The mission of WIAS is improving our understanding of animals and their various roles for mankind through fundamental and strategic research and training of early stage researchers (PhD and post-doc).

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Prof. Hans Komen appointed as new scientific director of WIAS
The term of the current scientific director, prof. Johan van Leeuwen, ends by 2020. We are happy to announce that prof. Hans Komen has been appointed as the scientific director of WIAS from 1 January 2020. We wish Hans good luck with this new function and look forward to collaborating with him.

WIAS Annual Conference 13-14 February 2020
Because WIAS celebrates its 25th anniversary next year, we will have a two day WIAS Annual Conference. The event will take place on 13-14 February 2020 in De Werelt, Lunteren. Registration is now open.

Logo competition
In 2020 we celebrate the 25 years anniversary of WIAS. For this anniversary we would like to have a new logo of the graduate school!
All WIAS PhDs and staff are invited to send their design in PDF format to wias@wur.nl at the latest on 30 November 2019. For more information on the procedure and conditions, please visit our website.

Call for WIAS fellowships 2020
WIAS invites PhD candidates who wish to travel abroad, postdocs who want to write a grant proposal and staff members who wish to invite guest researchers to submit a proposal for a WIAS fellowship. More information and application information can be found on the WIAS website.

WIAS Lunch Lectures
The WIAS lunch lecture takes place every first Tuesday of the month. The upcoming WIAS lunch lecture will be given, December 3rd. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month.