Jahresbericht 2017 für

Kuratorium der Georges und Antoine Claraz-Schenkung

Präsident/Präsidentin: Prof. Brigitte Mauch-Mani

Von: Brigitte Mauch-Mani, Brigitte.Mauch@unine.ch


Wie in den Schenkungsstatuten festgehalten wurden dieses Jahr wieder 3 universitäre Institute bedacht. An der Universität Zürich waren dies die Zologie (Paleontological Museum, Department of Anthropology und Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies) sowie die Botanik. An der Universität Genf war es das department of Genetics and Evolution. Alle drei Institute berichten über wesentliche Fortschritte die sie dank der Unterstützung durch die Claraz stiftung erzielen konnten.Die Resultate dieser Forschung können den jeweiligen Publikationen entnommen werden.



Zakany J, Darbellay F, Mascrez B, Necsulea A, Duboule D. Control of growth and

gut maturation by HoxD genes and the associated lncRNA Haglr. Proc Natl Acad Sci

U S A. 2017 Oct 31;114(44):E9290-E9299. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1712511114. Epub


Rivera-Rivera CJ, Montoya-Burgos JI. Trunk dental tissue evolved independently

from underlying dermal bony plates but is associated with surface bones in living

odontode-bearing catfish. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Oct 25;284(1865). pii: 20171831. doi:

10.1098/rspb.2017.1831. PubMed PMID: 29046381; PubMed Central PMCID:


Kozlov A, Jaumouillé E, Machado Almeida P, Koch R, Rodriguez J, Abruzzi KC,

Nagoshi E. A Screening of UNF Targets Identifies Rnb, a Novel Regulator of

Drosophila Circadian Rhythms. J Neurosci. 2017 Jul 12;37(28):6673-6685. doi:

10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3286-16.2017. Epub 2017 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 28592698.

Dietschi Q, Tuberosa J, Rösingh L, Loichot G, Ruedi M, Carleton A, Rodriguez I.

Evolution of immune chemoreceptors into sensors of the outside world. Proc Natl

Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 11;114(28):7397-7402. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704009114.

Epub 2017 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 28652375; PubMed Central PMCID:


Cleard F, Wolle D, Taverner AM, Aoki T, Deshpande G, Andolfatto P, Karch F,

Schedl P. Different Evolutionary Strategies To Conserve Chromatin Boundary

Function in the Bithorax Complex. Genetics. 2017 Feb;205(2):589-603. doi:

10.1534/genetics.116.195586. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 28007886;

PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5289839.

van Schaik, C. P., & Schuppli, C. (in press). Social learning among wild orangutans: is it affective? In D. Dukes & F. Clément (Eds.), Foundations of Affective Social Learning: conceptualizing the transmission of social value: Cambridge University Press.

Schuppli, C., Utami Atmoko, S. S., & van Schaik, C. (submitted). Effects of sociability on cognitive development: More sociable orangutan mothers have more exploratory offspring. EFP in Strasbourg, France: Discovering the base of the iceberg: A New Way to Look at Cultural Repertoires in Primates. Caroline Schuppli and Carel van Schaik (Conference talk).

Milella M, Zollikofer CPE, del León MP, Mariotti V, Morigi MP, Bettuzzi M,Brancaccio R, Belcastro MG. Virtual reconstruction of Farinelli?s skull (1705-1782). Poster presented at the 22nd meeting of the Italian Association of Anthropology (AAI). Rome: September 6-8, 2017.

Izuno A, Kitayama K, Onoda Y, Tsujii Y, Amada G, Kobayashi K, Stacy EA, Sakishima T, Nagano AJ, Honjo MN, Kudoh H, Hatakeyama M, Shimizu-Inatsugi R, Isagi Y, Shimizu KK. Population genomics for the ecological divergence within a Hawaiian woody species. The 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Groningen, The Netherlands, August 2017.

Izuno A. Genomics of Metrosideros polymorpha occupying a wide range of ecological habitats with a remarkable diversification in phenotype. The 7th annual symposium of the Japanese Society of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Kochi, Japan, March 2018.

Waller M, Kirbis A, Florez-Rueda AM, Grossniklaus U, Szövényi P (2017) Investigating the

genetic pathways controlling meristematic activity in moss- and hornwort sporophytes.

(Poster) iMOSS, June 24-28, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Yao, R., Heinrich, M., Zou Y., Reich, E., Zhang, X., Chen, Y., and Weckerle, C. (2018)

Quality variation of goji (fruits of Lycium spp.) in China: A comparative morphological and

metabolomic analysis. Frontiers in Pharmacology 9, 151.

Yao, R., Heinrich, M., and Weckerle, C.S. (2018). The genus Lycium as food and medicine: A

botanical, ethnobotanical and historical review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 212, 50-66.

Yao, R., Heinrich, M., Wang, Z., Reich, E., Weckerle, C. Quality control of goji (fruit of

Lycium barbarum L.): A value chain analysis perspective. (submitted to Journal of


Szövényi P (2017) Towards a hornwort model system: The Anthoceros agrestis genome.

Plant Biology conference/iMOSS, June 24-28, 2017, Honolulu, Hawai, USA.

Koutroumpa K, Theodoridis S, Warren B, Jiménez A, Celep F, Do?an M, Romeiras M, Santos-Guerra A, Fernández-

Palacios JM, Caujapé-Castells J, Moura M, de Sequeira M, Conti E in review. Taxonomic implications of the largest

molecular phylogeny of Plumbaginaceae to date, with emphasis on Limonium (sea lavenders) Ecology and

Evolution. (Claraz Schenkung is acknowledged)