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Ancient Connection: The Evolution of the Nervous System


Where did the brain come from? In this episode, we will discuss how early nervous systems might have evolved to help animals move, why we have many different types of nerve cells, and how complex animal brains came to be.

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The Cyber Age of Science


Did you know there are terabytes upon terabytes of scientific data we can freely access? Is infinite data infinite knowledge? In this episode, the speakers will show how biologists collect, compare, and compute data to generate knowledge in the era of big data.

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How to Generate and Regenerate an Organism


If we look closely, we can see common themes and patterns in animal diversity. How do similar cells create different body shapes? How can one cell organise and build an entire animal from scratch? What enables some cells to regenerate missing body parts? Scientists give insights into their research, contributing to answering questions about how the body forms.

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The Secret Lives of Sea Creatures


What kind of life did early animals lead? Did they have a similar body form from birth to adulthood, like humans, or did they undergo metamorphosis like tadpoles to frogs and caterpillars to butterflies? And which came first in evolution: the adult or the larva? Join Wednesday’s researchers who try to answer these questions by studying animals with alien larval forms.

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Have you ever wanted to travel back in time and understand how animal life came to be? This series might be your best chance. Join researchers as they ask the same overarching question: what did animal ancestors look like? In an attempt to answer this question we will discuss modern methods in science, take a look at the fossil record, how cells shape the bodies of different animals and how they evolve. Bring along your burning questions on the origins and evolution of animal life and join in the discussion live via Zoom or YouTube.
@Museum für Naturkunde Berlin @EvoCell


Dates and place:

-       Mo 23.11, Mo 30.11, Tue 01.12, Mo 07.12, Tue 08.12.; 7pm – 8pm,

-       Participation via Zoom and YouTube (links for Zoom and YouTube can be found on the museums event pages below) 

Links to the 5 episodes of the series (Event links of the Museum für Naturkunde):







On Twitter: https://twitter.com/evocell_itn?lang=de

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evocell.itn/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvoCell.itn/


  • “This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 766053.”

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Published on February 7th, 2020

Lunedi 9 novembre 2020 - ore 15.00

Presentazione del e-Libro "Attenti ai Dinosauri", Edizioni Manifestolibri. 

Saranno presenti:

Luciana Castellina

Giuseppe De Cristofaro (sottosegretario del MUR)

e gli Autori: Silvio Greco e Ferdinando Boero

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Per acquistare il libro visitate il sito: http://www.manifestolibri.it/.

Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' Naples Italy.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified postgraduate candidates (see details).

The closing date for applications is June 30th 2020 h. 12.00

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BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS


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                Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples

Italy, 26-30 October 2020




The Marine Organism Taxonomy (MOTax) core facility has launched a series of International Summer Schools (BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS) focused on the taxonomy of the main groups of zoo-benthos from soft-bottom communities in the Mediterranean Sea. The courses will target in particular researchers and technicians from scientific institutions and from national/regional environmental agencies interested in the study of benthos biodiversity and ecology. A combination of lectures and microscope sessions will provide participants with a general theoretical framework and practical experience.

The 1st MOTax course will provide an advanced training on the taxonomy and identification of Polychaetes. It will be held at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples on 26-30 October 2020. The course will be focused on specific families of the largest class of annelids selected based on their ecological relevance, including species for which the taxonomic identification is particularly challenging.

Participants will be guided by expert taxonomists into the examination of preserved collections from different Mediterranean regions, as well as into the identification of their own samples. The course will offer an opportunity to discuss new challenges and perspectives into the fields of Polychaetes taxonomy and ecology.

Theoretical lessons

- ecological role of Polychaetes

- general aspects of Polychaete biodiversity, species complexes, cryptic diversity

- alien species

Pratictal lessons

- criteria for species identification in the following families:

Sabellidae, Sabellaridae, Serpulidae, Aphroditoidea, Eunicidae, Lumbrineridae, Onuphidae, Capitellidae, Magelonidae, Paraonidae, Spionidae, Cirratulidae, Glyceridae, Nepthydae e Terebellidae

- alien species 


Maria Cristina Gambi (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy)

Adriana Giangrande (Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy)

Joachim Langeneck (Università di Pisa, Italy)

Marco Lezzi (Arpae Emilia-Romagna - Struttura Oceanografica Daphne, Cesenatico, Italy)

Melih Ertan Çinar (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)

The course is open to 20 participants with documented experience in taxonomy and identification of polychaetes


Applications: 1 April -  15 May

Participants will be notified by 15 June

Registration and payment are due by 30 June

Fee: 450 euro per person (coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner included)

ORGANIZERS: Paolo Fasciglione, Rosanna Guglielmo, Luigi Musco, Diana Sarno

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