Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs

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Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs


Are you sure the seafood you are consuming is what it says on the label or the menu? In 2015, a survey of Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) meat sold in supermarkets and restaurants in Maryland, USA, revealed that nearly 50% of the products tested were from totally different, non-Atlantic species. DNA barcoding matched a

‘200: a natural history’ Exhibition Launch


We held the official launch of our new exhibition, ‘200: a natural history’, on 3 June. Held in conjunction with Singapore’s Bicentennial activities, the exhibition highlights significant events and stories in the past 200 years of Singapore’s natural history. Our Guest of Honour for the exhibition launch was Ms. Grace Fu, the Minister for Culture,

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Scientific Officer (Outreach and Education Unit)


We are looking for an individual who will be part of the Outreach & Education team, to help in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM).   Description The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent, in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM), include but are not limited to the following – Bring in

Visiting Scientist Feature: Ms. Umilaela Arifin


We recently welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Ms. Umilaela Arifin, a PhD student at the University of Hamburg, Germany, has been studying the phylogenetic systematics (evolutionary relationships between organisms) and biogeography of adult and larval torrent frogs over the past few years. Torrent frogs (or cascade frogs)—as their name suggests—are often found in

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Alexander Ziegler


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Hailing from the University of Bonn in Germany, Dr. Alexander Ziegler studies sea urchins as well as other marine invertebrates. In particular, his research focuses on the internal anatomy of sea urchins. Dr. Ziegler at his workstation in one of our research labs. Traditionally, researchers

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Scientific Officer/Scientific Manager (Outreach and Education Unit)


Description The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent, in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM), include but are not limited to the following – Manage the Outreach and Education Unit (OEU). Manage and handle enquiries regarding OEU. Bring in revenue to LKCNHM through conducting outreach and education programmes. Work with Museum Development Manager

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Dr. Niel Bruce, Ms. Helen Wong, and Ms. Conni Sidabalok


We’re back after the Lunar New Year break with a feature on visiting carcinologists! These crustacean researchers are no strangers to the museum, having worked with us on various projects over the years. (From left) Dr. Niel Bruce, Ms. Conni Sidabalok, and Ms. Helen Wong looking at an isopod specimen in one of our research