COBICE offers supported access to its collections and other facilities.

Nikolaj Scharff nscharff at ZMUC.KU.DK
Fri Aug 18 06:51:13 CDT 2000

Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre

c/o Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 15,  DK-2100 København Ø, DENMARK
Project coordinator: Henrik Enghoff
Telephone +45 35 32 10 36 (direct) / +45 35 32 10 00.
Telefax +45 35 32 10 10. E-mail henghoff at
15 August 2000


Through the European Commission's Fifth Framework Programme ("Improving
human research potential, Enhancing access to research infrastructures"),
funds have been made available to provide transnational access to
researchers from member and associated states of the European Community to
utilize the collections and other facilities of the Major Research
Infrastructure Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre (COBICE).
Access to COBICE will be provided free of charge for visits of up to three
months. Travel and living costs for visiting researchers under the
programme will be covered.

Applications for support for a visit to COBICE are herewith invited. Please
obtain the application form and other documents from COBICE's website at or request the material from

COBICE, c/o Zoologisk Museum
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
phone +45 35 32 10 95 (Ada Kramer), fax     +45 35 32 10 10,
email ajakramer at

COBICE's contract with the European Commission runs for 3 years. During
this period, six calls for application will be made. The second deadline is
15 October 2000 for applications for visits scheduled to take  place in
2001. The third deadline (to be determined) will be for visits scheduled to
take place during the second half pf 2001 and the first half of 2002.

Please notice that this offer only applies to researchers based in member
and associated states of the European Community.

What is COBICE?
The Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre (COBICE) is a powerful centre of
biosystematic research at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
COBICE comprises the Zoological Museum (ZM) the Geological Museum (GM), the
Botanical Museum (BM), the Botanical Laboratory of Molecular Systematics
(BLMS), the Department of Evolutionary Biology (DEB), and the Department of
Zoomorphology (DZ).
The scientific collections at COBICE range among Europe's large and most
well-organised. They comprise a total of about 20 million specimens,
including  among many others about  75,000 type specimens and particularly
important collections of  Arctic, especially Greenlandic, and Danish
animals, deep-sea animals ,whales, South American Quaternary mammal
fossils, the World’s largest databases on African terrestrial vertebrates,
tissue collections for DNA analysis, esp. the World’s largest collection of
birds (15,000 samples representing 3,000 species), and 8,000 African mammal
samples, fossils from Greenland, mo-clay Tertiary fossils , plants from
Greenland and Denmark, flowering plants from Thailand and NE Africa, and
seeds of Triticeae (wild relatives of wheat, rye and barley, more than
10,000 samples).
Equipment available at COBICE includes light, fluorescence, transmission
electron and scanning electron microscopes,  DNA sequencing facilities, X-
ray apparatus, and image analysis system

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