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Dr. Gerhard Schlosser

Lecturer in Zoology gerhard.schlosser@nuigalway.ie

Lecturer in Zoology

Researcher in

Research Project Area: 

Embryonic development of cranial sense organs in amphibians; evolutionary origin and diversification of cranial sense organs; evolution of developmental mechanisms.

Positions Held: 

Since 2009 Lecturer (above the bar) in Zoology, National University of Ireland, Galway
2006-2008 Heisenberg-Fellow at Brain Research Institute, University of Bremen.
1999-2005 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent at Brain Research Institute, University of Bremen
1998-1999 Fellow at Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst.
1996-1998 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego.
1995-1996: Postdoctoral fellow at University of Bremen

Awards & Honours: 

Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Science Foundation (2006-2008)
Hans Przibram Fellowship in EvoDevo Research of the Konrad-Lorenz-Institute (KLI), Altenberg (Austria) (2006; rejected in favor of Heisenberg Fellowship)
Fellowship of the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (1998-1999)
Research scholarship of German Science Foundation (1996-1998)
Award “Bremer Studienpreis 1996” for PhD thesis.

Team Members: 
Selected Publications: 

Schlosser, G. (2010): Making senses: Development of vertebrate cranial placodes. Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol. 283C:129-234.
Schlosser, G., T. Awtry, S.A. Brugmann, E.D. Jensen, K. Neilson, G. Ruan, A. Stammler, D. Voelker, B. Yan, C. Zhang, M.W. Klymkowsky, and S.A. Moody (2008): Eya1 and Six1 promote neurogenesis in the cranial placodes in a SoxB1-dependent fashion. Dev. Biol. 320, 199-214.
Schlosser, G. and G.P. Wagner (2008): A simple model of co-evolutionary dynamics caused by epistatic selection. J. Theor. Biol. 250, 48-65.
Schlosser, G. (2008): Do vertebrate neural crest and cranial placodes have a common evolutionary origin? Bioessays 30, 659-672.
Schlosser, G. (2006): Induction and specification of cranial placodes. Dev. Biol. 294: 303-351.

Professional and Personal Interests: 

Editorial Board member:

Developmental Biology;
Journal of Experimental Zoology B (Molecular and Developmental Evolution);

Membership in Scientific Societies:

European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EED):Council member;
British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB);
German Society for Developmental Biology (GfE);
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB);
International Society for Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM);
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)

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