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Course – 1st Edition

Principles of Vertebrate Functional Morphology

October 16th-20th, 2017, Crete (Greece)

Functional Morphology

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Course Principles of vertebrate functional morphologyCourse Overview

The objectives of the course are to provide insights into the tissues that make up the musculo-skeletal system in vertebrates, their functional properties and their function.

The course will review the basics of biomechanical models and the analyses of movement. Practical sessions where participants measure and use force transducers, high-speed cameras and build biomechanical models will be included. The goal of the course is thus to provide participants with a solid background in vertebrate functional morphology and ecomorphology irrespective of the system they are interested in.

Although the course is mostly geared towards students of vertebrate biology, invertebrate examples will be mentioned as well.

Requirements

Graduate or postgraduate degree in Biomedical, Life or Earth Sciences. Basic knowledge of statistics.

All participants must bring their own personal laptop.

Contact

courses.greece@transmittingscience.com

LOCATION

DATE

July 6th-10th, 2020

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

30 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Anthony Herrel instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Anthony Herrel
French National Centre for Scientific Research
France

Anne-Claire Fabre instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Anne-Claire Fabre
French National Centre for Scientific Research
France

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science
Greece

Program

Monday, October 16th, 2017.

  • Bone, design and mechanics.
  • Muscle, design and function.


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.

  • Biomechanics and functional morphology.
  • Models, opportunities and limitations.


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.

  • Practical session dissection and biomechanical model: Participants will dissect in groups of two the jaw muscles of an organism. Then they will create a biomechanical model and calculate bite forces and joint forces and present their data.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017.

  • Kinematics.
  • Ecomorphology and the comparative method.


Friday, October 20th, 2017.

  • Practical session forces and movements: Using a force plate, force transducers and a high-speed camera, participants will work in small groups to set up with a small project to do for the day (making frogs jump, lizards bite, human finger strength etc…).

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until April 30th, 2020):
  • 620 € *

    (496 € for Ambassador Institutions)

  • Regular (after April 30th, 2020):
  • 775 € *

    (620 € for Ambassador Institutions)

  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until April 30th, 2020):
  • 970 € *

    (846 € for Ambassador Institutions)

  • Regular (after April 30th, 2020):
  • 1125 € *

    (900 € for Ambassador Institutions)

  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Heraklion, accommodation from Sunday to Friday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Schedule

Course Schedule

Participants will make their own way

  • Monday to Friday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included).
    • 15:00 to 18:00 Lessons.

The class schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Course + Accommodation Package Schedule
  • Sunday:
    • 18:30 Meeting at Heraklion Archaeological Museum to take the bus to Gerakári. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information on how to get there.
    • 20:00 Registration in the Hostel.
    • 20:30 Dinner.
  • Monday to Thursday:
    • 08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons
    • 13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included)
    • 15:00 to 18:00 Lessons
    • 20:00 Dinner
  • Friday:
    • 8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included)
    • 15:00 to 18:00 Lessons
    • 18:00 Meeting at Alexander Hotel to take the bus to Heraklion.
    • 20:15 Arrival at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The class schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Accommodation

If you choose the Accommodation Package you will be hosted at Alexander Hotel  in Gerakári village, in shared en-suite rooms, although you will only share rooms with other course participants (male or female only).

If you prefer to stay in a single en-suite room, you can do so with a supplementary charge.

The Accommodation Package includes transportation from the centre of Heraklion to the venue and back, at the start and end of the course, respectively. The trip takes around 1 hour 50 minutes each way. If you require transportation from or to Chania (the other city of Crete with an airport), please contact the course coordinator who can arrange it at an additional cost.

If you do not wish to take the Accommodation Package, you can find a few other options in the surrounding area. However, please be aware that access to and travelling around the area requires a private vehicle as public transport is scarce. Therefore, course participants will find choosing the Accommodation Package more convenient.

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.