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Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. S. Ravichandran

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Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. S. Ravichandran


Early last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Dr. S. Ravichandran, an Assistant Professor at Annamalai University in India, will be here till the end of this week. He is a crab taxonomist (or carcinologist), with a research career spanning over two decades. On this visit, Dr. Ravichandran is collaborating with Prof.

Visiting Scientist Feature: Ms. Conni Sidabalok


We’re back yet again with another visiting scientist feature – this time, on Ms. Conni Sidabalok from the Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), in Cibinong, Indonesia. Ms. Sidabalok was here to sort and examine marine isopod specimens collected from the SJADES 2018 expedition. During her 3-week visit, she examined marine isopods

A special tribute to Benito Tan


Benito Tan, an internationally respected bryologist and an authority on Asian mosses, was fondly remembered by his former colleagues, friends, and students in A Special Tribute to Dr. Benito Tan, a series of papers published by Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines in his honour. He came to Singapore following his appointment as Associate

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. R. Ravinesh


For the past 1.5 weeks, we hosted Dr. Ravinesh from the University of Kerala, India. He was here to photograph mollusc specimens in our Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC) in preparation for a guidebook on the molluscs of the Gulf of Mannar, India. During his stay, Dr. Ravinesh examined and photographed about 150 specimens in our

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Echinoderm Edition


(From left) Dr. David Lane, Ms. Ismiliana Wirawati, and Mr. Indra Bayu Vimono in the LKCNHM research lab. This September, we have yet another bunch of research visitors at the museum to examine specimens from the recent SJADES deep-sea expedition! This time, we are featuring three researchers who study echinoderms (i.e., marine animals such as sea

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition


Over the past few weeks, we have been hosting new and familiar guests here at the museum: carcinologists Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, Ms. Ernawati Widyastuti, and Dr. Lin Chia-Wei. (From left) Ms. Ernawati Widyastuti, Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, and Dr. Lin Chia-Wei in the LKCNHM research lab. Prof. Rahayu and Dr. Lin are no strangers

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. Michael Gates


Earlier this week, we hosted Dr. Michael Gates, research entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); he is also an adjunct scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Gates is an expert in the study of parasitoid wasps from the order Hymenoptera, having 23 years of research experience

The Guardian of the Zoological Reference Collection – Mrs. Yang Changman


Every year on 18 July, the United Nations observes Nelson Mandela International Day, commemorating his life and legacy and calling for people all over the world to make a difference in their community. On this day, we would like to dedicate a post to Mrs. Yang Changman, former curator at the Department of Zoology at

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature – Dr. Daisy Wowor and Dr. Win Mar


Dr. Daisy Wowor (left) and Dr. Win Mar (right) examining freshwater shrimp specimens in the LKCNHM research lab. Over the past three weeks, we have been hosting Dr. Daisy Wowor and Dr. Win Mar, who are both here to work on freshwater decapod crustaceans. Dr. Wowor is a Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for