Reinhart Ceulemans

Emeritus professor

Short presentation

  • Emeritus professor and Visiting professor at the Department of Biology, University of Antwerp
  • Previous director of the Research Center of Excellence PLECO (2000-2019)
  • Honorary Doctor / Doctor Honoris Causa of the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic (2010)
  • Honorary Doctor / Doctor Honoris Causa of the Université d’Orléans, France (2012)
  • Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts of Belgium (since 2009)
  • Corresponding member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU, since 2015)
  • Previously visiting professor at : University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1987-1988), Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France (1989) and University of Ghent (2013-2019)
  • Titular of the Belgian Francqui Chair at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL; 2006-2007)
  • Chair of  the LESC Standing Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF; 2008-2015)
  • Chair of the working group on Biodiversity and Forests of the Federal Council for Sustainable Development (until 2018)
  • Holder of Advanced Research Grant POPFULL of the European Research Council (ERC)

Four generations of Ph.D. students

Four generations of Ph.D. students with their promotor in the PLECO research group on 6 December 2019. From Left to Right: Arne Ven (doctoral student of), Sara Vicca (doctoral student of), Ivan Janssens (doctoral student of), Reinhart Ceulemans.



45 years of PLECO

On 28 September 2019 we celebrated – in the Antwerp Zoo – the 45th anniversary of our PLECO research group as well as my retirement.

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