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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WIAS on the intranet

A WIAS Intranet group has been started within the WUR Intranet to keep you updated. All current PhD candidates and WIAS fellows automatically have access to this group. In the group, we will share news related to WIAS and the PhD programme of Wageningen University. If you have access to WUR intranet, but are not yet added to the group, you can add yourself.

Vacancy Research Committee

WIAS is looking for a new volunteer member for its Research Committee since current member Bas Rodenburg became a chair holder of Animal welfare at Utrecht University.

The new RC-member will be appointed for three years with the possibility for reappointment for another three years. If you are interested, and wish to apply, please send your CV and application letter (detailing the adherence to the requirements set forth in the "News from the WIAS office" section of the April 2018 edition of the WIAS Newsletter) no later than 18 April 2018 to janneke.vanseters@wur.nl. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this position, please contact Janneke van Seters.

WIAS Lunch Lectures

On Tuesday 24 April at 12.15 in room A0107 of the Zodiac building, Assistant professor of the Marine Animal Ecology group, Dr. Reindert Nijland will give a WIAS lunch lecture on the subject of: “Shellfish microbiome analysis using MinION DNA sequencing: in search for tetrodotoxin (TTX) producing bacteria”. Registration is not needed and free lunch will be provided. The WIAS lunch lectures take place every last Tuesday of the month.