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
The evolution of locomotion capacity in frogs: a functional approach using invasive Xenopus frogs as a model system.
Katja Söhnel et al.
Agility: limb stiffness in jumping dogs with different level of skill
Julia Wildau et al.
Investigation of disturbed locomotion compensation using a 3D-kinematic, 3D-dynamic, and neurobiological approach
Falk Mielke et al.
The shape of locomotion: a method for large scale analyses of intra-limb coordination
Heiko Stark et al.
A three-dimensional model of the dog's locomotor system
Ardian Jusufi et al.
Geckos racing across the water's surface and biorobotic fish undulating with soft actuator co-contraction
Skeletal mechanics and the evolution of function across major transitions in vertebrate evolution
Elehna Bethune et al.
Measurement of feeding-related dental microtexture using 3D surface texture analysis in Eastern Atlantic harbour seals (Phoca vitulina)
Daniel Schwarz et al.
Chewing mechanisms change across metamorphosis in salamanders
Tuesday, 10 September
Structure from motion with insects – a novel approach for 3D-modelling and its potential applications for functional and comparative morphology
Markus Grams et al.
Swimming with the mountain shrimps – locomotion in “ancient” crustaceans (Malacostraca, Anaspidacea)
Timo Moritz et al.
The caudal fin in gadiforms: heavily modified, an evolutionary novelty or something in-between?
The smooth transition from many-legged to bipedal locomotion – An application of the ground force interference model
Falk Mörl et al.
The muscle fibre-tendon length ratio mainly determines the contraction dynamics and function of the muscle-tendon-complex
Julian Sartori et al.
Three-dimensional deformation of the Achilles tendon insertion in mice: the entheseal fibrocartilage as a water cushion
The characteristic time of a muscle accelerating itself, and its scaling with size
Kasper Christensen et al.
The muscle as a wobbling mass: Impact responses in key experiments
Limb proportions and motor flexibility in insects
- Emily Rayfield (Bristol)
- Anthony Herrel (Paris)
- Michael Heethoff (Darmstadt)
- Volker Dürr (Bielefeld)