3nd Young Researcher Meeting Morphology – 24.-26.02.2022
online meeting

Organizer:  Rabea Klingberg, Paul Kalke, Marco Niekampf & Conrad Helm (Göttingen)

Thursday, 24.02.2022

10:00 Opening & Welcome by the organizers
10:15 Jan Huisken (Göttingen) Putting advanced light sheet microscopy in the hands of biologists.

11:15 Anastasia Iakovleva (Moskow) New data on the ultrstructure of the epithelia of the Ctenophore Beroe cucumis Fabricius, 1780.
11:30 Maria Domracheva (Saint Petersburg) Morphological analysis of muscle and nerve organization in rhopalioids of Halicyclus auricula (Cnidaria: Staurozoa) – a new look at the functions of adhesive organs.
11:45 Sebastian Decker (Vienna) Unraveling systematics and phylogenetic position of the boring bryozoan family Penetrantiidae

13:00 Julian Bibermair (Vienna) The ‚unplumatellid‘ freshwater bryozoan Plumatella fructicosa? The morphological approach.
13:15 Mette Handberg Thorsager (Dresden/Göttingen) The cell lineage of Platynereis: the building of an annelid worm, cell-by-cell.
13:30 Sophie Greistorfer (Vienna) The pedal gland system of Latia neritoides – a study of the glowing mucus producing freshwater snail.

14:00 Simon Züger (Vienna) Are centipedes heavy metal? Investigation of cuticular components and metals in the centipede forcipule.
14:15 Iulia Barutia (Vienna) How to replace a leg: appendage regeneration in house centipedes.
14:30 Maria Petrova (Moscow) Anatomy and ultratrsuture of the reproductive syetem in a sea spider Phoxichilidium femoratum (Rathke, 1799) (Pygnogonida)
14:45 Nicole Schröter (Kiel) A comparison of the morphology of the reproductive systems of two members of th Portunoidea, Thia scutellata and Carcinus maenas.

15:15 Paulina Pfeiffer (Stuttgart) Smal wasps, big data: Irradiating the morphological mysteries of chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) using synchrotron-micro CT.
15:30 Mike Schindler (Potsdam) Hierarchical design of basking shark gill rakers and their potential for high-volume suspension filters.
15:45 Maximilian Stüwe (Jena) Morphological changes of the cranial muscoskeletal system during the evolution of new feeding modes in South American Pearlfishes (Austrolebias).

Friday, 25.02.2022

10:00 John Nyakatura (Berlin) Virtual experiments in vertebrate functional morphology

11:00 Ludwik Gasiorowski (Göttingen) Stem cell system in a microscopic flatworm Stenostonum brevipharyngium (Platyhelminthes: Catenulida)
11:15 Paul Kalke (Göttingen) Scalibregmatidae: gain vs. re-gain of palps.
11:30 Petr Kuznetsov (Mowkow) Origin and possible function of concentric inclusions in the midgut epithelium of Bonelia viridis (Annelida, Binellinae)
11:45 Wencke Krings (Hamburg) Material gradients in gatsropod radular teeth and their biomechanical significance for failure prevention: a combined approach

13:00 Denise Drozd (Ulm) Neuronal pathway of mechanosensory pectinal hair sensillae in the scorpion synganglion.
13:15 Bilyana Stoykova (Halle) Wild bee body size and wing fluctuating asymmetry as response traits to anthropogenic disturbance in agricultural dominated landscapes in Germany.
13:30 Marco Niekampf (Göttingen) Sexial dimorphism in the prothoracic repellent glands of neotropical stick insects (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae) – a comparative approach.

14:00 Sebastian Schmelzle (Darmstadt) Blender in science – more than just meets the eye!?

15:00 Vincent Sünkel (Halle) Changes in gut development during the evolution of non-feeding terrestrial tadpoles.
15:15 Jendiran Riedel (Bielefeld) Variation in density, but not morphology, of cutaneous sensila among body regions in nine species of Australian geckos.
15:30 Zitong Zhang (Tübingen) Muscle-bone interanction: Do attachments of head and neck musculature associate with ossifications of the chondrocranium in development of tuatara?

Saturday, 26.02.2022

10:00 Anastasia Lianguzova (Saint Petersburg) Body snatchers that cause split consciousness in crabs: two parasitic barnacles in the nervous system of one host.
10:15 Julian Thomas (Kiel) Attachment performance of three Phasmatodea species with different adhesive surface microstructures on dry and wet substrates.
10:30 Thies Büscher (Kiel) Repertoire of functional surface structures on the eggs of stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea).
11:45 Julian Katzke (Okinawa) Procedural diversity: analysis and visualization of ant mandibles over the course of four years.

11:15 Adrian Richter (Jena) This first reconstruction of the head anatomy of a Cretaceous insect, Gerontofromica gracilis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), and the early evolution of ants.
11:30 Karen Salazar (Paris) The sperm aggregation in a whirligig beetle (Coleoptera, Gyrinidae): structure, functions.
11:45 Antonia Kaffler (Berlin) Relationship between skull roof bone microanatomy and ecological traits in rodents.
12:00 Taro Nojiri (Tokyo) Evolution and development of echolocation apparatus in bats.