• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
ADVANCED COURSE: MUSEUM TECHNIQUES IN THE 21ST CENTURY (BIRDS AND MAMMALS)
May 26-29, 2020 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal
2020-05-26
 

 

This course aims to provide an updated vision of the potential of museum collections for biodiversity research. More specifically aims to:
1. present case studies on the value of museums and the use of collections and specimens in the 21st century, using new technologies and analytical methods. These include, among others:

discuss state-of-the-art ‘whole specimen’ techniques including Cornell specialties such as CT scanning and sound recording;
consider how museum specimens provide genetic and genomic resources;
present new non-genetic molecular methods (e.g., stable isotopes, pollution and quantification of coloration);
understand the potential of the spatial and temporal data gathered along with the specimen, especially when made available in global repositories, such as Cornell’s eBird database;

2. present the ways that ‘voucher specimens’ of birds and mammals are prepared (that follow long-standing traditions);

 

PROGRAMME

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
09:30 - 10:50 | Value of museums in the 21st century and current methods for preparing specimens
11:10 - 12:30 | State-of-the-art ‘whole specimen’ techniques including Cornell specialties such as CT scanning and sound recording;
14:30 - 17:30 | Practical session preparing voucher specimens (Birds)

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
09:30 - 12:30 | Museum specimens as a genetic and genomic resource
14:30 - 17:30 | Practical session preparing voucher specimens (Mammals)

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020
09:30 - 10:50 | Museum specimens as a resource for non-genetic molecular analysis
11:10 - 12:30 | Museum specimen’s data as a resource for biodiversity analysis
14:30 - 17:30 | Practical session preparing voucher specimens (Birds + Mammals)

 

Friday, May 29, 2020
09:30 - 12:30 | Visit to a taxidermist office - preparation of mounted specimens for exhibition
14:30 – 16:30 | CIBIO’s Seminars

 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Jeremy Searle - Cornell University (USA)
Vanya Rohwer - Cornell University (USA)
Ricardo Jorge Lopes - CIBIO-InBIO | CONGEN & MHNC-UP
Francisco Álvares - CIBIO-InBIO | CONGEN & MHNC-UP
Paulo C Alves - CIBIO-InBIO | CONGEN & FCUP 

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The course will be open to a maximum number of 15 participants.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA
75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

 

REGISTRATION
Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 80 € (students) | 150 € (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%

To apply, please fill the form available HERE.

 

Registration Deadline: March 30, 2020

All applicants will be notify about whether they are accept until April 06, 2019.

 

 

Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.