Three new members and a lot of positive energy from CETAF51

New members from Iceland, Italy and Latvia announced in Frankfurt. The comments fr...

See you in Israel for CETAF52!


General Assembly number 51 of the Consortium of the European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) was held in the Senckenberg Naturmuseum, in Frankfurt (Germany).


The two-day event was the first occasion for the CETAF taxonomic community to meet together in person since the pandemic. Welcomed by Senckenberg's General Director and his staff, CETAF  reported on activities undertaken, discussed ongoing projects and exchanged ideas on the next scientific and strategic steps to take.


“It’s amazing to be back together in person and CETAF51 has been a very productive meeting. We have started to face tomorrow’s challenges and outline the directions that the community should take towards developing our research agenda and our focus on developing or strengthening our initiatives for taxonomy, taxonomy training and natural history collections.” - says Michelle Price, Acting Chair of the CETAF Executive Committee.

“Looking back at what we have done over the last months allows you to really measure the effort and the commitment in building up the CETAF community” - says Ana Casino, CETAF Executive Director - “from the participation in new EU-funded projects to the admission of new members. It’s a great pleasure to welcome three new associate members of the CETAF community: the Icelandic Museum of Natural History of Reykjavík, Iceland; the Museum and Botanical Garden of Pisa, Italy and the Institute of Life Sciences and Technology of Daugavpils University, Latvia. It’s a pleasure to see the CETAF family growing.”

CETAF Executive Committee
The CETAF Executive Committee gathered in Frankfurt for the General Assembly: from left to right Eva Haeffner, Thierry Bourgoin, Michelle J. Price, Ana Casino, Erik Smets, Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Gergely Babocsay.

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