Wageningen University has appointed Bas Zwaan professor of Genetics. Zwaan, who is now senior lecturer in evolutionary biology at the Leiden University, succeeds Rolf Hoekstra.
Bas Zwaan (Papendrecht, 1965) studied biology at the State University of Groningen and graduated cum laude. His predecessor Hoekstra was one of his supervisors. Subsequently, he was a postdoc at the University College in Londen and a researcher in the evolutionary biology group at Leiden University. He conducted research for many years into the survival chances of a butterfly.