Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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Visiting Scientists Feature: Ichthyologist Edition

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Visiting Scientists Feature: Ichthyologist Edition


Recently, we hosted ichthyologists Dr. Helen Larson and Dr. Kevin Conway. Dr. Larson is an old friend of the museum, having visited numerous times prior. On the other hand, this is Dr. Conway’s first visit to LKCNHM, despite having ties to the museum as an Associate Editor for the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. During their

Visiting Scientists Feature: Students from the Iligan Institute of Technology


Over two weeks following the CNY holidays, the LKCNHM research lab was ablaze with the enthusiasm and lively chatter from a group of graduate students from the Iligan Institute of Technology, Mindanao State University, in the Philippines. The exuberant group of four—Ms. Meriam M. Rubio, Ms. Ziljih S. Molina, Mr. Jemateo B. Neri, and Ms.

Visiting Scientists Feature: The van der Poortens


Last Tuesday, renowned butterfly experts George and Nancy van der Poorten dropped by the museum for a quick visit! The van der Poortens have been commissioned to undertake the revision, and production of a 5th edition of the book – Corbet and Pendlebury’s ‘The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula’. The 4th edition of the book was

Visiting Scientist Feature: Mr. Halmi Insani


Last week, we hosted Mr. Halmi Insani, a PhD student at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute. Halmi is working on identifying all non-human primates (living and fossilised) in Southeast Asia, as part of his thesis on the evolution and adaptation of primates. One of the primate fossils to be identified was excavated from Java, Indonesia

Visiting Scientist Feature: The Earl of Cranbrook


Before the Lunar New Year, we hosted a very special guest – the Earl of Cranbrook! The Earl is a long-time friend of the museum, having popped by numerous times since his first research visit in 1956 – way back when he was better known to biologists here as Lord Medway. This time, his visit is

An ‘Out of the Blue’ Tour of LKCNHM


Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes here at LKCNHM? Last Saturday, for the first time ever, five lucky winners and their friends had an exclusive look into our museum collections as part of a 2-hour guided tour. Their guide? Our very own Head of the Museum, Prof. Peter Ng! The five lucky winners were chosen

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Rowland Shelley


Last Friday, we hosted Dr. Rowland Shelley, an expert on millipedes and tropical centipedes, with a research career of almost half a century (47 years). Dr. Shelley is retired but still active as an adjunct professor at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee, and a research associate at the

Visiting Scientists Feature: January 2018


It’s been a great start to the year here at LKCNHM, with visits from old friends and new faces. Dr. Yang Chien-Hui Dr. Yang, Assistant Researcher from the National Taiwan Ocean University, is no stranger to the museum. She has visited LKCNHM numerous times in recent years, and was working on the shrimp and lobster

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Simon Cragg


Today’s feature is on Dr. Simon Cragg, a Professor of Marine Zoology from the University of Portsmouth. Dr. Cragg is currently on sabbatical leave, and has spent the last four months here at LKCNHM working on marine wood borers. Marine wood borers are marine animals (such as crustaceans and molluscs) that live in, and consume

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition (Part Two!)


This November, the labs at LKCNHM were bustling with activity from visitors whom we have had the pleasure of hosting. After the recent feature on visiting entomologists, we are back with another feature – this time on carcinologists! Their work has been most fruitful and we expect a windfall of scientific publications (and other goodies)