At the Huygens building, researchers of the department of Animal Ecology and Physiology together with collaborators from the Radboudumc have been working with zebrafish since more than one decade. This has resulted in the solid embedding of this model in several research themes at the Radboud University and Radboudumc. These research lines provide answers to fundamental questions that are relevant for the development of the Agri-food, Climate, Life Sciences and Health sectors. With the new website, the Radboud Zebrafish Facility can increase its outreach even further and expand its collaborations in line with its mission to make societal impact.
31 March 2022
express a subset of genes involved in human skeletal disease. Scales are mineralised exoskeletal structures. Despite the many differences between scale and endoskeletal developmental processes, our publication in BMC Biology shows that zebrafish scales express an evolutionarily conserved sub-population of genes that are relevant to human skeletal disease.
21 January 2022
The Faculty of Science of the Radboud University has awarded its senior lecturer award to Peter Klaren for his long-standing effort in developing and teaching excellent courses in animal physiology and statistics.
10 January 2022
PhD students Robin Lexmond and Constant Swinkels appeared in the well-known Dutch children's TV programme 'Het Klokhuis', where they talked about their insect studies.
6 January 2022
More so than terrestrial animals, fish are very sensitive to the effects of global warming. In particular early life phases are vulnerable in a fish's life cycle. As a PhD candidate you will investigate the combined effects of climate change-related effects (thermal stress, hypoxia, acidification) on skeletal development in early fish life stages. Application deadline: 7 January 2022.
29 November 2021
"Diversity and functionality of soil fauna" is the title of the PhD thesis of Yuxi Guo. She will defend her work on Wednesday 15 December at 16:30 in the Aula.
24 November 2021
Is there a difference between the life in soil of agricultural grasslands and that of naturally managed grassland on abandoned agricultural soil? Yes, but the differences are small. This is stated in a new scientific article published by Henk Siepel, professor of animal ecology at Radboud University, and Nick van Eekeren, researcher sustainable dairy farming at the Louis Bolk Institute.
17 November 2021
Wednesday 10 November at 16:30 is when Rien van der Gaag will defend his dissertation "Conrad’s false mussel (Mytilopsis leucophaeata (Conrad, 1831) (Dreissenidae) – Biology of an early invader in the Netherlands."
27 October 2021
Our institute (formerly IWWR) has a new name: Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES).
20 October 2021
Our former MSc student Maarten Broekman has won a Young Author Award for his paper in Population Ecology: "Relative contributions of fixed and dynamic heterogeneity to variation in lifetime reproductive success in kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)"
13 October 2021