parallel programme I
This symposium is organised in honour of Mrs Patricia de Cocq, Deputy
Symposium “Moving Forward: The biomechanics of locomotion”
Opening by Professor Johan van
“History of equine locomotion
research”, by Professor René van
Johan van Leeuwen is Professor of
Experimental Zoology at Wagenin-
René van Weeren is Professor of
gen University. His research focus
Equine Musculoskeletal Biology
is on biofysics, biology, health and
at the University of Utrecht and is
welfare of animals, anatomy and
now mainly involved in research
morphology of animals and zool-
with focus areas articular carti-
ogy. He is the promotor of Patricia
lage, tendons and biomechanics.
Currently he is the coordinator of
Director of the Animal Science Department at HAS Den Bosch, University of Applied Sciences. She will be defending her PhD thesis later today at Wageningen University. Inspiring lecturers will highlight the current findings in biomechanics in both animal and human locomotion.
scientific research of the Department of Equine Sciences of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University and a member 28 International Days 2012
of the Management Board of the Department.