Short-Term Scientific Missions

Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) allow scientists to learn from an institution or laboratory in another COST country – a concept of particular interest to young scientists. STSMs can vary from one week to three months and up to six months for Early Stage Researchers. The average contribution for a mission is a fixed grant based on the applicant’s budget request and the decision from the relevant assessment committee. It will normally not exceed EUR 2500 (EUR 3500 for Early Stage Researchers).

Below is a list of current and/or completed STSMs

 

 

Name Host Project Title Status
Mirjana Đukić Stojčić Veterinary Research Institute Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, Thermi Thessaloniki  KBD occurrence in different production systems in Greece Completed
Elena Armstrong VPH Institute Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern  Training to detect keel bone damage in laying hens Completed
Michael Toscano Michigan State University  Development of relevant tracking technology for individual hens in response to keel bone fracture Completed
Mirjana Đukić Stojčić VPH Institute Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern  Identification of fractures at the point of occurrence and comparison of assessment methods (N°2) Completed
Neža Rokavec Agricultural Institute in Stara Zagora  The statistical analysis of data on emotional responses in birds with and without keel bone damage Completed
Lazarin Velikov Lazarov VPH Institute Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern  Identifying causes and solutions of Keel Bone Damage in laying hens Completed
Beryl Eusemann Universidad de Granada, Departamento Mineralogía y Petrología  Chemical analyzes of tibiotarsi of laying hens from two different layer lines treated with deslorelin acetate, 17ß estradiol and untreated control hens (n°4) Completed
Vida Rezar University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Novi Sad, Serbia  Effect of perch arrangements in furnished cages on KBD (n°10) Completed
Ivan Dimitrov University of Ljubljana, Department of Animal Science, Slovenia  Assessment of emotional and physiological predisposition in terms of KBD in laying hens Completed
Nikki Mackie Flemish Research Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)  Effect of ramps and genetic line on the prevalence of keel bone damage and foot lesions in hens housed in commercial aviaries Completed
Beryl Eusemann The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland  Technology transfer of measurements for the detection of genetic factors influencing bone quality (including keel bone) Completed
Christin Habig  The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland  Technology transfer of measurements for the detection of genetic factors influencing bone quality (including the keel bone) Completed
Janja Sirovnik Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands  Effect of light during incubation on keel bone development Completed