W. Tecumseh Fitch
Evolutionary biologist and cognitive scientist. University of Vienna, Austria.
The evolution and neural basis of cognition and communication. Biolinguistics. Bioacoustics: physiology and perception of vertebrate vocalization (including human speech). The evolution of animal communication systems, including speech, language and music. Biomusicology. Theoretical biology. Sonification. Biology and Aesthetics.
Lecture title: Dendrophilia and the evolution of music and language.
Evolutionary psychologist at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom.
Evolutionary approaches to human face perception: sexual selection and facial attractiveness, individual differences in face preference, cross-cultural similarities and differences, biological and cultural factors driving variability in preference.
Lecture title: Beauty in the eye of the beholder: Evolution and variability in face preferences.
Evolutionary biologist and bioinformaticist. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany.
Molecular evolution. Genome evolution: transposable elements and their influence on a host genome. Intron evolution. Evolutionary medicine: host parasite co-evolution in tropical diseases. History of evolutionary ideas.
Lecture title: Treasure hidden in the genome.
Paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
Hominoid evolution (Miocene and Pliocene) and human origins, the dichotomy between apes and humans, evolution of locomotor patterns in hominoid primates and the origins of hominid bipedalism.
Lecture title: Hominid origins: where and when?.