The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

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[31.12.2019] Aktuell modernisiert das ZFMK den Zugang zu diesem Ausstellungsbereich: Zukünfig wird die Ausstellung mit einem Fahrstuhl barrierefrei zu erreichen sein. Wir planen, dass diese Baumaßnahme bis Dezember 2019 abgeschlossen sein wird.Bis dahin muss der Bereich leider geschlossen bleiben. Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis.
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[14.05.2019] Today, the three-dimensional visualization and analysis of biological samples using computer tomography (CT) is a routine procedure. However, in the past it was very difficult to visualize the fine surface details of many organisms. Scientists at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn and the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn have now developed a new method to digitally capture and display even the finest surface structures.
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[12.04.2019] The EU-SYNTHESYS+ project funds access of international scientist (emphasis EU) to the sientific collections and research infrastructure of ZFMK. Supported are visits of several weeks. This includes both, access to the scientific collections, and research infrastructure such as the labs for morphology and molecular research. The actual call is open, and ends April 12th. SYNTHESYS+ is the most important research network of European natural history museums.
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[18.12.2018] Scientists at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity (ZFMK) discovered more than 450 millipedes in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber.
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[14.09.2018] From September 17th to 20th, 2018, the 92nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology will take place at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity of Animals (ZFMK) in Bonn. 71 Scientists from all over the world will discuss the topics "Mammal Research in Africa", " Conservation and Biogeography" as well as other subjects . Numerous mammal species -from bats to giraffes – will be covered in almost 30 talks that deal with their lifestyle, relationships, and conservation. The Fritz-Frank-Award for excellent scientific work in mammalian biology will be awarded on Thursday, 20th of September 2018, at 10.30 am in the lecture room. The award is endowed with 3,000 Euro, further emphasizing the outstanding importance of this honour in the field of life sciences. This year, two awardees were able to convince the jury with their outstanding dissertations. Representatives of the press are welcome.
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[24.07.2018] A team of experts of the Ilia State University (Tbilisi,Georgia), the University of Bonn und the ZFMK analyses the variety of life in forests, that are less influenced by human beeings than in Germany. The work is done during a BioBlitz in Kintrishi (Georgia). Aim ist he better protection of species, that are threatened by the use of forests.
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[03.01.2018] The “Leibniz in Africa” initiative of the Leibniz Association is a gateway for researchers at Leibniz Institutes and at African research institutions who wish to deepen existing collaborations or initiate new ones. Contributions by ZFMK can be found on pages 28 and 31 of the brochure.
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[02.01.2018] Christmas and New Year opening times.
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[30.10.2017] Traffic disabilities and obstructions may occur on Saturdays, 4th an 4th of November 2017 due to the demonstrations during the world climate conference in the immediate vicinity of the Museum Koenig.
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[26.09.2017] Bonn in five minutes shows you the highlights of the city of Bonn, where also the Museum Koenig is presented.Enjoy the film:
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+49 228 9122-6213
s.heine [at] leibniz-zfmk.de