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Live from the Lab: Stories of Animal Ancestors – Part 1 – Past and Present: Of Fossils and Spiders

23. November 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:00

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.

Part 1- Past and Present: Of Fossils and Spiders

Many pieces of the puzzle that is the history of animal life on Earth are preserved in the fossil record. We’ll kick off the live talks on Monday discussing early animal fossils and what we know about how they are related to modern animals. The story begins with the old fossil collections, and moves on to the experimental lab environment with scientists studying living spiders.


Information about the event

  • Theme: Past and Present: Of Fossils and Spiders
  • Moderation: Siri Kellner and Milena Marinković
  • Participation Zoom and Youtube
  • Event in English
  • Further dates and topics:30.11.: How to Generate and Regenerate an Organism
    01.12.: The Secret Lives of Sea Creatures
    07.12.: Ancient Connection: The Evolution of the Nervous System
    08.12.: The Cyber Age of Science


23. November 2020
19:00 - 20:00
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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
+49 30 889140-8591
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