Teaching

Broad teaching experience in biology at both undergraduate and graduate levels since 1969.  Some teaching in chemistry at the introductory undergraduate level

Past Courses (one semester):

Bio 101: Biological ScienceBio

Bio 121: Introduction to Biology

Bio 122: Introduction to Biology

Bio 225: Introductory Botany

Bio 231: Cell Biology

Bio 241: Survey of the Animal Kingdom

Bio 252: Genetics

Bio 341: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology

Bio 342: Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology

Bio 352:Developmental Biology

Bio xxx: Developmental Physiology (Radboud University, Nijmegen: 1972-78)

Bio 455: Evolutionary Biology

Bio 567: Developmental Biology (Purdue University: 1982)

Che 121: Introductory Chemistry

Che 122: Introductory Chemistry

Seminar on Mathematical Models for Pattern Formation in Embryogenesis.  Division of Physiology. Zoological Institute of the University of Heidelberg. 1979.

Biology:(approx. equivalent to grades 11, 12, 13). Gereformeerde HBS.  Amersfoort.  N.L. 1970-72.

Biology: Reformed Teacher's College.  Groningen.  N.L. (1 term). 1969. 

Independent Studies

Bio 486: S. Bernhardt.: "Current Theories of Human  Evolution."  1988.

Bio 486: H. Wind. "Limnology of Hamilton Harbour", 1990-91. (with Mr. M. Charlton, Canadian Centre for Inland Waters).

Bio 485: A. Bennetts. "The Role of RNA in Segment Pattern Formation of Callososbruchus maculatus." 1991.

Bio 486: A. Bennetts. "Segment Pattern Development in Insects." 1992.

Bio 486: M. VanderWal. "Fetal Circulation: Embryonic and physiologic changes before and after birth." 1993.

Bio 486: J. Vandeputte.  "Annual Fishes and their Developmental Adaptations to the Environment." 1994.

Bio 487: T. Grootenboer.  "The Genetics and Evolution of Mimicry."  1994.

Bio 48X: D. Reilly.  "The Biological Mechanisms of Aging in Animals." 1995.

Bio 486: M. van der Meer.  "The Genetics of the Human MHC." 1995. 

Bio 485: F. Holowenko.  "Environmental Effects on Amphibian Embryonic Development Focusing  on the Cilia." 1996.

Bio 486: F. Holowenko.  "Whole-whole and Part-whole Relations in Mutualism."  1996.

Bio 485: K. VanderStoep. “Irreducible Complexity: An Empty Box.” 1998.

Bio 486: K. VanderStoep. “Mimicry: The Art of Biological Impersonation.” 1999.

Bio 485: R.-E. Wallace: “Tumour suppressor genes and their control of the cell cycle.” 2003.

Society Memberships

Society for Developmental Biology

Awards

1982:
The Gold Medal of the Second Society of the Teyler Foundation, The Netherlands. Awarded for research on segment pattern development in early insect embryos.

Scholarly Publications

Books Authored or Edited:

1978:
Van der Meer, J.M.:  Region-specific cell differentiation during early insect development. Experimental morphological aspects of embryonic pattern formation in the coleopteran Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. Ph.D. Thesis Nijmegen 1978.  The Netherlands

Chapters:

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “De Biologie van Moreel Gedrag: Een Keuze Uit Feiten en Ficties,” In: (C. Dekker, R. W. J. Meester & R. van Woudenberg, eds.)  Schitterend Ongeluk of Sporen van Ontwerp: Over Toeval en Doelgerichtheid in de Evolutie. Ten Have. Baarn, pp. 235-254. [“The Biological basis of Morality. A Selection of Facts and Fictions.” In: Splendid Accident or Traces of Design: On Randomness and Purposefulness in Evolution.]

1990:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs. In: Cytoplasmic Organization Systems.  Primers in Developmental Biology (ed. G.M. Malacinski), McGraw-Hill. New York.  1990.  pp.263-293

Encyclopedia Entries:

2005:
Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwin.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Darwinisme.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 404-406.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutieleer.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 541-543.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Evolutietheorie.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 1, pp. 543-546.

Van der Meer, J. M. “Jan Lever.” In: Christelijke Encyclopedie. G. Harinck, W. Berkelaar, A. de Vos, L. Winkeler, eds. Kok. Kampen. 2005. Volume 2, pp. 1103-1104.

Refereed Articles:

1988:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The Role of Metabolism and Calcium in the Control of Mitosis and Ooplasmic Movements in Insect Eggs:  A Working Hypothesis. Biological Reviews 63, 109-157 (1988).

1985:
Van der Meer, J. M. Development of the embryonic segment pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects. International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 8, 227-241 (1985)./p>

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Parameters Influencing Reversal of Segment Sequence in Posterior Egg Fragments of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives, 193, 339-356 (1984).

Van der Meer, J.M. Miyamoto, D.M.: The Specification of Metameric Order in the Insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) II. The effects of termporary constriction on segment number.  Wilhelm Roux' Archives, 193, 326-338 (1984).

1983:
Van der Meer, J.M., Jaffe, L.F.: Elemental Composition of the Perivitelline Fluid in Early Drosophila Embryos.  Developmental Biology 95, 249-252 (1983).

1982:
Van der Meer, J.M., Kemmner, W., Miyamoto, D.M.: Mitotic  Waves and Embryonic Pattern Formation: No Correlation in Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Wilhelm Roux's Archives 191, 355-365 (1982).

Miyamoto, D.M., Van der Meer, J.M.: Early egg contractions and pattterned parasynchronous cleavage in a living insect egg.  Wilhelm Roux's Archives 191, 95-102 (1982).

1979:
Van der Meer, J.M.: The specification of metameric order in the insect Callosobruchus maculatus Fabr. (Coleoptera) I.  Incomplete segment patterns can result from constriction-induced cytological damage to the egg.  J. Embryol. exp. Morph. 51, 1-26 (1979).

1977:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Optically clean and permanent whole mount preparation for phase-contrast microscopy of cuticular structures of insect larvae.  Dros. Inform. Service 52, 160  (1977).

1974:
Van der Meer, J.M. Ouweneel, W.J.:  Differentiation capacities of the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster II.  Regeneration and duplication.  Wilhelm Roux's Archives 174, 361-373 (1974).

1973:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.: Differentiation  capacities in the dorsal metathoracic (haltere) disc of Drosophila melanogaster I.  Normal organ map.  Wilhelm Roux's Archives 172, 149-161 (1973).

1972:
Ouweneel, W.J., Van der Meer, J.M.:  Determination and regulation in the haltere disc. Dros. Inform. Service 49, 88 (1972).

Review Articles:

1985:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the Embryonic Segment Pattern in the pea-beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Supracellular, cellular and molecular aspects.  Int. J. Invertebrate Reprod. and Development 8, 227-241 (1985).

1984:
Van der Meer, J.M.: Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects.  Abstracts 17th Int. Congress of Entomology.  Hamburg.  1984.  p. 415.  (invited presentation).

Papers Presented:

1987/88:
The Merits of Hierarchical Thinking for Biological Theorizing.  Presented for the 1987/88 faculty discussion series organized by the CSCA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System II.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto. 1987.

The Merits of Hierarchy Theory for Biological Theorizing.  Consultation on the Biological Sciences. Institute for Christian Studies. Toronto 1987.

Hierarchical Organization of the Human Immune System I.  Department of Theoretical Physics. University of Toronto, 1987.

1984:
Development of the embryonic segment pattern in insects.  Morphological, cellular and molecular aspects.  Invited   presentation. Seventeenth International Congress of Entomology. Council for the International Congresses of Entomology. Hamburg. August 20-26, 1984.

1983:
Speech on the occasion of the acceptance of the Teyler Award for research on cell differentiation during embryonic development.  Haarlem. N.L. 1983.

Supracellular, Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Pattern  Formation during Early Insect Embryogenesis. Department of Life Sciences. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 1983.

1980:
Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.1980.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Dept. of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 1980.

1979:
Pattern Formation during Insect Embryogenesis (Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabr. Coleoptera). Poster presentation at the meeting of the German Society for Developmental Biology. Heidelberg, FRG. 1979.

1978:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Seminar at the Zoological Institute. University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1978.

The Larval Segment Pattern of Insects as a Model System for the Study of Region-Specific Cell Differentiation. Results and Perspectives of Classical Constriction Experiments Applied in a New Experimental Animal. Seminar at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Virusforschung, Tuebingen, FRG. 1978.

Terminale Eibereiche bestimmen das raumliche Segmentmuster. Seminar at the Zological Institute. University of Heidelberg, FRG. 1978.1977:

1977:
Polariteitsomkeer in het larvale segmentpatroon van  Callosobruchus maculatus Fab. (Coleoptera) na vroege tijdelijke afkelemming. Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L. 1977.

1976:
Polaritaets - Umkehr im larvalen Segmentmuster des Erbsenkaefers (Callosobruchus maculatus) nach frueher temporaerer Abklemmung. Invited lecture at the symposium: "Fruehembryonale Entwicklungsvorgange bei Insekten" in honour of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Krause. Zoological Institute, University of Wuerzburg, FRG. 1976.

1975:
Segment Pattern Formation during Early Embryogenesis of Callosobruchus (Coleoptera). Joint Meeting of the Netherlands and British Societies for Development Biology. Noordwijkerhout, N.L. 1975.

1972:
Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Third European Drosophila Research Conference. Milan, Italy.1972.

Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Department of Biology. University of Trieste, Italy. 1972.

Pattern Formation and Pattern Regulation in the Haltere Disc of Drosophila melanogaster. Biological Institute. University of Freiburg i. Br., FRG. 1972.

Pattern Regulation during Embryogenesis of the Leafhopper Euscelis plebejus (Homoptera). Hubrecht Laboratory. International Embryological Institute. Utrecht, N.L.  1972.

1971:
Mathematic models for pattern formation during insect development. Institute for Theoretical Biology. State University of Utrecht, N.L. 1971