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Onsite Course – 13th Edition

Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics

July 3rd-7th, 2023, Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain)

Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics


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This course is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on landmark coordinates and its multivariate procedures, and how they can be put into practice across any biological discipline in which the phenotype (form) and its variation are the principal sources of information.

Software that will be used during the course: MorphoJ, TPS, ImageJ.

Size and shape
Landmarks & data collection
Procrustes superimposition

Visualising shape changes
Principal component analysis

Distinguishing groups
Symmetry and asymmetry
Morphometrics in a messy world

Regression and allometry
Partial least squares: covariation between

Phylogeny & comparative methods

Basic knowledge of multivariate statistics is required to follow the course.

Participants must have a personal computer (Windows, Mac, Linux).

Chris Klingenberg instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Chris Klingenberg
University of Manchester
United Kingdom


July 3rd-7th, 2023

Schedule and Course length

9:30 to 13:30 Lessons

13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included in the fee)

15:00 to 19:00 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.

Total course hours: 40 

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.


Institut Catala de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont - MuseumMuseum of the Institut Català de Paleontologia M.C. (Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain).

More about the Venue (including accommodation options) HERE.




Places are limited to 18 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

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

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno Transmitting Science coordinator

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science

Fees & Discounts

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until May 31st, 2023):
  • 570 €
    (456 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after May 31st, 2023):
  • 656 €
    (524.8 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • This includes coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance on the course.
    Payment is not required during registration.

We offer discounts on the Course Fee.

Discounts are not cumulative. Participants receive the highest appropriate discount.

We also offer the possibility of paying in two instalments. Please contact us to request this.

Former participants of Transmitting Science courses receive a 5% discount on the Course Fee.

20% discount on the Course Fee is offered to members of certain organisations (Ambassador Institutions). If you wish to apply for this discount, please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later). If you would like your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador Institution, please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Unemployed scientists, as well as PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, can benefit from a 40% discount on the Course Fee. This applies only to participants based in Spain. If you wish to ask for this discount, please contact us. The discount may apply for a maximum of 2 places, which will be covered by strict registration order.