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New genus named after President of the Academy by Webmaster News 2017-08-30 11:56:05
 

We had a big surprise in store today for the President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, José van Dijck. She came to deliver her inspiring opening talk, speaking enthusiastically about Westerdijks legacy calling her the Queen of Diversity. After the talk our Director Pedro Crous surprised her with some news. A few months ago, José van Dijck submitted the first soil sample in the Citizen Science Project that we organised in collaboration with the Utrecht University Museum. We analysed her sample and found a new genus! We named it after her: Vandijckella johannae.