Public lecture ‘A mission to preserve planetary biodiversity’, by Professor Paul Hebert, Dr A.H. Heineken prize laureate

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
14.30 – 17.30
Schouwburg Leiden
Oude Vest 43, 2312 XS Leiden
On 26 September 2018, Paul Hebert, Professor of Molecular Biodiversity, University of Guelph (Canada), will hold the public lecture associated with the Dr. AH. Heineken Prize for the Environmental Sciences 2018.
 
Paul Hebert will receive this prestigious award on 27 September, during a special meeting of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), for his major contribution to the development of DNA Barcoding, a method of species identification and discovery using a short section of DNA from a standardized section of the genome.
 
DNA Barcoding forms the basis of a spin-off that Naturalis Biodiversity Center has founded, along with Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, KWR Watercycle Research Institute and Baseclear. This spin-off company will be officially launched after the public lecture.
 
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This is a free public event
 
The public lecture is organized in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

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