Phone: +31 (0)71-7517338
Room number: Vondellaan E.02.007
Unfortunately, due to the construction of new public museum facilities/depots/labs/offices, the zoological, geological and paleontological collections of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden will be closed to all visitors, including Synthesys Access applicants, as well as for all loan requests from May 2016 until December 2018. Please contact me by e-mail if you have any inquiries.
2008-2010 Master of Science in Animal Biology, Universiteit Leiden.
During my Biology study I did two internships: The first was with Prof. M. Richardson at the Leiden University. This subject was part of a larger study on the relationship between birds and dinosaurs where I focused on their common ancestor, the crocodile.
The last part of my master I worked at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, were I studied the foraminiferal fauna from an isolated brackish lake in Indonesia.
In 2012 I started as a collection manager for the collection Reptiles and Amphibians.
Our Reptile and Amphibian collection currently contains around 65.000 catalogued specimens out of a total of over 120.000 specimens. It includes material mainly from South-east Asia and the Amazonian region, as well as several valuable collections from other localities.
Important parts of the Reptile and Amphibian collection: