Research projects

Hitherto JEMU supported 30 research projects that were initiated by research teams from both RMCA and/or RBINS in collaboration with other Belgian and/or foreign partners.

There are two types of projects:
- flagship projects provide funding for new or ongoing studies that substantially contribute to the scientific valorisation of the collections of RMCA and RBINS;
- pilot projects provide support to scientists of RBINS and RMCA in order to carry out pilot research on a specific systematic problem.

Acronym Category Coordinator Project status Image Starting date
Barcolys Testing two barcoding markers in the Antarctic Lysianassoidea (Amphipoda: Crustacea) Pilot project Patrick Martin & Charlotte Havermans (RBINS) Completed 2008
Lithocolletinae Phylogenetic relationships within the subfamily Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in the Afrotropical region Pilot project Jurate De Prins (RMCA) Completed 2008
Barfly Optimization of DNA barcodes for fruit flies Pilot project Massimiliano Virgilio (RMCA/RBINS) Completed 2008
Ostratool Developing molecular tools for ostracods (Crustacea) from museum collections and lake sediments Pilot project Isa Schön & Koen Martens (RBINS) Stopped 2008
Mamfage Morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysis in the genus Eudasychyra Möschler, 1887 Pilot project Ugo Dall’Asta (RMCA) Completed 2008
Barpan Exploratory study to obtain DNA barcodes from museum specimens of great apes Pilot project Emmanuel Gilissen (RMCA) Stopped 2008
BarCoVer DNA barcoding of selected Congolese vertebrates Flagship project Erik Verheyen (RBINS) Completed 2008


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith