Prof. Alessandro Minelli (Italy) 23.05.2017

The Adam Mickiewicz University and the City of Poznan invite to an open lecture by Professor Alessandro Minelli. The lecture under the title of Evolvability or the maze of living forms will take place on May 23, 2017 (Tuesday), at 12 pm in the Aula Minor of the Faculty of Biology of AMU, at 89 Umultowska Street.

Alessandro Minelli - professor of zoology at the University of Padua (Italy) until his retirement in 2011. Between 1997 and 1999 he was the Vice President of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Between 1989 and 2013 he was a member, and between 1996 and 2001 the Chairman of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. He was and remains an active member of editorial councils of numerous scientific magazines, including Evolution & Development, Frontiers in Zoology, International Journal of Biological Sciences, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Organisms Diversity and Evolution, Theory in Biosciences, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Zootaxa.

He is also a specialised editor in chief in the field of evolutionary developmental biology in the Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Throughout the years, in his research he has focused mainly on the zoology of centipedes, and on the rules and methods of biological systematics, to which he devoted his book, the Biological Systematics - The State of the Art (1993). Since the middle of the 90s of the last century, he has turned to the evolutionary developmental biology with a particular concern for the problem of origin and evolution of serial and modular structures in arthropoda. Results of this research are extensive monographies: The Development of Animal Form (2003), Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution (2009), Forms of becoming (2009).

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