Digital visualisation in palaeontology: This course Untitled 3provides an introduction to “Virtual Palaeontology” – the study of fossils using interactive, digital models and computer simulations. The course covers different aspects of obtaining digital models of fossils (e.g. computed tomography, photogrammetry), as well as applications and techniques for computer-aided, three-dimensional visualisation and analysis. It is aimed at researchers and advanced students interested in using digital techniques to better understand (fossil) morphology and function. Course materials

Blender for Palaeontologists: This course explores the T_rexpotential of Blender – a powerful 3D modelling, visualisation, and animation tool – for applications in palaeontological research. Different aspects ranging from using Blender to visualise digital models from external sources to making animations to creating models in a fully digital environment are covered. In addition, the possibilities of Blender to interact with Python and for research applications are outlined. Course materials

Research Skill in Earth Sciences (University of Birmingham): This module provides training in core academic skills including engagement with the primary scientific literature in different earth science subjects, evaluation of sources of information and concepts, and development of high quality written and oral communication skills. This course further includes the opportunity to conduct a collaborative research on current topics in palaeobiology and other disciplines. Course materials

Evolutionary Palaeobiology (University of Birmingham): This module introduces different aspects of evolutionary palaeobiology, including processes and modes of evolution, patterns of speciation and diversity, trends in morphological and functional evolution. Practical exercises will demonstrate different, state-of-the-art methodological approaches for studying and reconstruction palaeobiology. Current topics in palaeobiology research will be reviewed and discussed in seminars. The module has a broad focus on terrestrial and marine realms, taxonomic groups (microfossils, invertebrates, and vertebrates) and applications. Course materials