Mend the Gap - završna konferencija projekta

Pametna integracija genetike sa znanostima o prošlosti u Hrvatskoj:

uočavanje i premošćivanje jaza

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Smart Integration of Genetics with Sciences of the Past in Croatia:

Minding and Mending the Gap

MendTheGap - EU H2020 project 692249

Link na web stranicu projekta

MendTheGap projekt predstavlja inovativnu priliku premošćivanja jaza određenih istraživačkih kapaciteta u Hrvatskoj u području arheologije, genetike i ostalih znanosti o prošlosti. Projekt iskorištava specifične lokacijske prednosti koje proizlaze iz dvije važne činjenice. Prvo, u Hrvatskoj se nalazi veliki broj arheoloških nalazišta i vrijednog materijala koji je relativno nedovoljno istražen, te nedovoljno ekonomski iskorišten. Drugo, u Hrvatskoj postoji grupa istraživača (idejno i strateški udružena u CrEAMA Inicijativu) čiji znanstveno-istraživački kapaciteti, utjecaj i uspješnost u dobivanju EU projekata nisu u potpunosti realizirani i to zbog nedostatnog financiranja, koordinacije i strateškog planiranja. Uz pomoć svjetski poznatih znanstvenika sa Sveučilišta u Cambridge-u i Sveučilištu u Pisi, naša krajnja vizija je izgraditi istraživačku grupu (CrEAMA Inicijativu) koja je sposobna promišljati o znanostima o prošlosti na Multi-Inter-Trans disciplinarnoj (MIT disciplinarnoj) razini. Naša je pretpostavka da sposobnost MIT disciplinarnog promišljanja o znanostima o prošlosti može osigurati značajnu inovativnu snagu i doprinijeti rješavanju mnogih suvremenih pitanja/problema.

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MendTheGap project is an innovative opportunity to mend several gaps in the research capacity in Croatia in Archaeology, Genetics, and other ‘Sciences of the Past’. The project exploits location-specific advantages that arise from two crucial facts. Firstly, there is large number of archaeological sites and remains in Croatia that are relatively understudied. Secondly there is a group of researchers in Croatia (conceptually and strategically gathered in CrEAMA Initiative) whose research capacity, impact, and grant success at the European level has not realised full potential owing to a relative lack of resources, coordination, and strategic planning. With a help of well known scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Pisa, our ultimate vision is to develop a research group capable of using an multi-inter-trans- disciplinary (MIT disciplinary) approach to Sciences of the Past. Our assumption is that MIT disciplinary approach to Sciences of the Past might provide powerful force for innovation and might contribute in resolving number of contemporary issues.

 

Program konferencije / Programme of the conference:

 

Četvrtak, 10. siječnja 2019. / 10th January 2019 (Thursday)

9:30 -10:00 Registration at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

10:00 to 12:00 Opening and Press Conference

Ivan Radman Livaja, Archaeological Museum of Zagreb

Tomo Antičić, Ministry of Science and Education

CrEAMA Initiative members

Ivan Vnučec, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Ita Gruić Sovulj, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science

Davor Miličić, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Ivor Janković, Institute for Anthropological Research

Dragan Bukovec, Croatian Natural History Museum

Dinko Radić, Cultural Centre Vela Luka

Preston Miracle, University of Cambridge - McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Giovanni Boschian, University of Pisa

Ino Čurik, MendTheGap project

 

12:00 to 13:30 Soft lunch and cocktails in a friendly atmosphere.

All guests and participants are invited!

 

13:30-17:00 Scientific presentations:

13:30-14:00 Ana Prohaska (Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge)

Ancient DNA: Recent Advances and Future Directions

14:00-14:20 Stašo Forenbaher (Institute for Anthropological Research)

Trans-Adriatic contacts and the transition to farming

14:20-14:40 Giovanni Boschian (Department of Biology, University of Pisa)

Vela Spila and Žukovica: Geoarchaeology of two Korčula caves

14:40-15:00 Preston Miracle (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge)

To be determined

15:00-15:30 Coffe break

15:30-15:50 Petra Rajić Šikanjić  & Alexander Buczynski (Institute for Anthropological Research)

FORSEE: Research proposal for the ERC Synergy Grant 2019 call

15:50-16:10 Vlatka Čubrić Čurik (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb)

ANAGRAMs: Application of NGS in the Assessment of Genomic vaRiAbility in ruMinants

16:10-16:30 Laura Franciosi(Department of Biology, University of Pisa)

Possibilities and future project applications

16:30-17:00 Ino Čurik (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb)

Round table - Possibilities and future project applications

 

19:30 Conference dinner - Pivnica Medvedgrad, Ilica 49, Zagreb

 

Petak, 11. siječnja 2019. / 11th January 2019 (Friday)

WPs talks describing project actions

9:00-9:20 Ino Čurik (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb)

Introduction and project activities in WP1

9:20-9:40 Preston Miracle (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge)

Project activities in WP1

9:40-10:00 Renata Šoštarić (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Project activities in WP2

10:00-10:20  Marta Pappalardo (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa)

Project activities in WP2

10:20-10:40 Coffe break

10:40-11:00 Vlatka Čubrić Čurik (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb) & Damiano Marchi (Department of Biology, University of Pisa)

Project activities in WP3

11:00-11:20 Siniša Radović (Institute for the Paleontology and Geology of the Quaternary Period,Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

Project activities in WP4

11:20-11:40 Giovanni Boschian (Department of Biology, University of Pisa)

Project activities in WP4

11:40-12:00 Coffe break

12:00-12:20 Davorka Radovčić (Department of Geology and Paleontology, Croatian Natural History Museum)

Project activities in WP5

12:20-12:40 Dinko Radić (Cultural Centre Vela Luka)

Project activities in WP5

12:40-13:00 Patricia Duff - Audio presentation (Archaeolink)

Contribution and activities of the Archaeolink