The Copenhagen Biosystematics Centre (COBICE) at the University of Copenhagen comprises the Zoological, Geological and Botanical Museums, and the Evolutionary Biology, Zoo morphology and Botanical Molecular Systematic laboratories. The collections at COBICE comprise about 20 million specimens, including, e.g. 75,000 unique type specimens - Arctic, especially Greenland 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. birds (3,000 species) and African mammals - fossils from Greenland - mo-clay Tertiary fossils - plants from Greenland, Denmark, Thailand and NE Africa. Equipment available at COBICE includes light, fluorescence, transmission electron and scanning electron microscopes, DNA sequencing facilities, X-ray apparatus, and image analysis system.
Applications can be submitted twice a year by e-mail, fax or mail. The application form and the procedure for applying are described on the COBICE Home Page http://www.zmuc.dk/commonweb/COBICE.htm.
Henrik Enghoff, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Universiteitparken, 15, Copenhagen OE, 2100 Denmark,