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EVAN Dental Tissues Workshop

by Monika Tanzer last modified 2006-07-28 10:30

This EVAN Workshop will represent a balance between a symposium-style program featuring several lectures from world leaders in the study of tooth growth and structure, brief research reports, and several interactive workshops on the theoretical and technical aspects of conducting such studies.

What Workshop
When 2006-09-20 10:50 to
2006-09-24 10:50
Where Leipzig, Germany
Contact Name Dr. Tanya M. Smith & Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin
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The full resources of the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology will be presented during tours, and small workshops will take place within state-of-the-art Dental Histology, Computed Tomography, and Virtual Paleoanthropology Laboratories.

Additionally, several informal social events and networking opportunities will be coordinated within the historic Leipzig city center, and numerous opportunities will be available for formal and informal discussions between scholars and EVAN fellows. In order to represent paleoanthropological applications of dental tissue research, this workshop plans to unite a select group of international researchers with the intent of synthesizing studies of living and fossil hominoids. A special issue of the Journal of Human Evolution will be produced that will represent select papers delivered at the workshop.

Recent developments in virtual paleoanthropology, such as the application of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and synchrotron micro-CT to the study of dental tissues, have yielded exciting data on three-dimensional morphology and inter-relationships of dental tissues. This workshop will promote novel ideas and collaborations between researchers who have extensive experience with either tooth histology or virtual imaging techniques. It is anticipated that this workshop will lead to new insights into dental tissue research, new projects on the management and dissemination of histological and digital data, and new collaborations among the participants and EVAN fellows.

Graduate students and post-docs will benefit greatly from this opportunity for hands-on experience and a more personalized opportunity to interact with scholars than at traditional conferences or symposia.

Hosts: Dr. Tanya M. Smith & Professor Jean-Jacques Hublin
Co-sponsored by the Max Planck Society

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Christopher Dean (University College London)
Prof. Jean-Jacques Hublin (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) Prof. Lawrence Martin (Stony Brook University)
Lecturers and Workshop Leaders:
Prof. José Braga (University of Bordeaux)
Dr. Wendy Dirks (Newcastle University)
Dr. Philip Gunz (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Dr. Kornelius Kupczik (University of York)
Dr. Anthony Olejniczak (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Prof. Ralf Radlanski (Freie Universität Berlin)
Dr. Donald Reid (Newcastle University)
Matthew Skinner (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Dr. Tanya Smith (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Dr. Paul Tafforeau (University of Poitiers-CNRS) Heiko Temming (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Pam Walton (Newcastle University)
Selected Discussants:
Prof. Jay Kelley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Dr. Fernando Ramirez-Rozzi (Paris-CNRS)
Prof. Mark Skinner (Simon Fraser University)
Dr. B. Holly Smith (University of Michigan)
Dr. Lingxia Zhao (Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoanthropology)

EVAN Dental Tissues Workshop Information:

Basic Program
September 20 th
  • Check in Leipzig Marriott
  • Evening Reception

September 21st
  • Scientific Sessions Full Day
  • Evening Buffet September

September 22nd
  • Scientific Sessions Half Day 
  • Afternoon Cultural Tour
  • Evening Free for Entertainment of Choice

September 23rd
  • Scientific Sessions Full Day
  • Evening Buffet

September 24th
  • Check out Leipzig Marriott

Interactive Dental Tissues Workshops Will Include (Space Limited)

  1. Preparing Histological Sections/Surface Replicas
  2. Computed Tomographic (CT) Data Acquisition
  3. Microscopic Developmental Analysis
  4. Three-Dimensional Data Analysis
  5. Managing Histological Collections and Three-Dimensional Data

Fees (Advanced Booking Through MPI-EVA Required)

  1. Workshop Hotel: Leipzig Marriott Single Room: 79,- EUR/night incl. breakfast Double Room: 95,- EUR/night incl. breakfast (To Be Paid to Hotel)
  2. Workshop Fee Includes Conference Materials, Tram Pass, Coffee Breaks, Meals, and Cultural Tour: 200,- EUR (To Be Paid to MPI-EVA). This inclusive for all afternoon/evening meals (unlimited food/drink) during the workshop except for Friday evening. The Workshop Fee should be paid via bank transfer to: Bankverbindung MPI fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie Deutsche Bank BLZ: 860 700 00 Account.: 143022200 IBAN DE82 8607 0000 0143 0222 00 BIC (SWIFT-CODE) DEUTDE8L Please enter "EVAN WORKSHOP - Participant's Name" in Transfer Details

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