Joep Geraedts was one of the founders and the first chairman of the Eugène Dubois Foundation. We recently received the sad news that Joep passed away on 25 December 2022. Joep was born in 1948 in Swalmen. After high school he studied Biology at the Catholic University of Nijmeg
Lecture Monday 14 November, 20:00 Frans Palm Lecture Hall, Tongersestraat 53 Prof. Frans de Waal Director of Living Links Center of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Registration You can register here How different are men and women? Are differences due to nature or nurture?
Date: Monday 3 October, 20:00 Location: Auditorium, Minderbroedersberg 4-6 Speaker: Prof. Carel van Schaik, Professor of Biological Anthropology and Director of the Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich Description: From before the classic Greek period until the early 20th c
Within the history of discovering evolution, there are a few names that stand out: Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck or Ernst Mayr. However, few are aware of a local scientist who ultimately provided the first evidence of the evolutionary transition from apes to hum
Dr. Tijs Goldschmidt has been appointed Eugène Dubois chair for the year 2021. Dr. Goldschmidt was born in Amsterdam, trained as a behavioural biologist in Amsterdam and Leiden and is a renowned writer on science and art. This year, the Faculty of Science and Engineering is hosting th
UM Professors José Joordens and Leon Claessens have returned to their Limburg roots to conduct research of dodos, evolution and humankind to the place where Neanderthals lived and a Mosasaurus seems to be unearthed every other day. Until recently, palaeontology and evolutionary biolog
On 1 April 2019, Dr Josephine Joordens has been appointed as extraordinary professor on the “Naturalis Dubois Chair in Hominin Paleoecology and Evolution” at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University. She will hold her inaugural lecture on Thursday 13 J
As the 2018 Eugene Dubois rotating Chair holder at Maastricht University, Prof. Katerina Harvati gave an insightful lecture on career planning for PhD fellows, postdoc and junior researchers on Wednesday 12 September 2018. She addressed questions such as: – Should I get a PhD?
In the human evolutionary history, the most important milestone is the evolution of our own genus, Homo, approximately 2.5 million years ago. It marks the appearance of modern human-like body size, a trend towards larger brain size, and the appearance of humans beyond the African cont