Seminar: Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

Our bi-weekly seminar provides opportunities for students and postdocs of our group as well as for external students of applied ethology and animal welfare to present and discuss their latest research ideas and findings. The seminar also includes topical presentations by PhD students, and about every other month we host an invited guest speaker from around the world. Everybody interested in applied ethology and animal welfare research is welcome to attend.

  • Time: Thursdays at 16:15
  • Location: Hörsaal Anatomie (HA), Länggassstrasse 120, 1 Floor
    • For further information on these seminar series or to be included in the mailing, please contact Michelle Gygax.


Seminar Autumn 2023
 Date Topic
05.10.23 at 15:15-18:00 Effects of on-farm hatching system factors on multitasking ability and stress responsivity in laying hen chicks Catharina Broekmeulen Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
19.10.23 Ethological evaluation of minimum housing requirements of mice as lab animals and pets Michelle Gygax Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
02.11.23 Evidence for hens with friends Michael Toscano Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
16.11.23 Quantifiying behavior and modeling the brain with machine learning Alexander Mathis EPFL
23.11.23 Understanding how (epi)genetic and environmental factors influence individual differences in behavior and welfare Matthew Petelle Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
07.12.23 Housing of male and female mice: practical implication of sex as a biological variable (SABV) in neuroscience research Ivana Jaric Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
14.12.23 at 13:00-16:00 Developing artificial stimuli to encourage ramp use in the early life of laying hens Alex Johny Vetsuisse Faculty/Animal Welfare Division
14.12.23 at 16:15-18:00 Housing systems and skeletal health of laying hens Tina Widowski University of Guelph