6th of October, 1997

session on NEUROMUSCULAR CONTROL, 24 March 1998
organised by Johan L. van Leeuwen
The Society for Experimental Biology
Annual Meeting
York, UK 23-27 March 1998

Dear Colleague,

I would like to draw your attention to the above session on NEUROMUSCULAR
CONTROL (24 March 1998), which I am organising for the Annual Meeting of the
Society for Experimental Biology. Below you will find a preliminary
programme of invited speakers for the meeting.

There is one day available for invited and contributed presentations. I
envisage 20 minutes for contributed talks and 30 to 40 minutes for invited
presentations. This includes 5 minutes for discussion. Both theoretical and
experimental contributions can be offered.
There is also the possibility to submit a poster. Poster size should be
within dimensions of 1m high x 1m wide. They should be presented, wherever
possible, in not more than two pieces and the SEB will supply velcro for up
to two panels. Drawing pins must not be used as they damage the poster
boards. Any drawing pins used will be removed by the organisers. All posters
should be accompanied by a photograph of the presenting author.
A special poster meeting is usually organised at Wednesday (from about 8 PM).

Official closing date for submission of presentations is 17 October 1997. I
will however consider all proposals received before 24 October 1997. Posters
should also be submitted before this date. Late poster entries are usually
possible, but guaranties can not be given.

Titles may be submitted to me at the address given below. Please, state
whether you wish to contribute a poster or a presentation, and provide your
address and FAX number if available.

Other sessions which may be of interest to you are:
Biological Materials in their Mechanical Environment (23 March),
General Biomechanics (25 March)
General Neurobiology (25 March)
Neurobiology of Feeding (26 and 27 March)
Muscle Development (26 March)
General Animal Respiration (25 March)

Registration fees:
SEB members: 60 pounds per week, 25 pounds per day, 15 pounds per week for
Non-members: 120 pounds per week, 45 pounds per day, 30 pounds per week for

More information about the meeting can be found on the following web-site:
Contributions can conveniently be submitted via this web site.
The SEB can also be reached via:telephone: +44-(0)171 439 8732
fax: +44-(0)171 439 8732

Please, bring the conference to the attention of any colleagues who might be

Yours sincerely,

Johan L. van Leeuwen
Submit titles for presentations or posters for the Neuromuscular Control
meeting to:

Dr Johan L. van Leeuwen
Department of Physiology
University of Leiden
Wassenaarseweg 62
PO Box 9604
NL-2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

tel. +31-(0)71-276766
fax. +31-(0)71-276782
email: vleeuwen@rullf2.LeidenUniv.nl

Please provide the following:
Title of your paper/poster (delete as appropriate) (maximum 30 words):

Author's and co-authors initials, names and affiliation:

Name and address of the person presenting the paper/poster. This person will
receive all correspondence.
Surname Initials Title
Town Post Code Country
Tel. number Fax Number
E-mail address SEB member yes/no

Provide also the above details for co-authors if they would like to attend
the meeting and to receive booking forms.

Preliminary programme:
The list of confirmed invited speakers include (titles are preliminary):

R.F. Full
"Neuromuscular control of insect walking and running"

E. Otten
"Balancing during standing and walking on normal and slippery surfaces"

R. Riener
"Artificial control of sit-to-stand transfer in paraplegic patients"

V. Papantoniou, P. Avlakiotis and R.McNeill Alexander
"Control of a robot dinosaur"

O. Ekeberg
"Neuromuscular control of lamprey swimming"

M.H. Dickinson
"The neural and mechanical organization of flight control in flies"

G.E. Goslow, Jr.
"Neuromuscular organization for powered flight in birds"

R A Suthers
"Neuromuscular control of bird song"

Johan L. van Leeuwen
Department of Physiology &
Institute for Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences
Leiden University
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Mail address:
Johan L. van Leeuwen
Department of Physiology,
Leiden University
Wassenaarseweg 62, PO Box 9604
2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
tel. +31-(0)71-5276766 (direct line) / +31-(0)71-5276765 (secr.)
fax: +31-(0)71-5276782
e-mail: vleeuwen@rullf2.LeidenUniv.nl
or: j.l.van_leeuwen@physiology.medfac.leidenuniv.nl
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