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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Three WIAS fellows receive Veni grant

WIAS congratulates Dennis Oonincx, Yvonne Wientjes and Hannah van Zanten on obtaining an NWO Veni grant. Dr Oonincx will work on the improvement of the utilization of insects for waste reduction, biological control, and as food or feed by investigating vitamin D production, metabolism and function. Dr Wientjes will work on the long-term effects of genomic breeding in relation to food security. Dr. Van Zanten will investigate circular food systems to prevent feed-food competition. We wish the laureates good luck with their research.

Prof. De Boer receives Leroy award

Prof. Imke de Boer de Boer received the Leroy Fellowship Award at the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). She received the award for her outstanding scientific contribution to Animal Production over a sustained period. Congratulations!

Summer Schools

This summer three successful summer schools were given: Genome annotations (25-29 June), Agro-ecology (2-6 July) and Towards a Global One Health (27-31 August). Another successful multidisciplinary summer school on Resilience of living systems was organised already in spring (29 April-4 May). The summer schools were organised in collaboration with international research leaders from high-ranking international institutions and participants came from all over the world.

End of the Year Event : save the date!

This year, the WIAS End of the Year event will take place on Tuesday 11 December. Save the date in your agenda! The programme will follow in due course.

WIAS Lunch Lectures

Starting from September this year, the WIAS lunch lecture will take place every first Tuesday of the month. The upcoming WIAS lunch lecture will be on Tuesday 4 September at 12.15 in room A0107 of the Zodiac building. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every first Tuesday of the month.