The Covid-19 Taskforce Reports
August 11th, 2020

The Covid-19 Taskforce Reports

Missed the broadcast? After three months of intensive collaboration, the CETAF-DiSSCo Covid-19 Task Force presented preliminary results of the work of more than 60 international dedicated scientists and bioinformatics professionals from the natural science…
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Sander Hilgen
July 27th, 2020

What the life of a geochronologist looks like

Text by: Manon de Visser, researcher at Naturalis A variety of studies are performed at Naturalis. Therefore, researchers learn more every day, also from each other’s work! As a biologist I regularly talk to my colleagues about their work. This time that…
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Manon de Visser
April 28th, 2020

Working with supercomputers

Working from home, miles away from the Naturalis museum and the University of Leiden, whilst still being able to make sure that things run smoothly within Leiden: Manon de Visser is literally working remotely. For her PhD, which started about half a year…
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ICEDIG Design Study
March 31st, 2020

DiSSCo's Conceptual Design Blueprint

ICEDIG, DiSSCo's Design Study was completed on 31 March 2020 and culminated in the development of a Conceptual Design Blueprint for design of DiSSCo's digitization infrastructure including 104 recommendations supported by ICEDIG research and investigation…
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Painting of fish market
January 24th, 2020

Cultivated snake venom glands

Our fellow researcher Freek Vonk and professor Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute, KNAW) explained a publication in Cell last night at the talk show 'De Wereld Draait Door'. The publication is about mini-organs that produce poison. A group of scientists from…
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Old gun
May 27th, 2019

Becky's Blog: Flint, Stock and Barrel

A few months ago, the geology collection manager discovered a gun in her collection. Happily, it was no cause for emergency. This was not a modern gun by any means, but an old flintlock pistol broken into four large pieces. What was it doing in a natural…
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Paleontologists with bone
January 7th, 2019

Triceratops timeline

Triceratops, or literally: three-horned face, an iconic dinosaur. Once upon a time, in 2013, researchers from Naturalis made a special discovery. In Wyoming (America) they found the remains of several Triceratopses. Three more expeditions followed and over…
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