets Industry / LSM Summer Party
July 28th Prof. Kirsten Jung: Communication in bacteria

WS 2010/2011

October 21st Prof. Susanne Renner:The evolution of sex chromosomes in land plants
November 4th Dr. Bettina Boelter: Overcoming barriers - protein translocation into chloroplasts
November 11th Prof. Heinrich Leonhardt: Role and Regulation of DNA methylation in development and disease
November 18th Prof. Thomas Carell: Chemical reactivity of DNA and RNA nucleotides
November 25th Dr. Sabine Schneider:Where are structures coming from and what we can learn from them - a short introduction to protein X-ray crystallography
December 9th Prof. Martin Parniske: Plant Genetics of Symbiosis
December 16th Prof. Thorsten Mascher: Bacterial Signal Transduction: From Antibiotic Stress Response to Systems Biology
January 13th Prof. Dirk Trauner: Teaching Old Receptors New Tricks
January 20th Prof. Heinrich Jung: Solute transport across membranes: physiological significance and molecular mechanisms
January 27th Dr. Arthur Schüssler: Arbuscular mycorrhiza – a plant-fungus symbiosis driving plant nutrition and terrestrial ecosystems
February 3rd Prof. Barbara Conradt: Control of apoptosis during animal development

SS 2010

April 28th Prof. Angelika Boettger: Stem cell differentiation and patterning in Hydra: The importance of the Notch-signalling pathway
May 5th Prof. Thomas Lahaye:Transcription-Activator Like proteins from Xanthomonas: A new alternative to designer zinc-fingers?
May 19th Prof. Wolfgang Stephan: Genetics and Evolution
May 26th Prof. Peter Geigenberger: Why study plant metabolism?
June 9th Prof. John Parsch: The evolution of sex-biased genes and sex-biased gene expression
June 16th Prof. Dirk Metzler: Computational Statistics in Evolutionary Genetics
June 23th Prof. Guenther Heubl: Molecular phylogeny, character evolution and origin of carnivorous plant families
June 30th Prof. Patrick Cramer: Global mechanisms of gene transcription and regulation
July 7th Prof. Gisela Grupe: Fishing with the Vikings: Palaeoenvironment and food webs at Haithabu reconstructed by stable isotopes of light elements in archaeological vertebrate remains
July 14th Prof. Ulf Dieckmann: From Individuals to Ecosystems and Back: Current Frontiers in Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology
July 28th Dr. Shoji Ohuchi: Evolution of RNA factors which function via structure ~ From the origin of Life to the future

WS 2009/2010

November 4th Prof. Juergen Soll: Chloroplasts
November 25th Prof. Joerg Nickelsen: Molecular mechanisms of thylakoid membrane biogenesis
December 2nd Prof. Matthias Starck: Functioning of the sauropsid heart
December 9th Prof. Susanne Foitzik: Slave rebellion - The evolution of a novel resistance trait
December 16th Prof. Angelika Vollmar: Natural compounds, chemical tools and therapeutical leads in novel anticancer strategies
January 13th Prof. Ute Vothknecht: Structural and regulatory components of organellar biogenesis
January 20th Prof. Gerhard Haszprunar: Evolution or Genesis? Why Intelligent Design fails but a synthesis appears possible.
January 27th Prof. Michael Boshart: Trypanosoma - parasitic pathogen and exotic model organism for molecular genetics
February 3rd Prof. Martin Biel: From genes to function: the superfamily of voltage-gated cation channels
February 10th Prof. Dirk Schueler: Microbial magnetosomes: The making of a prokaryotic organelle