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Form and function of motion systems: new approaches, new opportunities, new challenges

September 9–10, 2019 | Großer Hörsaal der Zoologie

Start: Monday, 12:00
The "Fachgruppe Morphologie" is happy to announce a satellite meeting on form and function of motion systems to discuss the development of movement related science and improve exchange between the scientific disciplines. The keynote speakers are renowned experts in integrative biology, but use different animal groups or approaches to tackle down broader functional and evolutionary questions. Integrative biology with focus on movement systems provides a key interface between otherwise well separated scientific disciplines. Thus, animal movement can be and is examined from morphological, behavioral, biomechanical, physiological, phylogenetical, engineering, and many more perspectives. This satellite aims to bring together young ambitious as well as advanced established scientists. With many of us using new digital techniques producing vast quantities of data; we want to discuss the value of this data rush with respect to knowledge gain and risks, as well as how to find a good balance between depth of detail and abstraction.
 

Fees: regular: 25 €, students 15€

The fee for the satellite symposium will include provisions during coffee breaks, two simple lunches and a dinner on the 9th of September (probably BBQ in the beautiful courtyard of the Institute of Zoology).

As there will be no separate graduate meeting of the DZG subject group Morphology in 2019, the satellite symposium in Jena will also serve partly as a mini-graduate-meeting. This mini-graduate-meeting will serve as a peer-group-meeting of the undergraduate-, graduate- and PhD-students. In this context, we will give participants the opportunity to present posters on their work, foster scientific exchange and meet within their peer-group (pre-registration for the satellite-symposium is required). Information on the upcoming graduate meeting in 2020 will be given in the meeting of the subject group in Jena.

Monday, 9 September

12:00

Organizers

 

Intro/Welcome

12:10

Anthony Herrel

Paris

The evolution of locomotion capacity in frogs: a functional approach using invasive Xenopus frogs as a model system.

12:40

Katja Söhnel et al.

Jena

Agility: limb stiffness in jumping dogs with different level of skill

12:55

Julia Wildau et al.

Jena

Investigation of disturbed locomotion compensation using a 3D-kinematic, 3D-dynamic, and neurobiological approach

13:10-14:30

Lunch break

 

 

14:30

Falk Mielke et al.

Antwerp

The shape of locomotion: a method for large scale analyses of intra-limb coordination

14:45

Heiko Stark et al.

Jena

A three-dimensional model of the dog's locomotor system

15:00

Ardian Jusufi et al.

Cambridge (MA)

Geckos racing across the water's surface and biorobotic fish undulating with soft actuator co-contraction

15:15

Emily Rayfield

Bristol

Skeletal mechanics and the evolution of function across major transitions in vertebrate evolution

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

 

 

16:15

Elehna Bethune et al.

Hamburg

Measurement of feeding-related dental microtexture using 3D surface texture analysis in Eastern Atlantic harbour seals (Phoca vitulina)

16:30

Daniel Schwarz et al.

Jena

Chewing mechanisms change across metamorphosis in salamanders

16:45-17:30

Panel discussion

 

 

18:00

Barbeque

 

 


Tuesday, 10 September
 

9:00

Michael Heethoff

Darmstadt

Structure from motion with insects – a novel approach for 3D-modelling and its potential applications for functional and comparative morphology

9:30

Markus Grams et al.

Rostock

Swimming with the mountain shrimps – locomotion in “ancient” crustaceans (Malacostraca, Anaspidacea)

9:45

Timo Moritz et al.

Stralsund

The caudal fin in gadiforms: heavily modified, an evolutionary novelty or something in-between?

10:00

Tom Weihmann

Köln

The smooth transition from many-legged to bipedal locomotion – An application of the ground force interference model

10:15

Falk Mörl et al.

Erfurt

The muscle fibre-tendon length ratio mainly determines the contraction dynamics and function of the muscle-tendon-complex

10:30

Julian Sartori et al.

Jena

Three-dimensional deformation of the Achilles tendon insertion in mice: the entheseal fibrocartilage as a water cushion

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

 

11:00

Michael Günther

Stuttgart

The characteristic time of a muscle accelerating itself, and its scaling with size

11:15

Kasper Christensen et al.

Stuttgart

The muscle as a wobbling mass: Impact responses in key experiments

11:30

Volker Dürr

Bielefeld

Limb proportions and motor flexibility in insects

12:00-13:00

Panel discussion

 

 

This meeting is a Satellite Symposium of the 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG)


Organizers/Contact:

Egon Heiss (Jena)
Tom Weihmann (Köln)
Ellen Schulz-Kornas (Leipzig)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Emily Rayfield (Bristol)
  • Anthony Herrel (Paris)
  • Michael Heethoff (Darmstadt)
  • Volker Dürr (Bielefeld)

 

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