26 Sep - 2 Oct 2017
MSU, Звенигород, Russia

Conference and Workshop “Evolutionary and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates” dedicated to Felix Yanovich Dzerzhinsky (1937-2015)

Conference and Workshop “Evolutionary and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates” dedicated to Felix Yanovich Dzerzhinsky (1937-2015)

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Description

2017 is the year of the 80th birthday anniversary of Felix Yanovich Dzerzhinsky, honored Professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University, eminent morphologist, evolutionist, and teacher. The conference “Evolutionary and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates” and the Workshop in Functional and Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates will be dedicated to his memory. Morphology (i.e., the study of the structure and adaptations of organisms), like no other discipline, enables the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of living beings based on changes in the form and function of their organs. The combined analytic resources of functional morphology and comparative anatomy, as well as of modern methods, provide the basis for solving various biological problems.

Oral and poster contributions related to the following topics are welcome:

  • Morphology, biomechanics, and evolution of the muscoluskeletal system of vertebrates

  • Functional morphology of the integument and its derivatives in vertebrates

  • Comparative anatomy and evolution of the internal organs (viscera) of vertebrates

  • Evolutionary morphology of the nervous system and sensory organs of vertebrates

  • Evolutionary embryology, evolution of ontogenetic and morphogenetic mechanisms in vertebrates

  • Evolutionary paleontology of vertebrates.

Proposals for the topics of sessions and round-table discussions are invited.

Workshop in Vertebrate Morphology

 The goal of the planned workshop is for students, post-graduates, and young scientists to be exposed to modern studies in vertebrate evolutionary and functional morphology.

Conference venue

Zvenigorod Biological Station of Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Odintsovo District, Moscow Region, Russia 143092)

Oral and poster contributions are accepted. 

Registration deadline – March 1, 2017.

Organizers

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Биологический факультет

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences

A.A. Borisyak Paleontological Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Zvenigorod Biological Station of Biological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Organizing Committee

Chair of the Committee: Leonid Petrovich Korzun, Dr. Habil., Chief of the Zoology Dept., Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Co-Chairs: Valery Mikhailovich Gavrilov, Dr. Habil., Chief of the Zvenigorod Biological Station, Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Viacheslav Vladimirovich Rozhnov, Academician, Chief of A.N. Severtsov Institution of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Vladimirovich Rozhnov, Academician, Chief of Paleontological Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Secretary of the Conference and the Workshop: Vladimir Valdimirovich Shakhparonov

Members of the Organizing Committee: V.V. Gavrilov, K.B. Gerasimov, M.Ya. Goretskaya, T.B. Golubeva, N.V. Zelenkov, A.V. Zinoviev, E.N. Zubkova, M.V. Kalyakin, N.V. Kulikova, V.A. Makarov, A.V. Moiseeva, A.B. Popovkina, E.G. Potapova, N.A. Formozov

Technical Secretary: Nadezhda Victorovna Kryukova

Contacts

zmmu.msu.ru/morphology/dzer_conf-2017.htm
morphology@list.ru
conf.tech.supp@gmail.com (technical support)
+7-926-360-17-17 (Secretary of the Conference and the Workshop Vladimir Valdimirovich Shakhparonov)

Cost of participation

Apartments on the Station will be provided free of charge.

Registration fee is paid on site (at the registration desk at the conference venue). Full and reduced (for students and postgraduates) registration fees will be announced in the second circular (March-April 2017).