Tag Archives: Belgium

Smart bud(die)s

Smart bud(die)s, or Knappe k(n)oppen in Dutch, is a citizen science project initiated by our research group at the University of Antwerp (together with ReaGent). It is tailored towards high schools, and aims to provide them with a fun and … Continue reading

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Study day

This week, we gathered in the beautiful city center of Antwerp for the PLECO Research Day, a yearly event that brings together all members of our research group for a day of discussions. As our group is steadily growing (over … Continue reading

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Sowing the seeds

This weird-looking bunch of office plants is actually much more than it seems: it is the start of a new experiment, which will broaden our scientific horizon to the world of population genetics. The lucky model species is Matricaria discoidea, … Continue reading

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Field season kick-off

Last week, we celebrated the kick-off of 2018s field season, and as usual we did that with a student field trip to the Hallerbos, the world-famous purple forest that gets filled with bluebells in spring. We like to take the … Continue reading

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A little walk

Rainy weather and thesis writing joined forces to lock me up inside a bit more than I would like in the first months of 2018, yet that is a pattern that I am determined to break. Because what is nicer … Continue reading

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Light

The season of darkness – and tons of artificial little lights to compensate for that – is finally coming to an end again. Here in Belgium, we are again gaining two minutes of daylight every day, on our steady road … Continue reading

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