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Catfish workshop

Workshop Announcement

The Raffles Museum is hosting the "All Catfish Species Inventory Asian Workshop"

Date: March 30 to April 2, 2004
Place: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore

The All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI) is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. This workshop on the Asian
Catfish Taxonomic Research will be hosted by Dr. Peter Ng, Mr Kelvin Lim, and the staff of the Zoological Reference
Collection of the Raffles Museum.

The goals of the workshop are to introduce participants to the objectives and support mechanisms of ASCI and to
encourage and facilitate cooperation among participants.

Carl Ferraris (USA)
Larry Page (USA)

Peter Ng (Singapore)
Kelvin Lim (Singapore)

Maurice Kottelat (Switzerland)
Darrell Siebert (UK)
Heok Hee Ng (USA)
Richard Vari (USA)
Chaiwut Krudpan (Thailand)
Chavalit Vidthayanon (Thailand)
Ike Rachmatike (Indonesia)
Renny Hadiaty (Indonesia)
WeiZhou (China)
Bosco Chan (China)
Chen Xianglin (China)
A. Manimekalan (India)
Patricia Kailola (Australia)
Richard Varis (USA)
Rob Robins (USA)

Click here to read the Straits Times report



New Educational Workshops offered at RMBR, NUS, in February 2004:

  • Workshop 1:
    Bringing an Aquatic Ecosystem to Your Classroom
    Instructors: Kelvin Lim Kok Peng and N. Sivasothi
    Registration fee: $100 per participant
    Date: Feb 21 (Saturday) from 9:00 am-12:00 noon
    Deadline of registration: Feb 14, 2004
  • Workshop 2:
    The Five Kingdom Concept
    Instructors: Drs. Peter Ng K.L., B.C. Tan, Darren Yeo C. J. and RMBR curators
    Registration fee: $120 per participants
    Date: Feb 28 (Saturday) from 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    Deadline of registration: Feb 21, 2004


Visitor for January 2004:

Name: Dr Robert B. Payne (Curator of Birds and Professor of Zoology, Museum of University of Michigan, USA)
Research topic: Systematic and taxonomy of Estrildidae and Cuculidae
Duration: 28 Jan - 6 Feb 2004
Host: Mrs Yang Chang Man


The IAB's Richard Spruce Award

Jan 26, 2004 - RMBR is proud to announce that Professor Benito Tan was chosen this year by the professional organization, the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as the recipient of the prestigious "Richard Spruce Award". This award is given to an outstanding bryologist in research (specialist who studies bryophyte plants).

The good news was made public at the just concluded XV World Congress on Bryology held in Merida of Venezuela from Jan 12 to 18. Professor Tan is the fourth recipient of this award, but the first from Asia.

Read more...>>Straits Times, >>ZaoBao




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