T. rex Trix with confetti
May 7th, 2021

Naturalis best museum of Europe 2021

We are so proud! Naturalis Biodiversity Center has been named European Museum of the Year on May 6, during an online ‘award ceremony’. This is the oldest and most prestigious museum award in Europe. Previous winners have included the Victoria and Albert…
Read more
Jorinde Nuytinck showing off a big mushroom
April 22nd, 2021

Jorinde Nuytinck appointed guest professor

Mycologist Jorinde Nuytinck has been appointed guest professor at Ghent University. “As a kid, I was already interested in plants and animals. My interest in that other kingdom of biology, the fungi, only came when I was studying biology in Ghent. They…
Read more
F. Andrés Rivera-Quiroz
April 14th, 2021

The day of the PhD defence: F. Andrés Rivera-Quiroz

Today at 11:15, Andres Rivera-Quiroz will enter the Academy Building to defend his thesis entitled "Integrative taxonomy of araneomorph spiders: Breathing new life into an old science". For his PhD research at Naturalis and Leiden University, he immersed…
Read more
Richa Kusuma Wati during her research
March 25th, 2021

The day of the PhD defence: Richa Kusuma Wati

In November 2015, Richa Kusuma Wati started her PhD research on wild orchids at Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, in collaboration with the Hortus Botanicus Leiden and Bogor Botanic Gardens.Today at a quarter past eleven she will defend…
Read more
Marine biologist Jan Macher
March 10th, 2021

Research grant for Jan Macher

Naturalis marine biologist Jan Macher has recently earned a BEN research grant worth € 100,000.-. He will be using it to study very small organisms that live in sandy beaches. The Biodiversity-Ecology-Nature grants are awarded by the German Bauer-Hollmann…
Read more
Frederic Lens with a piece of ebony
February 18th, 2021

Frederic Lens: building bridges in biodiversity research

Naturalis researcher Frederic Lens will start in a new position at the Institute for Biology at Leiden University (IBL). This marks an ongoing integration of research into evolution and biodiversity, both at the local and the national level. “In Leiden…
Read more
DiSSCo’s first all-hands meeting (AHM1) took place last 18-22 January.
February 8th, 2021

DiSSCo’s first all-hands meeting: how it went

DiSSCo’s first all-hands meeting (AHM1) took place last 18-22 January. The event was a great opportunity for all of us to really look closely into DiSSCo: the scope of the project, its different dimensions, all the activities, the expectations… It was also…
Read more