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Utrecht Summer School: Observing Primate Behaviour

Published 11 November 2016

 

 
When: July 17th – July 28th
Where:Utrecht University & Biomedical Primate Research Center Rijswijk

The summer course Observing Primate Behaviour focuses on getting familiar with primate observational methods by observing primate social behaviour. Through the analysis of gathered observational data, students follow the scientific cycle by investigating and presenting their own research questions. Furthermore, the additional activities aim to provide the students with more background information on the different topics related to studying primate behaviour, such as welfare, colony management and fieldwork.

 
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Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology Meeting- Register now!

Published 1 November 2016

 
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When: 30 November – 2 December
Where:Kontakt der Kontinenten – Soesterberg (The Netherlands)

The 24th NVG meeting will be held from Wednesday November 30th to Friday December 2nd in conference hotel ‘Kontakt der Kontinenten‘ in Soesterberg, The Netherlands. The meeting starts on Wednesday evening, after the PhD workshop (see below). Highlights of this meeting are the keynote lectures, including the Brill Baerends Lecture, for which internationally renowned behavioural biologists are invited.

 
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Dr. Mariska Kret in top 5 of New Scientist competition! Will she make it to number 1?

Published 12 September 2016

 
 

 
Dr. Kret has made it into the top 5 of the New Scientist competition for young Dutch/Flemis researchers across disciplines! Thank you to those who voted for her! The winner will be announced during an event on September 22nd during which the top 5 will pitch their research. You are welcome to join this event!
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Will Dr. Mariska Kret be the New Scientist Wetenschapstalent 2016?

Published 24 August 2016

 
 
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Mariska Kret from Leiden University is one of 25 Dutch scientists nominated for the New Scientist “Wetenschapstalent 2016”! Will she be the next Science Talent? You can vote for her here, and read more about her research on her personal website.*
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Ph.D. Workshop: Connecting minds and sharing emotions through wires and neurons in man and animal

Published 15 May 2016

 
 
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Date: July 5th, from 10.00-19.00 Place: Leiden University, room: bestuurskamer (1st floor of the Pieter de La Court Building, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden) For registration or more information: m.e.kret@fsw.leidenuniv.nl. Summary: Why do we express emotions? How does our brain process these incoming signals from others and connect them with our own feelings? Are the same processes at stake in other…

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Symposium The Many Faces of Primate Sociality: Looking into the future

A symposium in honor of Jan van Hooff’s 80th birthday

Published 01 April 2016

 
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(Dutch) Jan van Hooff heeft een belangrijke bijdrage geleverd aan het onderzoek naar sociaal gedrag van apen. Naast zijn eigen werk bracht het onderzoek van door hem opgeleide gedragsbiologen ook belangrijke inzichten. Diverse aspecten van sociaal gedrag kwamen hierbij aan bod: van verzoening tot computermodellen, en van evolutie tot voetbalrellen…

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Book publication: ‘Mismatch’ by Ronald Giphard & Mark van Vught

Published 01 January 2016

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(Dutch) Onze supermarkten puilen uit van calorierijk voedsel vol suikers en vet. Onze smaakvoorkeur naar vet en zoet stamt uit ons biologische verleden, toen het vergaren van calorieën een overlevingsmechanisme was voor slechte tijden. Tegenwoordig zijn er geen slechte tijden meer, en daarom is obesitas inmiddels gezondheidsvijand nummer één.’ Onze hersenen zijn voor een belangrijk deel nog net zo geprogrammeerd…

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