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On November 19th 2019, the second edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders meeting was organized at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) in Brussels.
Tiger mosquitoes were spotted in our country this year again. The species was located in three motorway parking areas in both Wallonia and Flanders. This supports an earlier indication that the mosquito was travelling to Belgium with motor vehicle traffic from countries where the species is common.
"Dead or Alive: Towards a Sustainable Wildlife trade - One World One Health recommendations"
The objective of the conference is to induce an interdisciplinary discussion on sustainable wildlife trade.
The conference will be held in Brussels on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 December 2019 and s organised by the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment with the scientific support of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.
For the first time, the KNDV (Dutch Royal Society of Zoologists), BZS (Royal Belgian Zoological Society) and NVG (Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology) are joining efforts to organize a congress on the theme "Learning and Memory in the Animal Kingdom – from nematodes to humans". This last one will take place on 27-29 November 2019 at the Congrescentrum Hanze Plaza of Groningen (Netherlands).
The next edition of the LifeWatch.be Users & Stakeholders Meeting will be organized on 19 and 20 November 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels.
Date: 19-20 November 2019
Venue: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels
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We are looking for a replacement for the MSc position on the BELSPO funded BopCo project stationed at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
In the framework of two TV documentaries broadcasted on October 3rd 2018, journalists working for VRT and RTBF bought “undercover” several pieces of meat sold as bushmeat in Brussels and Kisangani.
Apart from using traditional morphology-based approaches and DNA-based techniques like single specimen DNA-barcoding (Sanger sequencing) to identify biological materials upon request, BopCo also explores new tools and techniques for species identification and DNA barcoding.