Ein Putzerfisch interagiert mit seinem Spiegelbild, das von einem außerhalb des Aquariums angebrachten Spiegel erzeugt wird. Der Spiegel selbst ist in diesem Foto nicht sichtbar, da das Glas des Aquariums im Blickwinkel der Kamera gemäß des snelliusschen Brechungsgesetzes selbst reflektierend wirkt. Dies gilt aber nicht für den Fisch, für den das Glas des Aquariums aufgrund seines direkten Blickwinkels transparent erscheint. Copyright: Alex Jordan

Are fish aware of themselves?

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, the University of Konstanz, and Osaka City University report that cleaner wrasse respond to their reflection

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What actually are core facilities?

"Core facilities are centres that make it easier to carry out research." This is how Professor Elisa May, the director of the Bioimaging Centre (BIC) at the University of Konstanz, describes the twenty infrastructure installations at the University of Konstanz. Read our online magazine to find out more about the unique features of these shared equipment centres in Konstanz.

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Der drei Monate alter Fuchs ist das Ergebnis eines über 60 Jahre andauernden Zuchtexperiments, das am Institut für Zytologie und Genetik in Nowosibirsk, Sibirien, durchgeführt wird.  Copyright: The Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Nowosibirsk, Russland

How to tame a fox

In a public talk hosted by the University of Konstanz, the prize-winning author Lee Alan Dugatkin will present his critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, the story of the most astonishing breeding experiment ever undertaken.

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Mit einer Fördersumme von fünf Millionen Euro ist die Humboldt-Professur Deutschlands höchstdotierter Forschungspreis.

Two new Humboldt Professors

Margaret C. Crofoot and Anke Hoeffler have both accepted a Humboldt Professorship at the University of Konstanz. They will work in the university's research priorities Collective Behaviour and Ecology and Social and Cognitive Sciences with a Special Focus on Inequality Research, respectively. With funding in the amount of up to five million euros for each researcher, the Humboldt Professorship is Germany’s most highly endowed research prize.

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Photo: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schartl\Dr. Paolo Franchini

New sex chromosome

On 3 December 2018, the laboratory of Professor Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz published new findings of an experimental evolutionary project that ran for 30 years on the genomic mechanisms of sex determination in swordtail fish in the journal “Nature Communications”.

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