New insect group meeting

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Once per month, we started having an Biosystematics Insect group meeting! The PhDs and postdoc briefly presented their current research in the first meeting. It was fun to see that people from the ‘Sabrina team’ could give advise to the ‘Nina team’ and vice verse. 1 2 3

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5th Vidi User committee meeting

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On Monday 19th of November, our 5th user committee meeting took place. This meeting marked our halfway point, we are now two years underway with the NWO/TTW VIDI-funded project on pest-killing plants. Compared to previous meetings, the Vidi team had decreased a bit in size, Setareh Mohammadin has gone on…

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Start of Biodiversity of the Netherlands course

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In periode 6 (May-June) the Biodiversity of the Netherlands course started with 240 first-year Biology and Forest and Nature Conservation students. Assistant professor Sabrina Simon and me together with PhD student Thijmen Breeschoten and 7 student assistants teach the Fauna part on arthropod systematics and diversity. We visit 5 locations/habitats…

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4th Vidi user committee meeting

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On Monday 23rd April 2018 we had our 4th meeting in Wageningen presenting updates to the users and researchers involved in the NWO/TTW Vidi project. Niccolo and Lotte gave presentations and all members of the team including the Aspasias Setareh and Eddie and MSc student Jeroen were present. A lot…

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International Symposium on Bridging Ecology & Molecular Biology in Berlin

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The Second International CRC 973 Symposium “Bridging Ecology and Molecular Biology: Organismic Responses to Recurring Stress” was held in Berlin (Germany) from April 09-11, 2018. It was organised by the Collaborative Research Centre 973 #sfb973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress” in the lecture hall of the Botanic…

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BINGO-ITN symposium at Koppert

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An interesting symposium was held at Koppert Biological Systems in Berkel and Rodenrijs on ‘New techniques for better biocontrol: next-generation sequencing, genotyping and experimental evolution in insects and mites’. Guest speakers like Richard Stouthamer and Jack Werren came all the way from the U.S. It was a long day starting…

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