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Read what past participants of courses and workshops at Transmitting Science say about the benefits the experience has provided them.

Margherita Montalbano Di Filippo

Phylogenetic Analysis Using R – 4th Edition

“This course was fantastic! It is a must for those who want to make phylogenetic analysis and implement that knowledge in R. Everything was perfect! It truly was an amazing experience meeting the instructors, as well as interacting and making new friends with the other students.”

Margherita Montalbano Di FilippoUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Dr. Nicholas Barbieri

Care and Management of Natural History Collections – 1st Edition

“The experience and the knowledge of professors Greg McDonald and John E. Simmons are astonishing, and having the opportunity to learn so many things about natural history collections’ care in just one week has been amazing. The course has been organized in a perfect way, with an excellent schedule.”

Dr. Nicholas BarbieriMUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy
Nitai Steinberg

Introduction to Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration – 3rd Edition

“I really enjoyed this course, I think it was an excellent experience from many aspects. First of all the teaching of Oscar with his enthusiasm to pass his knowledge forward, and his patience and insights. The organization was amazing too.”

Nitai SteinbergWeizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Safiyyah Iqbal

Finite Element Analysis Applied to Life Sciences – 4th Edition

“The course was intense but very well organized and allowed for an enjoyable experience that was worth every moment. The venue provided a wonderful atmosphere. It truly was an amazing experience meeting the instructors, as well as interacting and making new friends with the other students. It was a great week filled with many memories that I can honestly say that I would definitely do another course in future.”

Safiyyah IqbalUniversity of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Dr. Stefano Schiaparelli

Introduction to 3D Imaging Technologies: Photogrammetry, Laser, CT-scan and (µ)CT-scan for Life Sciences – 1st Edition

“It was a great course which has fulfilled all my expectations. There was a high level of organization and a pleasant atmosphere during the whole course.”

Dr. Stefano SchiaparelliUniversity of Genova, Italy
Maria Casso

Exploratory Methods for Population Genetics Using R – 1st Edition

“It was intense but also fun as I had the opportunity to play with my own data with the new R packages, with the support and advice of the teachers. Thanks to the organization, the teachers and the participants!”

Maria CassoCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes - CSIC, Spain
Dr. Mairead Lesley Bermingham

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny – 6th Edition

“The best aspect of this course is that we applied what we learned to our own datasets during the practical sessions. I very much appreciated Prof. Klingenberg teaching style; he always made time to answer our questions. I especially thank Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, the course coordinator, she really looked after us; we had nothing to do but learn. I really enjoyed my time in the Els Hostalets de Pierola and believe that the training provided by this course has provided me with a solid footing from which to expand my knowledge and practice of geometric morphometrics.”

Dr. Mairead Lesley BerminghamInstitute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ioannis Maniakas

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny – 6th Edition

“I think is amazing to meet Prof. Klingenberg, one of the pioneers in this field, the maker of the software I have already use. The interaction with him was once time in a life experience.”

Ioannis ManiakasAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
David Katz

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny – 6th Edition

“The week I just spent under the tutelage of Prof. Klingenberg has crystallized and expanded my understanding of phylogenetic methods for morphometric data. Our group was diverse in terms of our specialties and levels of experience, and it seems like the course managed to be well-suited to all of us. Equally important, we were well taken care of and fantastically well fed. It was a great week. Intense, fun, worth the hard work. I will do another one in the future. Thank you!”

David KatzUniversity of California Davis, USA
Dr. Laetitia Gunton

Introduction to Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration – 2nd Edition

“The course was very well run and the teaching was excellent. Each day we learnt new illustration techniques, for which all the materials were provided. The course has inspired me to include scientific illustrations in my PhD thesis. Thank you very much Sole and Oscar!”

Dr. Laetitia GuntonUniversity of Southampton and Natural History Museum London, United Kingdom
Marco Antonio Solís-Benites

Introducción al Análisis Estadístico en Biociencias – 3ª Edición

“Un curso muy claro y completo. Compartimos experiencias y comprobamos cómo cada participante las aplica en su campo laboral. El enfoque práctico a través de las diferentes herramientas que son impartidas durante todo el contenido del curso fue muy provechoso. La organización impecable. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.”

Marco Antonio Solís-BenitesUniversitat de Barcelona, España
Marta Alfonso-Durruty

Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics – 5th Edition

“I want to thank both the organizers and the teachers for an excellent course and overall experience. Both teachers and organizers succeeded in creating a collegial and learning environment that leads to the exchange of ideas and discussion regarding the application of GMM in different fields. This course is the right amount of learning on a difficult subject and enjoying good company and beautiful surroundings.”

Marta Alfonso-DurrutyKansas State University, United States of America
Josie Pegg

Introduction to Network Analysis in Life Sciences – 1st Edition

“Thanks to everyone involved in this Transmitting Science course. The location and ambience were lovely, and the instructors very engaging. The course was really well structured with a good mix of theory and practical sessions, and the content and level was perfect.”

Josie PeggBournemouth University, United Kingdom
Dr. David Alonso

Introduction to Agent Based-Models Using NetLogo – 1st Edition

”The nice thing is that, at the third day of the course, you already felt familiar with NetLogo to develop and run your own simulation models. That was as great as unexpected. Gorgeous venue, nice working atmosphere, and excellent, experienced teachers made the whole learning process really enjoyable!”

Dr. David AlonsoCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes - CSIC, Spain
Damien Herfurth

Introduction to Agent Based-Models Using NetLogo – 1st Edition

“Courses were very interesting and well organized. General atmosphere was really good with other student from around the world, teachers and organizers. And by the way Spanish food was a pleasure. So get there …”

Damien HerfurthInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Centre Clermont-Theix-Lyon, France
Jamie MacLaren

3D Geometric Morphometrics – 4th Edition

“It can safely be said that much knowledge was gleaned from our excellent instructor, Dr. Melissa Tallman. All in all, the course was a roaring success in my eyes and I hope for the rest of the participants also. It has been a memorable trip, I have made many good contacts and hopefully some good friends, all of whom I hope to see on the academic circuit in the near future.”

Jamie MacLarenUniversity of Antwerp, Belgium
Agustín Martinelli

Morfometría Geométrica para Principiantes – 1ª Edición

“Clever professors, nice group and excellent contents! The course opened a new window into my head! Thank a lot!”

Agustín MartinelliUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Dra. Marta Ginovart

Técnicas de Análisis de Imagen: Tratamiento y Cuantificación de la Imagen Digital – 3ª Edición

“Un curso magnífico en cuanto a contenido y profesorado. Compartimos conocimiento y experiencia en el tema del análisis digital de imágenes en un ambiente relajado y muy cordial. Fue muy provechoso. La organización del curso fue impecable, excelente.”

Dra. Marta GinovartUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, España
Dr. Xavier Turon

Introduction to Genomic Data Analysis Using HapMap and 1000 Genomes Projects – 2nd Edition

“The teachers were great and beared nicely with our non-specialist naive questions. I recommend the course to everyone interested in applications of SNP data, no need to be a computer wizard!”

Dr. Xavier TuronCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes - CSIC, Spain
Roi Maor

Disentangling Evolutionary Relationships with Phylogenetic Comparative Methods – 2nd Edition

“I really feel that apart from being fun and funny the course was very helpful. I gained essential knowledge, understanding and skills that will surely serve my studies in the future, as well as great new ideas that the course has given me.”

Roi MaorTel Aviv University, Israel
Diego Gil

Disentangling Evolutionary Relationships with Phylogenetic Comparative Methods – 2nd Edition

“Extremely useful introduction to PGLS in the R environment, and hugely enjoyable course as far as atmosphere, organization and food are concerned!”

Diego GilMuseo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - CSIC, Spain
Dr. Kazuo H. Takahashi

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny – 4th Edition

“I think that the course setting was very effective to understand how to apply what we learned to our own data-sets. I could ask all the questions that I wanted to ask and I also learned a lot from questions from other participants. In addition to the course itself, exchange between the participants and the location of the course were very nice. I really enjoyed the whole experience there.”

Dr. Kazuo H. TakahashiLaboratory of Insect Ecology, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, Japan
Benjamin Ramassamy

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny – 4th Edition

“A great thing about the course was that Professor Klingenberg pushed us to the edge of the discipline; we had a good overview of what was possible and where the discipline tends to go. I think we all enjoyed the experience and the place.”

Benjamin RamassamyNatural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Susanna López-Legentil

Phylogenetic Analysis Using R – 1st Edition

“This course is a ‘must’ for any researcher working on phylogenetics. The instructors do an outstanding job of explaining the potential of the available packages. I enjoyed this course thoroughly and I will certainly apply all I have learned to my current research!”

Dr. Susanna López-LegentilUniversitat de Barcelona, Spain
Janina Dynowski

Finite Element Analysis Applied to Life Sciences – 1st Edition

“The courses are a good opportunity to meet students working on related topics, who often face similar problems – a perfect basis to find solutions together and get into contact with (future) colleagues from around the world. Furthermore, the attendance of the FEA courses was really helpful for me because I met experienced instructors and had the chance to discuss my projects and optimize my work flow.”

Janina DynowskiStaatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Germany
Marta Pina

Finite Element Analysis Applied to Life Sciences – 1st Edition

“A really useful course! Everything explained by the instructors is also practiced during the classes so you can apply it afterwards for your own data. The organization of the course is also an additional point because you don’t need to be worried about anything (technically and personally).”

Marta PinaInstitut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), Spain
Dr. H. Christoph Liedtke

Disentangling Evolutionary Relationships with Phylogenetic Comparative Methods – 1st Edition

“I attended the course in March 2012 and I couldn’t recommend it more! This was my first course in comparative methods and it has really kick-started my enthusiasm for R, phylogenetics and studying trait evolution. The course was well planned and the material covered was clearly presented and very current.”

Dr. H. Christoph LiedtkeUniversity of Basel, Switzerland

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